Hiking Turkey's Historic Lycian Trail
Two ordinary people. One shared dream. Three-hundred and twenty kilometers. Twenty-eight days. Too many memories to count! (In other words, how we spent our winter vacation!)Lycian Way Adventure
Recipe: Green Bean (Taze Fasulya) Casserole
Guests have been asking us to post our simple, yet delicious recipe for green beans. We serve it as the main dish at lunch (with bulgar and a tossed salad), but it also makes a lovely side dish to a heartier dinner.Green Bean Recipe
We intended to stop by Pinara for a quick visit before heading to Patara Beach. But Pinara grabbed our imaginations, and we spent an entire day wandering around the historic site. And we plan to return again. It really is amazing!Pinara Antique City
Letoon was one of the most important political and religlous sites in the Lycian League. Here's everything you need to know about exploring the open air museum at the ancient city of Letoon.Letoon Historic Site
Tlos was the mythological home to Bellerophon and his magical winged horse, Pegasus. Here's everything you need to know about exploring the open air museum at the ancient city of Tlos.Exploring Ancient Tlos
Celebrating St. Nicholas of Myra: His Life and Legends
Everything you need to know about Saint Nicholas of Myra, the real man who inspired modern day Santa Claus.All About St. Nick
7 Tips to Improve Your Travel Photos
Vacation photos are a great way to capture memories and share them with friends and family. And, if you're visiting a place as lovely as the Turquoise Coast, there are plenty of opportunities for absolutely gorgeous shots. But sometimes, the pictures aren't as good as you remember. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could capture the special moments exactly as you remember them?Photography Tips
The House of the Virgin Mary
During the summer, we explore Turkey and Greece by boat. During the winter, we explore by land. Here's what we discovered during our visit to the House of the Virgin Mary near Ephesus in February 2018.House of the Virgin Mary
Can You See Rhodes from Çalış Beach?
It's a topic of hot debate at the bars and restaurants along Çalış Beach, especially in the late fall and early spring. Is that little bump on the horizon actually Rhodes? Here's the definitive answer - with pictures and diagrams to prove it!Can You See Rhodes?
15 Nautical Terms You Use Every Day
Even if you've never stepped foot on a boat, you've probably mastered a variety of nautical terms – without even knowing it! Some are self-explanatory: sink or swim, don't rock the boat, dead in the water, weathering a storm – but a few of these commonly uttered phrases might surprise you.Sailor Talk
A Day in the Life of a Gulet Cruise: Guest and Crew Perspectives
While there's no such thing as a "typical day" on a gulet cruise, here's an (only slightly) tongue-in-cheek look at a day aboard Arkadaslik - from the perspective of guest and crew.Different Perspectives
Just one of the reasons I fell in love with an entire country.Why Turkey?
Quick & Easy Recipe for Carrot Tarator / Havuç Tarator
A simple and delicous taste of Turkey with ingredients you probably already have on hand.Carrot Tarator
Recipe for Sweet & Savoury Courgette Tarator / Kabak Tarator
Made with zucchini (courgette) and a hint of dill, this sweet and savoury, vegetarian side dish is a guest favourite!Courgette Tarator
81 Fun and Interesting (and Completely Safe) Things To Do in Turkey
There's more to Turkey than just visiting the Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque!Things to Do
Are There Sharks in Turkey? The Answer May Surprise You!
A light-hearted, but factual article about sharks and shark attacks in Turkey to appease the fears of two youngsters who want to swim in the Mediterranean. And, as a bonus, a collection of our favourite shark cartoons and comics.Sharks in Turkey
Romance on the High Seas
Trust me when I tell you, living on a cruise boat isn't all champagne and rose petals.Romance
5 Things That Make Us (Really, Truly) Different from Other Yachting Companies
It all boils down to being owned by an old, blind Canadian woman who lives on the boat. But how do I make that sound appealing to potential guests???How We're Different
My #1 Most-Frequently-Asked Question
You? Here? How? Why? In one form or another, it's the question that everyone asksMy FAQ
How to Avoid Getting Seasick on a Cruise
Tips for preventing seasickness (and recovering quickly if you do get seasick on your cruise)Seasickness Cures
Sleeping On A Boat
Question: I'm usually a light sleeper. How will I sleep on a boat?Sleeping at Sea
Cruise Packing Checklist
Tips and a cruise packing checklist.Packing List
Athens? Or İstanbul? Which is the Best City to Visit?
Question: I have 10 days to travel to Athens and Istanbul. And I want to visit Cappadocia too. How do you recommend I split my time?Athens? or Istanbul?
My Biggest Facepalm Moment
Definition of FACEPALM (verb): bring the palm of one's hand to one's face, as an expression of disbelief, shame, or exasperation.Facepalm
Anchor Aweigh! (Or is it Anchors Away?)
A true story about anchor woes at sea, and an incident which gave entirely new meaning to "cutting loose" during a cruise!Anchors Away!
So You Want to Start a Yacht Charter Business!?!?
Combine your entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for yachting by starting a yacht chartering business.Lessons Learned
What's It Like to Live on a Boat?
I Live on a boat, I work on a boat - some days my feet never touch landLife at Sea
Does Renaming A Boat Really Bring Bad Luck?
We avoided the curse by following every step in this boat renaming ceremonyRenaming Boat
The Turkish Dress Code: A Female Traveler's Guide to What to Wear in Turkey
Do you have to wear a hijab in Turkey? Can you wear shorts in Turkey? Travel tips for first-time visitors to Turkey about what to wear when traveling in this predominately Muslim country.Turkish Dress Code
What is a Blue Cruise?
At its most basic, a Blue Cruise is a multi-day boating holiday along the Mediterranean coast on a classic Turkish gulet. But that definition doesn't begin to describe the experience!Blue Cruise
Turkish Gulets: Everything You Need to Know
What are Turkish Gulets? And (more importantly) How do you pronounce "Gulet"?Turkish Gulet
Here Comes The Sun
The prequel to Arkadaslik Yachting: A true story of overcoming adversity and life challengesThe Prequel