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Travel | Heybeliada Island

You’ll have to forgive me for keeping this post short on words and long on photos. It feels like the only thing I’ve done this week is work, eat, and sleep. But that’s not completely true — at least some of that work involved another trip to Istanbul, two nights on the 31st floor of a fancy …

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Travel | A Week in Istanbul

It’s a little funny to write this post about my week in Istanbul when I know that I’ll be heading back there again the day after tomorrow. My (working) vacation had been planned ages ago and then I recently received an invitation to participate in a work meeting in Istanbul this coming Tuesday. So exactly one week after …

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Two Days in Lisbon

Travel | Two Free Days in Lisbon

I am constantly struck by how many beautiful places there are in the world and Lisbon is definitely one of those places!  I unexpectedly fell head over heels for Lisboa and really can’t wait to go back.  The majority of my time in Portugal’s capital city was spent at a conference at the university, although luckily for …

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