The Carian Trail – Stormy Weather in Southwest Turkey

Hiking and the Obsession with Weather; When hiking the Carian Trail doesn’t start the way we’d like to.

There is no denying: any outdoor event or activity can be made or broken by the weather. Ambivalent as I am about technological gadgets, I’m not sure that weather apps are a good development. Do they prevent you from setting out and getting soaked (or into a potentially life-threatening situation), or do they keep you put unnecessarily? Continue reading

Living in Fear – It Is Not Normal!

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”~Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Aren’t you afraid to get robbed?” is a question we receive on a regular basis.

“No, we’re not. And if it happens, so be it,” we generally answer pragmatically.

We use common sense deciding where and when we travel, and especially where we (rough) camp. Those are our measures when it comes to safety. Oh, and yes, we do lock the car doors. Continue reading