The Most Luxurious Layover in Doha, Qatar

Arriving at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar from Istanbul, Turkey was an experience all its own. This airport was brand spankin' new as it literally just opened in 2014, and had only been opened for about a year and a half at that point. Knowing that it was in the world's richest country...
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Flying Qatar Business Class Airbus A330

Prior to taking off on our RTW trip, we had a few flights booked beforehand as our main "guidelines" of where we wanted to be throughout the year. We decided that Turkey would be the last destination in Europe, before heading off to Southeast Asia. Since there are no direct flights from Istanbul to...
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Istanbul, Turkey (Part 2)

After a full day of site-seeing the day prior, we had an open schedule and just planned to walk around and explore.  It was raining and a bunch of the street cats found shelter around the corner of our apartment building.  I'm sure Minh and Connie were tired of my excitement over all the cats...
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Istanbul, Turkey

After spending Thanksgiving in Selcuk, we were headed to our last stop in Turkey - Istanbul.  Upon our arrival to Istanbul, we checked into our Air Bnb apartment in the Beyoglu district. We dropped off our bags and headed straight to Durumzade, a Kebap place that has been made famous by Anthony...
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Safari Park Volunteering – Safari

Finishing up the series of our week volunteering at Safari Park Volunteers in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, the next team we were assigned to was Safari.   You can read our experience on the other teams here: Volunteer Team - Cubs Volunteer Team - Rescue   Volunteer Team -...
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Safari Park Volunteering – Rescue

Continuing the series of our week volunteering at Safari Park Volunteers in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, the next team we were assigned to was Rescue.   You can also read about our experience on the other teams here: Safari Park Volunteering - Cubs Safari Park Volunteering -...
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Safari Park Volunteering – Cubs

When planning out our RTW trip, I knew I wanted to volunteer during our time abroad and somehow came across Safari Park Volunteers while researching online.  It was affordable (some volunteer programs are actually really costly and require a huge time commitment), we could choose how long we wanted...
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Looking Back on a Year of Unforgettable Memories

Spending a year traveling the world has been the most incredible experience.  It's been an educational, eye-opening, and life-changing adventure we never could have imagined.  We are beyond grateful for being able to experience and learn as much as we did in one year - meeting with family and...
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Spending Thanksgiving in Selcuk, Turkey

Our Turkey adventure continues west to the city of Selçuk we stayed at an AirBnB just steps from St. John's Basilica and even had a view of the Temple of Artemis. We were most excited about visiting Ephesus located just 3 kilometers from Selçuk where centuries ago, the Greeks settled at this...
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Visiting the Pools of Pamukkale – Denizli, Turkey

After a long day exploring Göreme on the Green Tour, we checked out of our hotel to head to our next intended major site on our list of places to visit - Pamukkale.  From Cappadocia, the only transportation available are overnight buses (no direct flights or trains), so we were in for a long 9+ hour...
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