the founder of Turkey Travel Planner, is a veteran guidebook author, travel writer and photographer, and consultant on travel information to companies and government agencies.
He has written over 40 guidebooks for Berlitz, Frommer’s and Lonely Planet covering Belize, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Guatemala, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, New England, Tunisia and Turkey, with nearly four million copies in print worldwide in more than 10 languages. He’s also written a memoir about Turkey, travel, and travel writing: Turkey: Bright Sun, Strong Tea. Read more about Tom.
is the founder and director of the Asia Minor Research Center in Antalya, Turkey, a country in which he and his wife Dindy have lived since 2004. The purpose of the AMRC is to advance the study of early Judaism and Christianity in Asia Minor. He regularly leads study trips to the biblical sites throughout the Mediterranean region. He is the author and editor of numerous books, articles, and reviews. Read more about his work here.
is a travel writer and English teacher from the United States. She first fell in love with Turkey when visiting İstanbul and the Mediterranean during the summer of 2018. After living in East Asia for a decade, she moved to İzmir in 2019. She enjoys discovering quiet seaside towns and quaint mountain villages. After visiting more than 30 countries, one of her all-time favorite destinations is Kaş, located on the Mediterranean Coast in southern Turkey. Find a list of her articles here.
Christopher Vannoy is a long-time wine aficionado whose broad travels gave him a diverse range of experience with wine tasting. With a background in business, travel, and engineering, he has a unique approach to critiquing wines. Originally from the US, he settled in a small village near Antalya, and brings more than 20 years of experience with Turkish wines with over 400 wine reviews. He enjoys guiding others in experiencing Turkish wines, on his website. Read more about his work here.
is an American/Canadian who spent most of her childhood in Turkey. She has traveled to over 25 countries and has a deep love for culture, meeting new people, and finding the perfect coffee shop. Cappadocia is one of her favorite places to visit in Turkey, as well as anywhere on the Mediterranean. She now resides in Antalya, Turkey with her husband and daughter.
is pursuing a BA in Journalism and Integrated Media with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. Having lived and studied in varying cultural contexts, she has a deep passion for people, history, food, language, and cross-cultural understanding. She plans to use journalism as a tool to highlight the beauty of varying cultures, historical sites, and people groups. Having spent much of her childhood in Adana and Izmir, Abigail has a deep appreciation and love for Turkey and all of its treasures. Read more about her work here.
is a student pursuing a BA in History and Intercultural Studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He grew up overseas in both Africa and South Asia and loves traveling all over the world. He is particularly interested in how history and archaeology reveal the depths of culture and the development of society. He has studied archaeology at the University of Oxford and completed excavation training at the Irish Archaeology Field School. He hopes to pursue further degrees in archaeology and historical preservation. He plans to use these studies as a means to highlight the rich beauty of different cultures and their long historical narratives. Read more about his work here.
is a passionate traveler who began her journey in Belgium and Switzerland before landing in Turkey. Learning about new cultures has become a lifestyle for her. She is a student of American Culture and Literature studies at Istanbul University. In addition to her passion for writing, she also studies Radio and Television programming. Inspired by what she sees through her lens, she captures moments, thereby creating memories of her journey to share with others. Read more about her work here.
is recent graduate of Montclair State University ’21, Sonia holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. She was born and raised in New Jersey by a British-Indian family of entrepreneurs and holds dual nationality in the United States & United Kingdom. At 18 years old, Sonia embarked on her first international trip with her high school to Europe. She visited various countries including France, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Read more about her work here.
Hi! I am Areej Ebaid. A travelling enthusiast. I write and photograph to document the humanity of moments. I am taking you on a journey with me to discover the beauty of the world’s capital, our magical Istanbul. Get ready to see the colors of Istanbul through my words and pictures.