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.
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 recent graduate of Montclair State University, holding a B.S. in Business Administration. She began her traveling journey in 2017 with her first international trip to Europe. After visiting the United Kingdom a year later, she realized her true passion for traveling. Furthermore, she holds dual citizenship within the United States and the United Kingdom through a British-Indian family. Over the last five years, Sonia’s visited 17+ countries and enjoys sharing her stories and experiences through her blog, Solo Traveling Sonia. Being immersed in history, culture, religion, and connecting with locals is what she loves the most. She’s continuing her dreams of creating content while traveling and living life to the fullest. 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 a twenty-one-year-old international relations student at Bilkent University. Based in Istanbul, her interests include content writing, photography, social media, gastronomy, and traveling. She writes for her university’s publication, covering hobbies and lifestyle. Read more about her work here.