I’m a traveler and a lawyer. I spend most of my time practising international and white collar law, which involves a lot of travel around the world. When I’m not working, I enjoy being outside and going on adventures.
Why do you travel and look for adventures?
I like experiencing new things and meeting new people. I’m also easily bored, so I enjoy changing my environment frequently and keep myself constantly busy.
What kind of adventures do you look for when you travel?
I try to look for adventures that are unique to the place I am visiting. I generally look for things that are active, outside, and scenic.
What’s your go-to travel hack?
Sleep when you can. Be well rested so you can enjoy your trip. When I travel to a different time zone, I always take melatonin so I can get on the right sleep schedule. But I never try to stay awake to adjust. I’d much rather be over-rested and have trouble falling asleep (and use melatonin) than be tired.
Got any gear you can’t travel without?
A camera of course.
What destination are you eager to go back to?
Lately I’ve actually been enjoying spending time at home, in Colorado. I recently moved and it’s been so great to love where I live.
How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?
I trust my gut. If something feels off, it probably is. I also always have a cell phone with service in case something goes wrong.
What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?
Do a lot of research before the trip so you know where to go. I often meet up with locals from social media and spend some time with them.
What’s your favourite word in another language?
Most of my work travel is to Turkey, so I’ll say tesekkürler (thank you) – because it’s the word I use the most.
When and where are you next travelling?
I’ll be going back to Turkey for work in a few weeks.
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