Travel Planner is dedicated
to the Turkish
who have shown me such wonderful hospitality and friendship over
the last five decades.
I went to Turkey as a Peace
Corps Volunteer in 1967
to give English lessons to the Turks,
and they ended up giving me far more
in return: a warm welcome, friendship,
wisdom, and a lifetime career as
a travel writer. More...
If I presume to guide travelers around
Turkey, it is because I "grew
with Turkish tourism, starting in 1967
when Turkish tourism was small and
unimportant. I traveled
to every part of the country and saw
the huge potential that has now been
Over the past 47+ years, the beauty
of Turkey and the friendliness
of its people have been
discovered by the world, and Turkey
is now among the world's top ten
An article in Hürriyet from 29 February 1992.
This high position is richly
deserved, and I am proud
to have had some small part in helping
the Turkish people to achieve it.
So thanks again to my many
Turkish friends. I hope
you find Turkey
Travel Planner to be a fitting
token of my gratitude.