My apologies for not keeping in touch
I apologize for not keeping in touch since finishing the walk across Turkey. I've been so busy paying attention to what's in front of me that I forgot... Read more
A book writing update, "The Gym," and an idea I want to run by you
Dear Kickstarter backers,
1. Book writing update:
I’ve written 10,000 words of the first draft. I imagine the book will have about 60K words total. I write 2,000 words each... Read more
Finished the walk across Turkey, writing the books now
Just a quick update on the Walking Turkey project...
I finished the walk across Turkey on schedule, on Saturday, 13 April. On the final day of the walk... Read more
Join me for the walk's final day
The other day I reached a major milestone in the project: 95% of Turkey walked across. Saturday I reached Van, the last major city before the Turkey/Iran border...... Read more
Outlining the book, want to know what you want to know
I need your input on something...
The other day I made it to the city of Şanlıurfa. I've been on the road for 5 months so far. I... Read more
Trip update and stats from the first half
Well, I’ve been on the road for four months. I’ve walked across 53% of the country so far.
Here’s an update on some journey-related stats, and then I need your... Read more
Backers listed on website
Hello Kickstarter backers,
I've updated the website with the list of Kickstarter backers (there are 81 of them, according to Kickstarter)...
Please take a look at the list and... Read more
Thank you so much
Thank you so much for your support. About 36 hours ago the Kickstarter campaign cleared the 100% mark, which means the project will get funded.
You have no... Read more
Cards won't be charged until end of Sept
A handful of backers have asked me recently why their cards have not been charged yet. Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing platform. Kickstarter does not charge your cards until A. the... Read more
Finished the first week of the walk
One week down, nineteen (or so) to go.
I ended the week where I had planned, in a town called Nazilli, about 68 miles (109 kilometers) east of... Read more
More frequent trip updates
In case you're interested but not yet aware, there are a ton more updates about the trip happening on the website, Facebook page, and Twitter, especially now that the trip... Read more
Turkish English-language daily covers Walking Turkey
Today's Zaman, a national English-language daily here in Turkey, covered the walk across Turkey.
Through word of mouth and articles like this, I've met a lot of fascinating people... Read more
Cooling my heels in Istanbul this week
I've been in Istanbul this week, house-sitting/dog-sitting for a friend on vacation, and basically killing time until I head for Kusadasi in a few days to start the... Read more
Congratulations Denise Waters
Denise Waters teaches a 4th grade class at Norman Rockwell Elementary school in Redmond, a city on the east side of Seattle, Washington. For years it’s been my pleasure to... Read more
Walk covered on Turkish Travel Blog
Natalie Sayin at TurkishTravelBlog.com did an excellent writeup of the walk.
My favorite line: "...my first reaction to his plan was WTF!"
Thanks for the writeup Natalie, much... Read more
Why were you so dismissive?
After yesterday’s post a couple people asked me why I was so dismissive of the commenter’s concern for my safety. Why, they asked, was I brushing off someone with perfectly... Read more
Fear the world less
I generally try pretty hard to be respectful and patient when someone says something that sets me off. But sometimes that’s too tall an order and I say exactly what... Read more
Interview with The Displaced Nation
Shortly before this Kickstarter page went live, the website The Displaced Nation asked me some questions about the walk (what is it, why am I doing it, what did I... Read more
How the postcards work
The postcards are one of my personal favorite rewards in this particular Kickstarter campaign.
They started out as a reward for the $15 backers, but I thought they were such... Read more