Sultanahmet, Istanbul – A Travel Blog

June 19, 2018
Asia | Julie Tetel Andresen
On my second day in Istanbul I ventured out of my neighborhood of Beyoğlu and walked across the Galata Bridge spanning the waterway known as the Golden Horn in order to get to the Asian side of Istanbul and the neighborhood of Sultanahmet. I chose the Galata Bridge as the… read more

Beyoğlu, Istanbul – A Travel Blog

June 15, 2018
Asia | Julie Tetel Andresen
This time around in Istanbul I’m staying in the neighborhood of Beyoğlu. It’s on the European side of the city and is considered the “newer” part of town. In the past I’ve stayed in the neighborhood of Sultanahmet on the Asian side of the city. This is the older part of… read more
new adventures

New Adventures – A Travel Blog

June 12, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
My entire life I’ve sought new adventures. As a kid I loved exploring my neighborhood. As an adult I love exploring the world. The title image is of my itinerary in Ethiopia next week. Today I’m embarking on a three-and-a half-month trip outside the US. First stop: Istanbul. From there… read more

Memoirs: What I’m Reading VIII

June 8, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
Just this past week I’ve been gobbling up memoirs. As opposed to autobiographies which chronicle an entire life, memoirs focus in particular on one aspect of a person’s life. Memoirs: Steve Martin Born Standing Up (2007) I love stand-up comedy and just happened on Steve Martin‘s account of his 18 years… read more

NASCAR: On the Last Lap?

June 5, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
Title image: The speedway display at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte, North Carolina. NASCAR stands for: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. This past weekend I went to Charlotte to visit my older son and his family. We’ve all lived in North Carolina a long time, and he… read more
Hillsborough, NC

Hillsborough, NC – A Travel Blog

June 1, 2018
Blog | Julie Tetel Andresen
Title image: Old Orange County Courthouse c. 1844, Hillsborough, NC. Over Memorial Day weekend I was invited to a garden party in Hillsborough, NC. Before showing up at the party I decided to do a walking tour of the main part of town. My idea was that you don’t have… read more