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No Reservations. No Regrets: Driving Western Turkey — By Jennifer Shipp
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No Reservations. No Regrets: Driving Western Turkey — By Jennifer Shipp

In 2010, I was terrified about our first overseas trip. My terror had infected my psyche on so many levels that by the time our plane leaned into the airport in Istanbul, Turkey and I caught my first glimpse of the pink rooftops in the city, my spirit had left my body and it was standing in the aisle screaming. Turkey was the first country I ever saw outside of the U.S. and I imagined our trip would go ...
Trading Comfort for Awe — By Jennifer Shipp
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Trading Comfort for Awe — By Jennifer Shipp

On the slow descent downward, I didn’t know that my parachute hadn’t opened all the way.

The man on the radio said, “Toggle right,” and I toggled right. He said, “Toggle left,” and I toggled left. I toggled a lot--right, left, right, left-- because from the ground, the radio man could see that my parachute wasn’t opening properly and the he was trying to help me fix the problem.<br ...
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