The BPTG journey:
I discovered Turkey as a destination in 2008, and the majority of my trips have been to the Bodrum Peninsula.
I’m a Planner – so before I go anywhere, I like to pour over guide books, and surf the web for hours looking at information, reviews and pictures.
Although there’s a lot of content written about Bodrum – it’s more difficult to find information about all of the other interesting places on the Bodrum Peninsula.
For my own reference, I started to collect information about places to see; sketching small maps so I could find places again; and taking 1,000’s of photo’s (thank goodness for digital!) as reminders of this destination’s charm and beauty.
The Birth of my Website
After my second trip to the northern part of the peninsula (between Gümüşlük and Yalikavak) – I decided to start transitioning my tribal knowledge from my small moleskine ® notebooks to a website – and my www.bodrumpeninsulatravelguide.co.uk site was born at the beginning of 2011.
It’s a pure Labour of Love!
Free Quick Reference Travel Guides
In 2012 I started publishing Quick Reference Travel Guides for the different destinations around the Bodrum Peninsula. These are perfect for printing out or downloading to your mobile device, and are so popular, that the next logical step was a Bodrum Peninsula Guide Book.
In May 2013, I published an 70,000 word ebook which is available on Amazon (and a selection of other e-book retailers) called “The Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide: Turkey’s Aegean Gem”. This guide is aimed an independent travellers who want to step off the beaten and well-worn tourist path and discover what the local area has to offer.
The following year I published “The Gumusluk Travel Guide: Bodrum’s Silver Lining”, an 40,000 word in-depth ebook guide to one of the areas best locations.
Now that I’ve moved to Gümüşlük full-time, both travel guides are in the process of being updated, and I’m releasing my Bodrum Peninsula Travel guide in Paperback, and I have a Day Trippers Guide to Bodrum in the works.
I’m originally from the flatlands and big skies of rural Norfolk in eastern England, and split my time between Los Angeles, UK and Turkey. In 2015, I left a 17 year corporate career as a Global Supply Chain Executive to go freelance. In my new role as a content marketer, I combine my strategic approach to problem solving with extensive project management expertise.
I work with small companies and entrepreneurs to develop their web presence and brand awareness with engaging content.
As well as business blogging, copywriting and ghostwriting, I’m a social media manager and content strategist.
You can follow me on my Bodrum Travel Guide Facebook Fan page at www.facebook.com/BodrumPTG
An example of this are the guest blogs for the recommendations and tips contained in the “Top 5 tips for the Bodrum Peninsula in Less than 50 words” blog posts.
PHOTOGRAPHY on this Site
I love photography, and nearly all of the photo’s on this site were taken by me. Occasionally, when I write about topics but don’t have a relevant picture to accompany it, I’ll source a photo from the web. I always credit the source of web-based photo’s, using a copyright line at the end of the post.
Some posts only feature photo galleries, and you can view all photo gallery posts by Clicking on the Photo Gallery.
VIDEOs on this Site
If you see this logo in the upper right hand corner of a post, it means that there’s a video link further down the page. Where possible these links are embedded from You Tube, but if the source of the video is another site, the page will include an active link to the site.
You can click on this Video Logo, to view all of the posts which include a video.
Some posts only feature a video and not text, and you can view all video posts by Clicking on the Video Gallery.
PODCASTs on this Site
In 2013 I started podcasting, and the podcast players are embedded in this site. Each podcast has it’s own companion page with links to more information on a similar topic.
Listen to all of my podcasts on this website, just Click on the Podcast Gallery to view all of the podcasts available.
You can also visit Podomatic to view all of my Podcasts, or you can visit the online iTunes player to listen to them there.
On the iTunes page, you can also subscribe to my podcast via iTunes.