I spent two and a half years developing a long-distance hiking trail across the Middle East, and a lot of my free time hiking and on bike trips. When I'm not on one of those trips, I find myself reading blogs and trip writeups by other hikers and bike tourists who've explored the kinds of places I'd love to go myself. During my years in the near east, I get to do outdoorsy things in a lot of places that I rarely see other people blogging or writing about. I'm always excited to share these places with anyone who's mildly interested, so this site holds a collection of trip reports and photo albums from my outings. I hope they'll inspire others to come and explore an underrated part of the world.