Originally from the flatlands and big skies of rural Norfolk in eastern England, Jay is a British Expat currently living in Los Angeles.
For the last couple of decades Jay has juggled her day job as a project manager with her passions for writing, photography and international travel.
In 2008, Jay bought a holiday home on the trendy Bodrum Peninsula along Turkey’s beautiful Aegean coast.
Despite its popularity with Turkish and international visitors, and a destination of choice for thousands of expatriates looking for their place in the sun, well-researched and comprehensive guides to the Peninsula were thin on the ground.
Jay decided to plug this gap and enthusiastically set about capturing the local area in words and pictures.
In 2010, Jay launched this website to share her knowledge and experiences with a wider audience. What began life as random facts and observations, hand-written in little note books, has grown into a well-respected and popular travel site.
In 2012, Jay began publishing free location-specific Quick Reference Travel Guides for the area. A full-blown guide seemed to be the next logical step. ‘The Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide: Turkey’s Aegean Gem’ was published exclusively on Amazon on May 31st 2013.
My Other Websites:
My popular Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide website; an invaluable resource for visitors to the area.
My Expat Advenutures blog; Host of a monthly Expat Blog Carnival.
My new Yalikavak Travel Guide website, for one of the larger towns on the Bodrum Peninsula, primarily focused on images rather than text.
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I host and support this blog for a local Los Angeles resident to share her ideas of how to give back in LA.
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Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide: Turkey's Aegean Delight
by Jay Artale
The Bodrum Peninsula on Turkey’s Aegean coast is the playground for thousands of discerning holiday-makers offering something for everyone – the beach bum, party animal, culture vulture or adrenalin junkie.
The book is packed with meticulously researched facts & fun, sites & activities, eats & treats, must-dos & don’t-dos, both on & off the well-beaten track.
It's the penultimate Bodrum Guide.
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