Hi! Thanks for stopping by.
Most of your will know me as izkiz (quite a few people actually call me that in real life too!) My name’s Jen and i’m a instagrammer, traveler and storyteller from the UK.
Although I’m English I have spent more time living outside of England than in it. I grew up in a town just outside of Amsterdam in Holland and I now live in a seaside resort on the Aegean coast of Turkey. I attended International schools my whole life, which definitely shaped me into the person I am today. I had friends from all over the World and I learnt from a very early age about different cultures, religions and countries as there was over 30 different nationalities in my class when in primary school and I think that’s what sparked my love for all things travel.
I started this blog last year along side my Instagram account. It’s my little corner of the internet where I can show you behind the scenes of the photos I post on Instagram, write reviews about the hotels i’ve stayed in, show the beauty of my adopted country Turkey, talk about the products i’m loving and post some of the zillions of photos I take on a daily basis.
I’m a real girly girl that loves all things pink, dresses, make up and I spend far too much time buying skincare that I can’t afford but i’ll also be the first to cliff dive, climb a tree or roll around in mud. I love my dog like he’s my baby, going on long roadtrips, R’n’B, and scary movies. Most of the time I speak my own language which is a mixture of English, Dutch and Turkish and I believe that a good cup of tea can solve anything. The beach is my happy place, I am most content when i’m splashing around underwater or collecting shells on the shore.
My 3 most frequently asked questions:
What camera do you use?
I use a Nikon d750 and my iPhone most of the time as thats the one I always have with me!
What do you edit your photos with?
My own app ‘izkiz Cam’ which is in the app store and Lightroom/Photoshop.
What does izkiz mean?
Way back when I started instagram (which will be 5 years this June!) I wanted a short, catchy name. It’s very random but ‘iz’ comes from the first two letters of the city I lived in at the time (Izmir) and ‘Kiz’ meaning girl in Turkish. Voilà – izkiz was born!