Dean started his travels in Turkey back in 1988 and has since explored much of the country on foot, by sea kayak and mountain bike. After giving up his naval career as a marine engineer he now owns and manages an outdoor travel company in South West Turkey. He now resides in Kaş with his wife Ayşe and young daughter Nilsu.
He is the author of several regional guidebooks including the Carian Trail.
Ayşe graduated from Bilkent University, Ankara in Tourism management. Ayşe worked at the Sheraton hotel, Ankara and the Turkish Parliament before becoming a professional licensed guide in 2001. Ayse has guided an international clientele on cultural and archaeological tours round Western and central Turkey. After the birth of her daughter Nilsu, Ayşe applies her culinary skills and guiding experience running cooking workshop in the outdoor kitchen. Please visit Culinary Kas www.culinarykas.com for cooking classes.
Altay graduated from Hacettepe University, Ankara in 2006 and became a professional licensed tourist guide in 2009. He worked as an activity leader in Kaş and Fethiye area from 2004, specializing in canyoning, sea kayaking, trekking and mountain biking. He has guided tours all over Turkey for an international clientele and is a founder member of the Carian Trail project; Turkey's new long distance walking path. His love of the outdoors is expressed through his photography which has been published in several books and magazines.