Steven Irby


What I am doing right now

I’m living in Istanbul, Turkey, still. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all global travel has completely stopped. I had so much amazing travel planned (even partially paid for) for the next 4-6 months. All of it on hold, and I fear for a long time.

It sucks I will not be traveling for a long time, but hey, at least I accomplished what I set out to do! I lived abroad for five years and traveled to every continent on planet Earth. Many of which I’ve been to more than once. So all in all, I am fortunate I traveled when I did!

Still, I miss traveling, flying, and the rush of being in a new and exciting place. I realized I flew about 25 times in the last year. That is an average of one flight every two weeks! I miss flying, oddly enough.

For now, I will continue to hunker down here in Istanbul and wait out this pandemic and for things to slowly return to normal and open up again.

I launched a fun little side project: Random Daily Art

It’s a site that has a new random piece of art on it and emails it to you. Just a fun little project to brighten peoples day.


I’ve gone full keto. I’ve switched from a high carb diet to a high fat / low carb diet. I’m feeling much better now! I definitely recommend it.

What I am excited about

Updated: June 26th, 2020 Istanbul, Turkey