Enver Lucas is the synthesis of Turkish and American cultures, a dual national with an equal love for both countries. Born in California to a Turkish mother and American father, he spent most of his childhood and early education in Turkey. He returned to the US to continue his studies at San Diego Mesa College, earning a certificate in Business Administration. A 10-year tenure in the hospitality business as an auditor in Yosemite National Park followed, opening up his appreciation of the great outdoors and prompting his career in travel. Enver completed Professional Guide School in Turkey in 1986, with an emphasis in archaeology and anthropology. Following extensive travel around Turkey, he wrote the Trekking in Turkey guide for Lonely Planet in 1988. Enver enjoys classic archaeology, history, photography, scuba diving, mountain biking, and Turkish cooking. He lives with his wife and son in Antalya on Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast and keeps a part-time home at Lake Tahoe in California.
I feel like I have known Enver my whole life. He did everything to make our trip perfect, including letting me win at backgammon.John D., Louisville, KY
The Turquoise Coast