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Up up and away: 6 Epic Hot Air Balloon Rides around the World

Priya Vin | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Priya Vin

The experience of launching into the atmosphere, riding in a hot air balloon while enjoying the birds eye view of the world below is an experience lik...

Why Everyone Loves Turkey

Isabel Leong | Posted 03.23.2017 | Travel
Isabel Leong

From the moment I stepped into Istanbul, and on my last footsteps out of this city, I was fortunate to experience local Turkish hospitality. It could have been driven by the fact that I was travelling alone, or from the sympathy glances I got when I had a mounting backpack on me.

Video Travel Bite: Kaymaklı, Turkey

Rick Steves | Posted 01.08.2017 | Travel
Rick Steves

From time to time we share a random video clip to fuel your travel dreams. Join us today as we visit the underground world of Kaymaklı, Turkey, which provided an almost ready-made refuge for Turks during invasions and persecutions through the centuries.

Six Reasons Cappadocia Turkey Should be on Your Travel Short List

Jennifer Evans | Posted 01.07.2017 | Travel
Jennifer Evans

After looking at some rather dramatic reports on the news, a visit to Turkey may have moved down a few notches on your travel planning short-list. But maybe you should reconsider, or adjust that thought. Cappadocia Turkey is an island of calm sitting in the very center of Turkey.

12 Incredible Places to Visit in Turkey

Jinna Yang | Posted 12.08.2016 | Travel
Jinna Yang

Turkey is home to some of the most beautiful, historical and geographically diverse places on Earth. Here are 12 places that I can't wait to visit the...

These Views Can Be Yours With One Hot Air Balloon Ride

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.04.2015 | Travel

It could take a while to walk through Turkey's transcendental forest of fairy chimneys -- rock formations formed by ancient volcanic eruptions -- so w...

Hoodoos of Cappadocia

Kevin Richberg | Posted 09.05.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Turkey's central plateau is home to a very unique set of geological features known as "hoodoos." Over the centuries these hoodoos, also known as "fairy chimneys," have been carved out to create monasteries, castles, homes, churches and entire cities.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep" Wins Palme d'Or at Cannes: A Masterpiece

Karin Badt | Posted 07.24.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan took home the Palme d'Or this year with his outstanding achievement, Winter Sleep. No surprise here at Cannes, where this 3 ½ hour film was the buzz all week.

Insanely Cool Hotels You'll Have To Stay In To Believe

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.13.2014 | Travel

Now that 7-star hotels are a thing and personal butlers are becoming a staple at certain London hotels, things are getting a little outrageous in the ...

The Ultimate Winter Escape

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.24.2013 | Travel

In the Cappadoccia region of Turkey, hot air ballooning is the sport of choice. It's easy to see why when you look at the town of Göreme, a mounta...

Living the Cappadocia Experience up Close and From Afar

Adam Pervez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Imagine a place that is so naturally beautiful and full of history you will feel awestruck from sunup to sundown. Add to that some hot air balloons and the ability to live inside the cave formations that make this place so special and you have Cappadocia.

War Threatens Palmyra, UNESCO Pleads for Syrian Heritage Protection

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.01.2013 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's another urgent call to protect Syria's irreplaceable historical sites amidst the fog of war, loss of life and limb, and steady drumbeat of outsid...

Cartwheeling Around the World

Emily O'Dell | Posted 08.06.2013 | Travel
Emily O'Dell

For the past decade, I've been wandering like a dervish around the globe -- trying to see things from a different perspective -- specifically, upside down. While some people fly or sail around the world, I'm trying to cartwheel across this great Earth.

Around the World

Kevin Richberg | Posted 08.25.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

The 30 Postcards Project has taken me to places remote and places familiar, in 56 countries and counting, from the southernmost city in the world to the northernmost point in continental Europe.

Ballooning over Cappadocia

Rick Steves | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've never been big on ballooning. It's expensive, you need to get up really early, and I'm a little bit afraid of the whole thing. Ballooning is popu...

25 Ways To Propose On The Road

Viator | Posted 04.16.2013 | Travel

For an adventurous way to mark your engagement, explore the jungle from the back of Thailand's gentle giants with an elephant ride in Phuket.

Rick Steves' Best of 2011

Rick Steves | Posted 01.31.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

With each trip I take, I bring home magic memories -- travelers' gold nuggets of experiences I will remember all my life. Thoughtful, rewarding travel goes way beyond collecting famous sights.

Andrew Rogers: Rhythms of Life on Seven Continents

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts
Andrea R. Vaucher

The first land art piece Andrew Rogers created was a monumental Chai in Israel's Arava Desert in 1999. The Hebrew symbol represents a toast -- To Life! -- and in the twelve years since, Rogers has certainly been living the life.

Delighting in Turkey's Intimate Destinations

Maria Russo | Posted 11.23.2011 | Travel
Maria Russo

While what you read in guidebooks about visiting "must-see" attractions should be considered, it would be a shame to miss some of Turkey's smaller, more intimate spots.

Traveling Foreign? Music Is the Universal Language

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 08.24.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

When we travel, we are ambassadors for America. Often we are judged for our expensive clothes and the money we spend, one of the reasons I started carrying around my harmonica. Music is a universal language that makes people smile, clap and tap.

Matchmaker in the Know: Finding Romance in Turkey

Samantha Daniels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Samantha Daniels

Have you ever wondered where to find romance in Turkey? Here's what I know...

The World's Strangest Landscape? (PHOTOS)

GlobalPost | Nichole Sobecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There are few places on earth where the strangeness of nature is more striking than Cappadocia....

How I Became an Eclipse Chaser -- And Dragged My Family Along!

Suzanne Deal Booth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Deal Booth

Eclipse chasing is a serious endeavor. The first time I chased one was with my 16 year old daughter in 2006 in Cappadocia, Turkey, not far from the first recorded total solar eclipse.

Easter in Cappadocia

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karin Badt

Even if one is not religious, it is one of the nicest places to spend Easter: Cappadocia, Turkey, the home of the fairy chimneys, huge lunar pillars, cones, and spires rising in a crisp blue-white sky.