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Ilker Gurer: Layers of Istanbul

Anna Donnella | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts
Anna Donnella

"Istanbul is a never-ending story," says photographer Ilker Gurer of his home city, "caught in the middle of the past and present--thus, timeless." It...

This Beach May Just Have The Bluest Water In The World

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel

When we think "beach," our minds typically drift away to Hawaii, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Now, after seeing the aquamarine of Ölüdeniz,...

Why Everyone Loves Turkey

Isabel Leong | Posted 03.22.2016 | 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.

The Holy Soul of Istanbul

Gabi Ancarola | Posted 03.09.2016 | Travel
Gabi Ancarola

The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Basilica Cistern: A Triangle of Peace From the window of my room, not far from Sultanahmet Square, I can hear...

Video Travel Bite: Kuşadası, Turkey

Rick Steves | Posted 11.06.2016 | 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 port of Kuşadası -- a good, low-stress plac...

8 Family Getaways for Spring Break

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

The eight North American and European properties herein all have suites and extras to accommodate kids, but offer starkly different settings and experiences. Poll the clan and make your choice.

Turkey's Most Perfect Beach Is An Actual Butterfly Wonderland

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.22.2014 | Travel

In Turkey's Butterfly Valley, a lush gorge winds down to a stunning blue-water beach. And while we'd recommend visiting this verdant paradise based on...

Why Can't OUR Country Have Travertine Pools?

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel

We knew we needed to see Pamukkale... but we never realized how badly we wanted to swim in it. The region of stunning Turkish pools -- whose name ...

A Little Slice Of Venice In... Turkey?

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.26.2014 | Travel

We've seen a good number of fake Venices on our travels, tucked sneakily into all sorts of non-Italian places from Vegas to China to a theme park in S...

Where to Stay in Istanbul

Budget Travel | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Istanbul -- the only city in the world that straddles two continents -- just took the No. 1 spot in TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice awards. If you're thinking of going, we've got some stylish steals for you.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Turkey

Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Arzu Çakar. Of her photo of Bodrum, Turkey, she says: "Bodrum is a beautiful seaside village in...

This Place Is Unreal

Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

Take one look at Pamukkale and you'll understand why it means "cotton castle." It looks like it comes right out of a fairytale. The Turkish UNESCO ...

The Magical Sunken Town Of Halfeti

Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

A member town of the international cittaslow movement, which was born in Italy in 1999, Halfeti is a little gem of a fishing town on the Firat River i...

Holy Smokes Batman, There's A Place Called Batman!

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 12.31.2013 | Travel

Did you know that there's a place in Turkey called Batman? Well, there is. We'll leave a debate about whether or not the Dark Knight resides in Ba...

This Food Video Will Make You Cry

Daniel Klein | Posted 10.08.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

In travel or in our daily lives, at restaurants or at markets, we pass by others, forgetting that all the people we interact with are just like us... human: full of happiness and pain and hope.

Turkey's Black Sea Region: Where Acts of Kindness Aren't Random, But an Everday Reality

Pam Grout | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

Theh Black Sea Region has stunning Alp-like vistas, castles, ancient monasteries carved into cliffs and charming seaside villages with ancient Ottoman homes, but it is its people -- it's open-hearted, joyful people -- that are the true treasure.

Istanbul Musts

The GypsyNesters | Posted 11.29.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Rome may be The Eternal City, but Istanbul can make a pretty good case for immortality too. The cities are about the same age and for much of that time the larger, wealthier, and more influential of the two was not the one in Italy.

World's Coolest Hotel Water Slides

trivago | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
trivago

Hotel water parks have grown in popularity in recent years, allowing guests to enjoy all the thrills and entertainment of a water park without leaving the comfort of their hotel. Here are 10 of the most fantastic water slides onsite.

Cuban Happiness on the Other Side of Turkey

Maura Sweeney | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

I marveled at this university professor turned high school math teacher who saw no lack but viewed her life rich in every way. A challenging past equipped her to enjoy the fullness of the present.

Europe's Hottest Summer Destinations for 2013

minube | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
minube

Featuring everything from idyllic Mediterranean getaways to the breathtaking landscapes of Scandinavia, here's the list of Europe Hottest Summer Destinations for 2013, straight from thousands of real travelers.

Our Turkish Finale: Quality Time with Ataturk

Rick Steves | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

After the rough and rustic small towns and countryside, we finished our Turkey shoot in the country's modern capital, Ankara. It feels like a boom tow...

Turkey Shoot -- Producing Two New Programs in Anatolia

Rick Steves | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

I have long found Turkey one of the most exciting destinations in (and around) Europe. We have two shows on central and western Turkey that date back ...

Konya: Where Monks Whirl

Rick Steves | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

The tenor of towns in Turkey changes depending upon how religious and conservative they are. Among western-oriented, secular, cosmopolitan Turks, Kony...

The Best Of Istanbul In 72 Hours

Krisanne Alcantara | Posted 06.17.2013 | Travel
Krisanne Alcantara

It's virtually impossible to truly experience Istanbul in just 72 hours, but you can get a taste of the city's magic -- if you're well prepared.

Turkey's New Tourism Angle

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel

* Medical tourism on the rise in Turkey * Private healthcare industry flourishing * Government striving to boost tourism...