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Cappadocia

Hoodoos of Cappadocia

Kevin Richberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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 | World
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...

Death Toll In Turkish Balloon Crash Rises To 3

AP | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Officials say another Brazilian tourist has died of injuries sustained after a hot air balloon crashed to the ground, raising the nu...

25 Ways To Propose On The Road

Viator | Posted 04.16.2013 | Travel
Viator

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.

'Cancer Village': Turkey's Cappadocia Ravaged By Cancer

AP | BURHAN OZBILICI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TUZKOY, Turkey — The caves, rock houses and fantastical stone formations in Turkey's Cappadocia draw tourists from around the world. Nestled amo...

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 | World

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 | World
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.