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Turkey – Always a rich Travel Experience! || Destination Highlights

Turkey has been in the news headlines lately – and for all the wrong reasons, in my opinion. As a frequent traveler to Turkey, not once have I felt unsafe. Whether in Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia or a rural village. Turks are some of the warmest and most beautiful people I...

Dealing with Jetlag || Travel Tips

(Venice, Italy) It’s inevitable. As soon as we start crossing timezones, our bodies start to wig out and try and catch up. Everyone has tricks to make jetlag minimal: change your watch to your destination time as soon as you get on the plane sleep the whole trip stay awake...

Goreme, Cappadocia || Turkey Destination Highlight

Goreme is located in Cappadocia and is one of the many little towns in which you really need to wander when in the region. The charm as well as the history of the area is gorgeous. From the Goreme open air museum where the Fairy Chimneys are, to the small locals shops and carpet...

Glass making in Şirince, Turkey || Turkey Travel Experience

Şirince – known as a wine village with all its fruit trees that bear some most delicious fruit trees and bushes. The history of Şirince goes something like this: it was formed when people were fleeing Ephesus. They settled in the mountains and named the village Cirkince...

Adhan – The Call to Prayer || Little Things I Love About

It’s probably one of the most beautiful things I have heard. I first heard it when I was walking in Istanbul. Suddenly the Call to Prayer, or Adhan, came through speakers from all over and it literally stopped me in my steps. I will always remember that. (Click the photo...

SİYAH ZEYTİN EZMESİ || Little Things I Love About Series

SİYAH ZEYTİN EZMESİ. Or Turkish Olive Paste. 🙂 I remember when I first tried it at breakfast in Istanbul, I was like, OH MY WORD, what is this goodness!?!? It wasn’t until my 4th visit that I finally got my act together and brought a few jars home with me to enjoy on...

Home cooked village meal, yes please! || Turkish Real Travel Experience

One of the beautiful things I love about our OLD VILLAGES itinerary is how we do many “local” things – wine tasting in a small village, wandering a coastal village, shopping in a mountain village. Villages. Turkey is FULL of them.  And one of my favorite...

Antalya – Gateway to the Turquoise Coast || Turkey Destination Highlight

Antalya is a resort destination in Southern Turkey and one we visit on our OLD VILLAGES Itinerary. As a gateway to its southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters, Antalya also has an “old city” down by the water (it was a major...

Lokum…also knows as Turkish Delight || Little Things I Love About Series

Turkish Delight. or Lokum. There is something about this sweet treat that everyone enjoys – it could be the sweetness in itself, or the pistachios, or the nuget. Whatever it is, it is world famous and buying some to take home is one of the most favorite things I do! You can...

Follow Your Heart to Turkey by Suki || Guest Review

My Travel Experience to Turkey – The Old Villages – was the first time I had the pleasure of having Suki as a Follow Your Heart guest. We even got to be roommates! She also started something that has now become a “thing” with FYH – shared iPhone/iPad...
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