The Best of Bursa

The Best of Bursa

  by Lesley Quinn Ankara may be the Capital in Turkey now, but when the Ottoman Empire first started conquering Europe, Asia, and Africa, Bursa was its Capital. This city’s history goes back to 4,000 BC and all those civilizations and religions have left their mark. If you want a triple dose of history, culture […]

Pamukkale the Cotton Castle

Pamukkale the Cotton Castle

  by Lesley Quinn Driving through the Denizli province in the South Western part of Turkey is not what you would expect if you’ve picked up a few Turkish words and realize deniz means sea. The landscape is covered in dusty tan brown soil, with patches of dry yellow grass that have only the slightest […]

Beach Fun in Small Town Turkey

Beach Fun in Small Town Turkey

  by Lesley Quinn So you’ve been travelling through Turkey for a few weeks now. Perhaps you’ve been educated by the lengthy role this country has played in history. Maybe you’ve been rendered speechless by the natural wonders. Definitely you’ve put on a few pounds, having indulged in all the great Turkish specialities. But maybe, […]

Extraordinary Ephesus Turkey

Extraordinary Ephesus Turkey

Ephesus, the extraordinary ancient city with its Great Theater, Celsus Library, Temple of Artemis and  Terrace Houses still being uncovered is a must stop if you’re planning to visit Turkey. Located in present day Selçuk, Ephesus was originally a Greek city renown for the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. […]

Argos Cave Hotel in Cappadocia Turkey

Argos Cave Hotel in Cappadocia Turkey

  While it may sound odd to say that there’s a luxurious cave you can stay in, that happens to be the truth. Argos is one of a handful of “cave hotels” in Cappadocia, Turkey that combines luxury accommodations and spa sensibilities with the truly unforgettable landscape of this amazing place.   When Martha Stewart […]

Boating in Bodrum Turkey

Boating in Bodrum Turkey

  Bodrum is a small port city on the southern coast of Turkey that offers a unique opportunity to rent a boat and sail for a day, a week or more. It requires a little planning but is well worth it for Food Travelists seeking a way to see the sights and experience some of […]

Istanbul Full of Flavors

Istanbul Full of Flavors

  Istanbul is full of flavors! No matter how much time you have to spend in the colorful ancient city of Istanbul, you will quickly realize how many wonderful flavors there are to experience. The rich volcanic soil in Turkey provides the perfect landscape for cultivating a cornucopia of delicious fruits and vegetables. Huge tomatoes, […]