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Published : Sep, 2023

Any food | Vegetarian or Vegan | Wellness
Kisir | Kunefe | Kofte | Lamb | Testi Kebap | Hamsili Pilav | Menemen | Katmer | Pide | Fresh Fish | Food Tours | Imam Bayildi | Çiğ Köfte | Cooking Class
We didn’t know much about Turkish food before our first trip to Turkey. Now, we’re convinced it’s one of the world’s best countries for food, its greatness measured by its diversity, longevity, and the legacy left behind by an imperial kitchen...

Food-wise, there is still so much more to explore in Turkey. Looking at a map, I almost don’t know where to begin. If it’s your first time visiting Turkey, then this list of 35 traditional Turkish dishes gives you a good place to start.

Published : Aug, 2023

When to visit | Sites and attractions | Suggested itinerary | Health and safety | Local transport | Cultural Activities | Wellness
Antalya | Bergama | Blue Mosque | Hagia Sophia | Istanbul | Kayseri Airport | Konya | Pamukkale | Pergamum | Topkapi | Troy
Turkey has been one of the most popular options for a holiday package over the last few years. However, you might not want to buy an expensive holiday package and instead pursue a road trip around Turkey on your own by creating your own Turkey itinerary.

Don’t worry if you don’t have much time, as I’ve seen the most popular spots in the country in just 10 days. Here I can tell you how you can do it yourself. I’ve done it a few times and let me tell you that it’s perfectly safe:

When booking your flights to Turkey you might consider getting to Cappadocia first and returning from Istanbul, instead of getting a return flight to Istanbul (alternatively booking a domestic flight separately). Arranging your trip this way can save you a lot of time on driving.

Published : Aug, 2023

Low budget | Any price accom | Any food
Hotels: €50 | Activities: €2 | Accom: €70 | Transpo: €4 | Food: €18 | Travel Cost/day: €94 | Hostel (Rm): €40-60 | Hostel (Dorm):€12-15
Turkey is one of the most underrated countries in the world.
Hardly anybody mentions it when they talk about their favourite spots in Europe or Asia, but to me, it has so much to offer its visitors.

Istanbul is a phenomenal city, with mosques scattered throughout the skyline, an incredible food scene, and so much history to delve into. The ruins of Ephesus are some of the most impressive I’ve seen and exploring the site of Troy was breathtaking. I even chartered a yacht for 10 days along the coastline of Turkey and saw some of the most beautiful, untouched parts of the country.

Turkey’s home to some breathtaking landscapes, too — whether it’s taking a hot air balloon ride at sunrise through Cappadocia or splashing through the other-worldly salt pools of Pamukkale. On top of that, you’ve got some incredible cuisine to delve into — Turkish breakfasts are my favourite on the planet — and friendly locals to get to know.
Oh, and I haven’t even mentioned the beaches.

Published : Jun, 2023

Sites and attractions | Low budget | Cultural Activities | Nature and wildlife
Blue Mosque | Grand Bazaar | Conclusion | Be Accommodation Friendly | Travel Off Season | Look for Discounts | Explore the Place in Advance | Book Airfare in Advance | Topkapi Palace
Traveling is a great opportunity, and being able to travel on a budget makes it easier for people to travel. Remember to spend less money on a single adventure and keep saving for other adventures as well. Even traveling on a budget doesn’t mean there aren’t many fun things to do. Turkey is the destination of fun and frolic...

From carefully planning your travel budget before you leave, to backpacking and car sharing, to choices you make while traveling, there are many ways to save money while traveling. Some of these tips are listed below...

Published : Sep, 2022

Sites and attractions | Cultural Activities
Blue Mosque | The City On Seven Hills | Hagia Sophia | Dome | Basilica Cistern | Grand Bazaar | Historical Monuments
What a sweet time I had on my delightful Turkish adventure! Visiting Turkiye solo on a group tour was a beautiful experience.

Bordering Europe and Asia, Turkiye (formerly Turkey) sits in a unique spot between east and west. I thought I was knowledgeable about Turkiye before I arrived, but once there I realized that I knew very little about this beautiful and historic country. I was glad for the opportunity to fill this knowledge gap in my brain.

My First Impressions of Istanbul
Istanbul is more modern in appearance than I had expected for a city with such a long history. Most large historical cities, like the ones found in Western Europe, usually have a clearer separation between the ancient and the modern.
In Istanbul, I feel they have found a way to mix modern and ancient together so well that you don’t even notice that an ancient monument is next to a modern structure. I feel this aesthetic is also reflected in the general population everyday. As you explore Turkiye solo, you’ll see those dressed in very traditional attire next to those who look like they’ve just stepped off a runway in Paris, but neither looks out of place on the streets of Istanbul.
I was very fortunate to be hosted by Exodus Travels during my stay in Turkiye on their premium tour of Istanbul and Cappadocia. As always, their premium tours include a named expert local guide. For this tour we were lucky to have Semih Eser–who has over 30 years of experience designing and guiding tours in Turkiye–as our primary guide.

We were lucky to also have a bonus guide on our tour as we were joined by renowned National Geographic explorer, filmmaker, photographer, and Chapter Chair of the Explorers Club, George Kourounis. In addition to his incredible insights, it was reassuring to have someone like George along who is equally comfortable while surrounded by great white sharks or standing on the crater’s edge of an exploding volcano. Who needs Bear Grylls when one has George Kourounis?

Published : Sep, 2022

Sites and attractions | Bars and pubs | Museums | Historical sites | Live performances | Sporting events | Hiking or trekking | Bicycling | Golf | Nature and wildlife
beaches | Plan road trip | Pubs | Castles | Northern Ireland | Festival | Aran Islands | National Parks | Skellig Islands | Riverdance | Whiskey and Guinness | Waterfalls | Traditional Music | Cliffside Walk | LIghthouses
There are tons of fun things to do in Ireland, no matter what type of traveller you are. There’s everything from outdoor adventures like hiking and cliff walking to indoor experiences like learning about Jameson and Guinness, Ireland’s best beverages.

The attractions in Ireland are truly endless, so this is the perfect guide when planning your next trip to the Emerald Isle. Some of the best activities in Ireland may even be ones that you haven’t thought of.

Local creator

Published : Jan, 2024

Suggested itinerary | Sites and attractions | When to visit | Long distance transport | Historical sites | Nature and wildlife | City tours or passes | Hiking or trekking |
Rock of Cashel | Blarney Stone | Cobh | Kinsale | Kenmare | Killarney National Park | Molls Gap | Ladies View | Torc Waterfall | Muckross Abbey |
Planning a trip to Ireland can be a lengthy task. One that leaves many scratching their head or pulling their hair out. But, lucky for you, I’ve come to your rescue. Hi, I’m Laura, your local guide. It’s my goal to make your trip to Ireland as carefree as possible. I love seeing visitors fall in love with my home country. Ireland is a magical place, and I understand just how much the trip means to you. It’s a once in a lifetime experience and I can’t wait to help you plan it. Now, let’s go on a road trip, an Ireland 7 day itinerary exploring the countries most iconic cliffs, beautiful national parks and we will even take a journey out to one of Ireland’s most scenic islands.

But first, we need to address the big question.

IS 7 DAYS IN IRELAND ENOUGH TIME?

To put it simply, no. 7 days is not nearly enough to see all there is to do in Ireland. In fact, a whole month would only allow you to scratch the service of what the country has to offer. However, with that being said, oftentimes one week in Ireland is all most tourists have. And, while it’s not a huge amount of time, it is enough to see some of the countries major highlights.

Local creator

Published : Feb, 2023

Long distance transport | Suggested itinerary | Sites and attractions | Any price accom | Any food | Museums | Historical sites | Live performances | City tours or passes | Hiking or trekking
Dublin | Bru na Boinne | Clonmacnoise | Galway | Doolin | Kenmare | Adare Pitstop | Ring of Kerry | Cobh | Waterford
Are you planning a visit to Ireland for the first time?

If so, you’ll need some type of itinerary to guide you.

And while Ireland is small, there’s a lot of ground to cover.

In fact, you won’t see everything in 10 days, but with this guide you will see some of the country’s most popular attractions — and a few quirky hidden gems thrown in for good measure.

When designing an itinerary for a first time visit to Ireland, it’s always advisable to draw a line across the country from say Dublin to Galway and then decide which half of the country you want to explore.

With this 10 days in Ireland itinerary, you’ll get to visit some of the popular attractions with tourists in addition to other, lesser-known ones.

This itinerary is geared toward the southern half of Ireland and includes attractions like Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula, Waterford City, and more.

Local creator

Published : Apr, 2024

When to visit | Sites and attractions | Other logistics | Long distance transport | Any food | Live performances | Hiking or trekking
Car Rental | Clothes for weather | Currency | Day trips from Dublin | Irish culture | Local food | Tipping | Traditional music | What NOT to say

Published : Mar, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Outdoor Activities
Boat Safari In Lake Naivasha | Chase Waterfalls @ Karura Forest | Climb Mt. Kenya | enjoy beaches | Gede Ruins | Peek @ Mt. Kilimanjaro | See Flamingos In Lake Nakuru | See Mugie Conservancy | See Nairobi | See Red Elephants In Tsavo | Visit Giraffe Ctr. | Visit
Located in East Africa, Kenya is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience the unique culture, incredible wildlife, and stunning landscapes.

From the savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the peaks of Mount Kenya and the stunning Kenyan coastline, this destination is home to a variety of landscapes. But it’s not just about the scenery in Kenya. In our opinion, the biggest drawcard of this East Africa destination is an opportunity to experience an authentic African safari...