Turkey Tour – Skiing, Swimming and Wintering 2016

Turkey Tour in Winter – What is it like?
Are you considering a Turkey tour? In Turkey, the ebb and flow of the late winter weather has begun. The relatively mild winter is already bidding its gradual farewells. The mountain peaks are still heavily covered in snow as the rains come and go, but the coast […]

By |February 16th, 2016|family travel, Safety, Tips, Travel, Travel Information, Turkey Tour Info|Comments Off on Turkey Tour – Skiing, Swimming and Wintering 2016

From Antalya to Ankara and back in a day

Visiting Ankara for the Day
There are lots of reasons to visit Ankara for the day. Your base of operations may be somewhere outside of Ankara, you may have a museum or friend you want to visit on your private tour of Turkey or you may just need to get to the US Embassy for the […]

By |August 31st, 2015|Cappadocia, Eastern Turkey, Free, Tips, Travel, Travel Information, Turkey Tour Info|Comments Off on From Antalya to Ankara and back in a day

Gaziantep and the Zeugma Museum

On the road between Diyarbakır and Hatay just an hour and a half past Şanliurfa one finds an ancient outpost of pistachio nuts and of course a treasure trove of history and culture in Gaziantep. The name of the city was originally just Antep before it was given an honorary title during the battle for […]

By |August 18th, 2015|Adventure, archaeology, Eastern Turkey, History, museums, Regions of Turkey, Safety, Travel, Travel Information, What to See|Comments Off on Gaziantep and the Zeugma Museum

The Antalya Museum

A Visit to the Antalya Archaeological Museum
While traveling and touring in Turkey, there are a number of important and beautiful sites one must visit. The city of Antalya, and the country as a whole, is vast with rich history. The surrounding regions are overflowing with archaeological and architectural wonders. The Antalya Archaeological Museum is the […]

Mt. Nemrut – Commagene Kingdom

Come again or Come a Gene?
I must admit that I know very little regarding the Commagene Kingdom, but I’m quickly learning after my trip to Mt. Nemrut. It seems that so much of learning regarding sites these days is possible on site through the wonder of smart phones, Wikipedia, and other such sites that offer […]

By |June 16th, 2015|archaeology, Eastern Turkey, museums, Regions of Turkey, Tips, Travel, Travel Information, What to See|Comments Off on Mt. Nemrut – Commagene Kingdom

Malatya Before the Apricot Harvest

 
Part 1 of Turkeys Southeast in Five Days
“The Fertile Crescent”,”Mesopotamia” , “The Cradle of Civilization”, “The Garden of Eden” – these are just a few monikers used to define the region of Turkey I visited last week. This starts the chronicles of my hasty trip through this part of the world. It all started a […]

By |May 29th, 2015|Eastern Turkey, Regions of Turkey, Safety, Travel, Uncategorized, What to See|Comments Off on Malatya Before the Apricot Harvest

New Tourist Visa Laws for Travel to Turkey

As of April first, for some reason Turkish travel laws seem to come into affect on April Fool’s Day, the Turkish government requires visitors to Turkey to have applied and printed off or received their tourist visa before arriving in Turkey. This is both good and bad news. It is good because those who are […]

By |January 17th, 2014|Safety, Travel, Travel Information, Turkey, Turkey Tour Info|1 Comment

A Tour of Fethiye, Turkey

I spent this past weekend traveling to and around Fethiye with a group of students. We stayed in quaint English influenced Ölüdeniz. We stayed in a pleasant hotel Yaşaroğlu Hotel on the main road running from Fethiye through Ölüdeniz. The hotel was a pleasant surprise. You can read more about the Hotel Yaşaroğlu here. Fethiye […]

Travel Quotes–and Turkish Destinations

Continuing our collection of fun travel quotes and Turkey tour photos. In this collection you’ll see pictures from the recent Air Show in Antalya, a picture of Hadrian missing a nose and the rainbow protests of August and September, as well as some great pictures from ancient sites and natural wonders in and around Turkey. […]

By |November 20th, 2013|Art & Culture, Regions of Turkey, Travel|0 Comments

Tour Turkey in 10 Easy Steps

This will be a ten step guide to do it yourself travel of Turkey. Following the ten step guide to do it yourself travel of Turkey I will give a four step guide to assisted travel in Turkey. Steps for the Do It Yourself Traveler 1. Decide who’s going: Knowing how large or small […]

By |October 9th, 2013|Tips, Travel, Travel Information, Turkey Tour Info|0 Comments