Destination Turkey

Destination Turkey

Best things to do in Istanbul

Must-Have Experiences in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is one of the world’s great cities. There are so many wonderful reasons why you should visit this city. Istanbul is old, dating back thousands of years, and with that, there are so many ...


3 Days in Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia…the land of whimsical fairy chimneys and peculiar rock formations. Coming to Cappadocia is almost like visiting another planet. The landforms are so unique that it’s hard to believe ...

Hagia Sophia at Night

Our Favorite Experiences in Istanbul

Our trip to Turkey ended with a five day tour of Istanbul.  What a great place to end an amazing trip.  There is so much history here, as well as great food, incredibly friendly people, spectacul...

Shopping Grand Bazaar Istanbul

Shopping in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar…four thousand shops in the world’s oldest shopping mall…what fun! We fell in love with Istanbul. This is a city that keeps you busy for days and then stays in your heart long after...


Getting a History Lesson at Ephesus

We visited the ancient city of Ephesus on a trip to Turkey in 2013.  Ephesus (Efes in Turkish) was once an ancient Greek city and later became a Roman city.  During the beginning of the Roman per...

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon

A Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Cappadocia

In March, 2013 we took a hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia with Royal Balloon.  This was our most memorable moment on our 10 day trip to Turkey.  Seeing the amazing and unique scenery of Cap...


The Best Hikes in Cappadocia with Kids

Cappadocia is the perfect place to go hiking and exploring. The scenery is very unique, the trails are just challenging enough to keep it fun for kids, and while we were here in March, there were ...