Category: Turkey

Turkey had always been a dream of mine. It is just such an amazing place historically as a part of the Silk road and having had so many religious time periods. We loved the mosques and the underground caves – a dream trip.

Take the kids! The Turks love children and they can go everywhere. The food is really kid friendly, too!

Photo Essay – Turkey

Underground City – Kaymakli – The kids LOVED

Kids love sweets! Turkish Delight

Keep kids busy on long flights!

Get through Airport Security in a flash – TSA Precheck

The Educational Tourist in Ephesus, Suitcases for Kids,

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Traditional Clothing and Culture

 Burqas, Headscarves, and Rash Guards – Cultural Clothing Westerners have the idea that Muslim women are required to cover up. It is commonly thought that women are repressed and controlled by the headscarves and...

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Taskonaklar Hotel in Cappadocia Turkey REVIEW

 Taskonaklar Hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey *sponsored post* Taskonaklar Hotel – that is a mouthful, trying saying that three times fast! 🙂 Taskonaklar mean stone mansions. Tas = stone Konak = mansion lar = suffix...


Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, Kusadasi – REVIEW

Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel in Kusadasi, Turkey *sponsored post* If you are lucky enough to be heading to Kusadasi, Turkey to see the Turquoise Coast you need a wonderful hotel. The Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel is right...

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Sirkeci Mansion Hotel in Istanbul- REVIEW

Sirkeci Mansion, Istanbul *sponsored post* Our last two nights in Turkey were spent in Istanbul at the Sirkeci Mansion. It is beautiful and has many western comforts that make this an easy and comfortable...

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Turkey photo essay: Family Adventure

A photo is worth one thousand words, right? Let the daydreaming about a family travel adventure begin! Turkey Photo Essay Turkey Photo Essay:  Instanbul Spice market – Incredible spot to explore with the kids-...

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Hammam (Turkish bath) Experience with Kids

Hammam Visit: Experience with the Kids A trip to the Turkish Bath with Kids Vacation adventures are the perfect time to slow down and relax. During our visit to Turkey, the hammam seemed like...

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Turkey is not Arab

When you are proud of who you are, where you come from, and all that makes up your culture, (and isn’t that everyone, really?) you do NOT like to be compared to someone else, ESPECIALLY,...