Turkey Travel Guides & Tips

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Turkey is an underrated tourist destination that has so much to offer, from archaeological ruins and cities to a spectacular aquamarine coastline. Read on for travel mistakes to avoid making in Turkey, an easy 2 week Turkey itinerary for first time visitors and comprehensive destination guides to help you decide where to go, what to see and where to stay.


12 Travel Mistakes to Avoid Making if You’re Visiting Turkey For the First Time

Turkey is an underrated tourist destination that has so much to offer, from archaeological ruins and cities to a spectacular aquamarine coastline. For most people planning a trip to Turkey, there's not much information out there about dos and don'ts in Turkey, and what to expect. Much of what you read about Turkey (now officially known as Türkiye) comes from major news headlines (and is unfortunately, more often than not, negative), so it's not surprising that tourism plummeted in the past few years - the country...

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20 Breathtaking Travel Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Cappadocia in Turkey

I've long daydreamed about Cappadocia. The panoramic view of dozens of hot air balloons is breathtaking, and the unique topography of fairy castles and valleys is unlike any other. But did you know that Cappadocia has so much to offer beyond hot air ballooning? Click here to read my travel guide to Cappadocia in Turkey or head on over here for 10 things you should know about hot air ballooning in Cappadocia! Heading to Turkey and need some ideas for other must-visit places? Check out this...

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10 Things to Know Before You Go Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia in central Turkey is perhaps most well-known for the panoramic view of hundreds of hot air balloons gently ebbing and flowing above valleys and volcanic "fairy chimney" formations. Though it is but one of the many things to do in Cappadocia, hot air ballooning is one of the most popular activities in the region for a number of reasons. Planning a trip to Cappadocia? Read on for essential travel tips for visiting Cappadocia in Turkey, where to stay, how to book a hot air balloon...

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13 Things to Do If You Only Have 3 Days in Istanbul, Turkey

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Istanbul in Turkey? Unfortunately, for many of us (myself included before this trip), what springs to mind isn't always the rich culture, beautiful architecture, welcoming Turkish hospitality and colourful sights. A quick preface for what to expect from this guide to Istanbul: on Yoga, Wine & Travel, I focus on promoting the best of a destination, providing practical...

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Alaçati in Turkey: A Sophisticated Seaside Town You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Alaçatı (pronounced "Ala-cha-ti") is a small town just a hop and skip away from Izmir on the west coast of Turkey. The charming town is a hidden gem that most people haven't heard of, and the majority of first-time visitors leave Alaçati off their Turkey itinerary. In fact, we hadn't initially planned to travel to Alaçati at all. Though I pride myself on doing...

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Visit the UNESCO-listed Ancient City of Ephesus in Turkey in 1 Day

The ancient Greek (and later, Roman) city of Ephesus in Turkey is home to some of the most wondrous ruins in the world including the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre. Its location by the harbour meant that it was an important port city and a hub for trade and commerce. Ephesus became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015 as "an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of...

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10 Mind-Blowing Things to Do in Cappadocia, Turkey (Because There’s More to the Region Than Hot Air Balloons!)

The panoramic view of dozens of hot air balloons across dipping valleys in Cappadocia is iconic, and it is one of the most popular places in the world to go hot air ballooning - but as we learned, there's more to Cappadocia than hot air balloons, carpet shops and Instagram rooftops. If you are headed to Cappadocia in central Turkey, don't overlook what the region has to offer beyond ballooning,...

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Overtourism in Pamukkale: Is it Worth Visiting Turkey’s Cotton Castle?

Pamukkale's white calcium travertines have been described as "stunning", "unreal" and "otherworldly", and the name literally means "cotton castle" in Turkish. Pamukkale is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, attracting more than 2 million visitors each year. Turkey as a whole attracted about 45 million visitors in 2018 and 51 million visitors in 2019!...

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Turkey’s Turquoise Coast: 11 Unmissable Things to Do in Fethiye

It's taken me a while to write this guide to Fethiye in Turkey, and I'm convinced that it's because I just want to keep the memories to myself - just for a little longer. When you think of Turkey, most people think of Istanbul and Cappadocia, Pamukkale and maybe, just maybe, Izmir and Antalya. However, sometimes our best travel experiences are from destinations we hadn't heard much about in the past,...

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