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  • On The Hunt For Truly Turkish Food

    On The Hunt For Truly Turkish Food

    Oct 5, 2013 Turkey

    When it comes to food, Turkey has a similar style to Israel so by getting familiar with our post from Israel you will have a good head start. However, as Turkey is literally at the crossroads of East and West, it also sports more international cuisine.

  • Top 5 Essential Destinations In Istanbul

    Top 5 Essential Destinations In Istanbul

    Oct 5, 2013 Turkey

    Istanbul is a vibrant city with too much to do in a short amount of time. Our 5 days in Istanbul was simply not enough, no surprises there. But what we did manage to pack into a few days in Istanbul were all highlights for us.

  • 2-Day Whirlwind Tour of Cappadocia, Turkey: Day 2

    2-Day Whirlwind Tour of Cappadocia, Turkey: Day 2

    Oct 2, 2013 Turkey

    The 2nd day of our tour through Cappadocia including the famous Goreme Open Air Museum, a magic ice-cream show, panoramic views, yummy Turkish lunch, the beauty of rugs & a viagra market. Join us in this nature wonderland.

  • 2-Day Whirlwind Tour of Cappadocia, Turkey: Day 1

    2-Day Whirlwind Tour of Cappadocia, Turkey: Day 1

    Oct 1, 2013 Turkey

    The reputation of Cappadocia, Turkey as one of this planet’s most beautiful regions is not without merit. Here is day 1 of our tour through nature's wonderland. Including Imagination Valley, Hermit Valley, Underground Cities, Ceramic Art & one big bloody…

  • 5 Things To Do With Kids In Antigua, Guatemala

    5 Things To Do With Kids In Antigua, Guatemala

    Sep 30, 2013 Antigua, Guatemala

    Guatemala is full of rich history and culture that adults will find astounding, but what about the kids? We spent a day walking the streets with our little Princess, but here are all the things she wished she could have done that day.

  • How Do You Know You’re in a Luxury Hotel in Istanbul?

    How Do You Know You’re in a Luxury Hotel in Istanbul?

    Sep 26, 2013 Turkey

    During our visit to Istanbul we made the smart choice of staying 5 nights at the Eresin Crown Hotel which, for us, has set the benchmark on luxury hotels.

  • You Won’t Want To Miss One Sunrise at Taskonaklar, Cappadocia

    You Won’t Want To Miss One Sunrise at Taskonaklar, Cappadocia

    Sep 25, 2013 Turkey

    During our trip to Turkey, we had the pleasure of staying at the fabulous Taskonaklar Hotel for 3 nights, nestled in Ucister, the highest point in the region of Cappadocia. Home to dozens and dozens of hot air balloons silently floating in the clear sky a…

  • What Can You Do In Just 3 Days In Tel Aviv?

    What Can You Do In Just 3 Days In Tel Aviv?

    Sep 25, 2013 Israel

    We visited Tel Aviv briefly in 2007 and spent a few short hours in Jaffa so I was excited to be heading back, this time for a bit longer. Here’s a brief overview of the things we did in Tel Aviv that you might also enjoy.

  • Cappadocia Changed My Mind About Living In A Cave

    Cappadocia Changed My Mind About Living In A Cave

    Sep 23, 2013 Turkey

    Bear cave? Bat cave? Cavemen? Any preconceived ideas on caves will be blown out of the water. There are no animals, semi-humanoid species or superheroes in these caves, but you may find Russell Crowe or TWB.

  • Turkey’s Cover Up: Where Is This One Town Only Locals Know About?

    Turkey’s Cover Up: Where Is This One Town Only Locals Know About?

    Sep 21, 2013 Turkey

    Nestled close to the Aegean cost in western Turkey is the small town of Alacati. Just 20 minutes east of Cesme and about an hour west of Izmir, it is perfectly positioned for beach and sunshine, as well as boundless in rich culture, endless shopping optio…

  • Gettin’ High in Cappadocia: Hot Air Ballooning in Turkey

    Gettin’ High in Cappadocia: Hot Air Ballooning in Turkey

    Sep 9, 2013 Turkey

    All I could hear was the gentle breeze softly whispering past the hot air balloon and the occasional whoosh of the flame filling the ballon, as we soared on smooth streams of air. The warm sun breached the nearby plateau casting a warm, encompassing glow …

  • What to Eat in Israel

    What to Eat in Israel

    Aug 19, 2013 Israel

    In most places we visit our “where to eat” posts are super popular. Often the staples of Israel can be confusing to a new timer. So instead of focusing on where to eat, we thought a “what to eat” might help more. If you’ve never tried any of this before, …

  • Tel Aviv: The Place to Stay & The Food To Eat

    Tel Aviv: The Place to Stay & The Food To Eat

    Aug 15, 2013 Israel

    It’s not very often you get a brand new hotel in the middle of all the action. Our friends at Tourist Israel gave us a great recommendation on a lovely new boutique hotel in Tel Aviv. And then Israeli Experts gave us the low down on where to eat. Check it…

  • 10 Things To Do With Kids In Jerusalem

    10 Things To Do With Kids In Jerusalem

    Aug 14, 2013 Israel

    It’s such a big city with so much to do. It will have your head spinning. Since you may not have 2 months to enjoy the Holy Land I have prepared our must-see things to do in Jerusalem to make life so much easier for you. Enjoy!

  • The Lost City of Petra: Sublime Sandstone Sanctuary

    The Lost City of Petra: Sublime Sandstone Sanctuary

    Aug 1, 2013 Jordan

    Looking up at the legendary “Treasury”, the intimidating hand-carved façade shaded from the scorching mid-day desert sun by the surrounding sandstone cliff, it was easy to understand why it belonged in the New Seven Wonders. One word could only describe i…

  • Nimrod’s Fortress & The Little-Known Life of Jews: Weekend In The Kibbutz

    Nimrod’s Fortress & The Little-Known Life of Jews: Weekend In The Kibbutz

    Aug 1, 2013 Israel

    Why is a fortress that was built by Muslims in the 1200’s named after a Biblical character? Who knows! But this ancient ruin is definitely one of the best preserved icons in Israel and probably one of the most underrated due to it’s remote location. But t…

  • Behind the Scenes in Jerusalem: 2 Tours That Reveal Hidden Jewels in This Ancient City

    Behind the Scenes in Jerusalem: 2 Tours That Reveal Hidden Jewels in This Ancient City

    Jul 18, 2013 Israel

    Join us in the markets of Jerusalem for a cooking tour & on a walk through the Old City & its four quarters. Guess which one is free?

  • Boston Knocks A Home Run: Friends, Food & Fun

    Boston Knocks A Home Run: Friends, Food & Fun

    Jul 12, 2013 Northeast, USA

    A weekend visiting a remarkable family we met in Belize. One of those weekends where it was more about the people then the place. Although we certainly enjoyed some of Boston.

  • How We Slept in Our

    How We Slept in Our "Car" for Two Weeks

    Jun 29, 2013 Northwest, USA

    After travelling New York to Florida on our East USA road trip, we were told several times that the Pacific North West was even prettier and we had to do it. Having never been camper vanning before we thought that would be a neat way to see all the natura…

  • Pacific Northwest Mega Road Trip, Day 1 - 5

    Pacific Northwest Mega Road Trip, Day 1 - 5

    Jun 28, 2013 Northwest, USA

    The start of our epic journey from San Francisco to Seattle and back again. This post takes us on the first 5 days from San Francisco through the Avenue of the Giants, getting bogged in the Oregon Dunes, feeling the spray of Multnomah Falls & witnessing t…