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Understand the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey

Whirling Dervishes of Turkey

For many travelers to Turkey, sampling the Turkish cuisine rates at the top of the to-experience list.  After all the basic sightseeing is finished, and visitors move to some of the cultural experiences that the country has to offer, watching the whirling dervishes usually ranks high on the list. Often erroneously considered a folk dance […]

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Turkey Offers Skiing Values

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Winter vacation opportunities are still value-priced, so if you’re looking for an exotic ski vacation destination, give Turkey some consideration.  Although Turkey is often a focus for summer travel, in the winter you’ll find great skiing, with a season generally lasting November through April.  Start looking for flights to Turkey, and some good snow savings […]

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15 Reasons to Put Turkey on Your Travel List

As a big history buff, I’ve had Turkey on my bucket list for quite some time.  I got “this close” (think of me holding up my fingers a millimeter apart) last month, but at the last minute opted for Sicily.  So back Turkey goes on the to-do list rather than moving onto the been-there list. […]

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Books to Read on Your Next Flight

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A Dozen Gardens From Around the World

Since the flowers in my garden are not terribly impressive yet - things will be in full color in another few weeks - I turned to some of my blogger friends to get a take on some of their favorite gardens around the world. I selected a dozen of them, one for each month of the year, and hope you can work a visit into one of them during your next vacation.

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Celebrate World Wildlife Day

Today, March 3rd, is UN World Wildlife Day. The UN General Assembly made this proclamation four years ago as a […]