If you only have a limited amount of time in Istanbul, deciding where to sleep, eat, and explore can be overwhelming. Follow our detailed 3-day itinerary to get the most out of your trip to this amazing city!
There are countless reasons to visit Turkey – breathtaking scenery, fascinating history, intricate architecture, lovely people, and the best shopping in all of Europe just to name a few. It would be impossible to list all of the reasons that I fell in love with Turkey so here are just a few of the highlights…
Turkey has 7,200 kilometers of coastline so whether you’re looking for a peaceful, private chunk of sandy beach to relax or a party scene with bumping music and exotic cocktails, you’re bound to find both and everything in-between in Turkey. Rent a car and take the coastal route, stopping along the way to enjoy the…
Santorini (officially Thira) is one of the Cyclades islands in the southern Aegean Sea about 120 miles southeast of Greece’s mainland. An enormous volcanic eruption destroyed a formally single island and created a giant caldera containing several smaller islands including Santorini. The island offers massive steep cliffs, diverse volcanic rock beaches, and stunning white-washed architecture. Follow these do’s and don’ts to get the most out of your holiday in paradise.
If you too find yourself overwhelmed on Mykonos, follow my tips to avoid needing a vacation from your vacation.
The landscape of Cappadocia with it’s deep valleys and stunning formations will make you believe you’ve actually traveled to another planet. There is absolutely no where else like it in the world.
Greece is a country that is rich in history, turmoil, and culture. Beginning with the Neolithic Age in 7000 BC to Modern Greece covering a period from 1821 to present, the scope of Greek habitation and rule has varied throughout the ages. Traces of human civilization can be found in all corners and there are over 100 impressive archaeological sites portraying a history that exceeds 5000 years. If you don’t have time to explore them all, these 4 sites won’t give you a comprehensive picture of life in ancient Greece but they’re a great start!
The Balkan coastline is home to several culturally vibrant countries that have immense natural beauty. Their breathtaking beaches have turquoise waters, rocky coves, and rugged mountain backdrops. A rich history and nearby ancient ruins add a dose of adventure once you’ve had your fill of rest and relaxation on the pebble and sand beaches. From Croatia to Greece, here is a collection of my favorite beaches in the Balkans!
Albania is everything you are looking for when you vacation – it’s safe, inexpensive, the people are lovely, the beaches beautiful, the food delicious, you can shop until your hearts content – what more could you ask for?
We actually really enjoyed Macedonia, even though it wasn’t nearly as cheap as we’d been led to believe. However, we have a lot of time and it was easy to get to. Would I take a plane trip halfway around the world and use my allotted 2 weeks per year to vacation there? Probably not. So if you’re in the Balkans and have some extra time, definitely stop off and most definitely see Skopje. That city will likely change drastically in the next 10 years. But don’t make an entire vacation out of it…