Author: Stephen Bugno

Fly Around Turkey and Discover Its Hidden Destinations

Fly Around Turkey and Discover Its Hidden Destinations Image from pixabay.com   Turkey is a vast and interesting country with so many destinations still undiscovered by mainstream tourism. You might be aware of the Arabian delights of Istanbul or the beautiful sandy beaches of Bodrum but there is so much more to see. Here you find out more about 5 of these hidden destinations in Turkey that most travelers are yet to discover. Consider your next flight ticket booking to be a destination in Turkey and discover the hidden gems of this country.   Cappadocia the land of the fairy homes and wild horses. This area is like something from another world. You won’t find anywhere else like this in the world and it is surely a once in a lifetime visit. A popular thing to do for visitors here is to take a hot air balloon ride and explore the area from above. From the ground, you’ll find Bronze Age homes carved into valley walls by ancient cave dwellers which were later used as refuges by early Christians. There are also outstanding carved rock face churches to see. Cappadocia is becoming increasingly popular with tourists, so visit the area whilst it is still in the shadows.   Antakya the food lover’s heaven in the south-east The city is known for its delicious cuisine and it is one that...

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Experiencing Puerto Vallarta like a Local

This month’s guest post is by Jill Zwarensteyn, an actress, and writer from Los Angeles, California who blogs at www.humortravellife.com. She’s been coming to Puerta Vallarta for the last 20 years. Experiencing Puerto Vallarta like a Local I’ve had a love affair with the Mexican coastal city of Puerto Vallarta for the last 20 years. I’ve experienced it as an awkward kid, a smitten teenager, an adventurous adult, and even a local resident. I probably know Puerto Vallarta just as well as I know my hometown in Michigan or my current city of residence, Los Angeles. So allow me to...

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Molyvos Harbor of Lesvos, Greece

Molyvos Harbor of Lesvos, Greece When I arrive, Theofilos tells me Molyvos is a five-star town. It won’t take me long to see what he’s talking about. The old town here is capped with a Byzantine-era castle and the lower town has some nice harbor-front restaurants, sweeping views of the coast, and really friendly residents. The relaxed town is fashioned the “tourist capital of Lesvos” but even in mid-May there are hardly any tourists around. “Authentic lifestyle” comes to mind more easily than “touristy”. Greece is known for its delicious cuisine, but it’s especially fresh and well-prepared on the island of Lesvos. On...

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Know this Before Dancing in Cuba

This post is a special feature by Lisa Neylan. Know this Before Dancing in Cuba Cuba captivates on so many levels, it’s hard to know where to begin. From old cars to sidecars and horseback rides to mountaintop ziplines, the daylight hours will never disappoint. It is imperative, however, to save some energy for the unequivocal swoon factor of this island nation: Dance. After twelve days of dedicated booty shaking, we came away with more than a few new moves and a handful of observations. Below is a summary of our findings–but I won’t blame you if you must go...

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Best Places to get Outside in Kyrgyzstan

Best Places to get Outside in Kyrgyzstan   Kyrgyzstan is an excellent destination to get outdoors. There are numerous ways and places for outdoor adventures including hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, swimming, whitewater rafting, skiing, cycling, and more. Think of a country filled with craggy mountains, green pastures, alpine meadows, and hundreds of lakes. Then think of very hospitable semi-nomadic Kyrgyz people who make their summer homes up in the high-altitude pastures, many of whom welcome travelers and hikers to stay overnight or offer meals. It’s hard to find a better nature-culture 1-2 punch anywhere on the planet. In fact,...

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