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Off-the-Beaten-Path Ideas for Valentine’s Day

The most famous day of love is coming up again quickly, and whether you’re spending the first or the tenth Valentine’s Day with your companion, you might be seeking something beyond a candlelit dinner. For travelers, you might be seeking the thrill of discovering a magical place together or simply taking a short jaunt to [...]

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Turkey: Where East Meets West

*This article was originally published in WildJunket Magazine June/July 2012.  Uniquely straddled across Europe and Asia, Turkey encompasses a thousand worlds at one time. From spice-infused bazaars to envogue European enclaves, this multi-facted country promises to bring you across continents at one go.  By  Mike Dunphy / Originally published in WildJunket Magazine ew countries have a location as [...]

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Top 7 Places for a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Seeing the world from above often gives a refreshing perspective: peaked mountains transform into jagged land masses under your feet and rivers meander around like snakes. From above, land stretches beyond the horizon, revealing all the secret corners that one would have missed while on land. Atop a hot air balloon, …

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Cappadocia, Turkey

As seen from above: Urgup, the gateway to Cappadocia.

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Staying in an Unusual Boutique Cave Hotel

Exterior of Yunak Evleri

// The two words ‘boutique’ and ‘cave’ rarely come together in one sentence, but Yunak Evleri manages to pull it off rather well. With impeccable service, exquisite furnishing and a hint of rustic au naturel ambiance,  Yunak Evleri adds special meaning to one’s travel experience. Blending nature and interior design into one perfect setting, Yunak [...]

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Photoblog: Cappadocia Atop a Hot Air Balloon

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// As the hot air balloon slowly gains altitude, I float higher and higher into the red skies. Thousands of magical fairy chimneys poke out into the skyline of Cappadocia where green patches of plantations and red-rose valleys dominate its landscape. It is barely 6am and many other tourists like me have woken before dawn [...]

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Cappadocia: Land of Fairy Chimneys and Cave Cities

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// The sun is melting over the red-rose valleys in the distance. Ahead of me, whimsical fairy chimneys and cave churches  poke out sharply into the vermillion skies. The undulating slopes, meandering valleys and bizarre rock formations are all washed in a shade of orange. A land I could imagine hobbits and genies roaming in [...]

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