Articles Tagged ‘Turkey’

10 Gorgeous Places to be an Adrenaline Junkie

10 Gorgeous Places to be an Adrenaline Junkie October 15, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Craving a rush of air, adrenaline and great views? Check out these stunning jump-off spots that will leave you breathless in more ways than one. 1. Bungee jumping at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Located between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world – so it should...

12 Incredible Cave Cities

12 Incredible Cave Cities September 8, 2011 | Featured | Read More
There were two recurring themes that surprised us while researching cave dwelling cultures from around the world: 1. Mongols. 2. George Lucas. Read on to see where we’re going with this. 1. Cappadocia, Turkey Image: Curious Expeditions/Flickr Image: sputnik 57/Flickr The Cappadocia region of central...

Crackdown on Bulgaria Booze-Fests

Crackdown on Bulgaria Booze-Fests September 6, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
The party’s over. Well, at least for Europeans who want to go on organized drinking tours in Bulgaria. Seems “alcohol tourism” has gotten a little out of control in the country due to British, German and Scandinavian tour companies promoting heavy drinking vacation packages. Cheap alcohol...

Abandoned Tuesday: Town of Kayakoy

Abandoned Tuesday: Town of Kayakoy June 14, 2011 | General | Read More
Kayakoy may look like it has been deserted for centuries, but the once bustling town was home to some 20,000 residents in the early 20th century. Kayakoy was a traditional Greek Orthodox community situated in the Taurus Mountains of Turkey, and its residents lived harmoniously with their Turkish...

Turkey’s Bad Reputation

Turkey’s Bad Reputation April 11, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Tourism is down in the North African and Middle Eastern countries whose governments have become unstable or violent and uprisings continue throughout the region. This should be good for business in nearby Mediterranean countries that are safe, especially if that country is marketed as a cheap alternative...

NileGuide’s Favorite (Bizarre) Thanksgiving Recipes

NileGuide’s Favorite (Bizarre) Thanksgiving Recipes November 20, 2010 | Food Lovers, Travel Style | Read More
“Nileguide is a travel website,” you might be saying to yourself, “so where’s the connection between travel  and Thanksgiving?” And you’d be right to question why we’re posting a list of some of our families’ weirdest Thanksgiving recipes. But we’d...

Incarcer-Vacations: 11 Prisons-Turned-Hotels

Incarcer-Vacations: 11 Prisons-Turned-Hotels October 30, 2010 | Culture/History, Featured, Offbeat | Read More
Anyone with even a slight appreciation of irony would enjoy knowing that hellish prisons around the world, closed down because of overcrowding and human-rights abuse, have reopened as posh hotels and kitschy hostels. Although it does merit a good chuckle, if you think about it the conversions totally...

Facebook Mobile Platform Announced; Saves Money By Cutting Photos

Facebook Mobile Platform Announced; Saves Money By Cutting Photos May 25, 2010 | Travel News, Travel Tips | Read More
Cell phone billing can be expensive in foreign countries, where data plans and pay as you go services make life simpler but potentially more costly. Facebook is one of the most popular websites on Earth, and they’ve devised a mobile solution to help cut down on cellular costs. The service, 0.facebook.com,...

Top 5 Destinations to Visit During a Recession

Top 5 Destinations to Visit During a Recession December 8, 2008 | Around the World, Budget, Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
It’s official: the US is in a recession.  Last month TIME posted a story on the 5 best places to travel during a recession.  The staff at TIME is spot on; consumers need a vacation from all of the talk of the impending doom.  And what better place to travel than where you get more bang for your...