Collected by Lauren McKinney
Mahallesi, Simitçi Şakir Sk. No:16, 34080 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Are you a coffee lover or foodie searching for a unique Turkish culinary experience? Then after a satisfying meal in Turkey ask your waiter if they serve "menengiç" coffee from South Eastern Turkey. Menengiç is a pistachio-flavored caffeine-free...
Alte Dorfstraße 24b, 25980 Sylt, Germany
Of course there're the skeptics who will ask: "What's a salt cave doing in this healthful Saline-enhanced North Sea climate?" Often situations may hamper or inhibit a beach scamper: hence the atmosphere of the beach can be provided directly to...
34131 Kassel, Germany
Hercules is a copper statue depicting the ancient Greek demigod Heracles (Gr. Ηρακλής, German Herkules). Construction of the Bergpark began in 1696. Hercules was built in the years 1701 to 1717 and is based on the design of the Italian Giovanni...
Sehit Omer Aktug Cad. No:4 Ayder Turizm Merkezi Camlihemsin Ri̇ze, 53750 Ayder Yaylasi/Çamlıhemşin/Rize, Turkey
It was about 9AM in the morning when we reached Kocira B&B on Gito Highlands on our way to Ambarli and the crater lake... Such a magical view at 6000ft. to have a good breakfast before we continue...
Garden Bay, BC V0N 1S1, Canada
Garden Bay Marine Provincial Park is a protected marine area with 200 metres of shoreline followed up by 163 hectare spread of forests and mountains. The park is easily found located north of the community of Madeira Park on the top end of Pender...
3663 Park Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3G3, Canada
The Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, in northern Vancouver, is one of Lynn Valley's best-kept secrets. The 50 meter high bridge stretches across a beautiful canyon with waterfalls and deep pools below. The best part is, it's free of charge. Crossing...
1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Since everything seems bigger in Texas, it's no surprise that the Texas State Capitol holds the title for largest state capitol building in the union (360,000 square feet of floor space in the main building!). The building is also quite...
Beyazıt Mh., 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Soon after conquering Constantinople and defeating the Byzantines in 1453, Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II commissioned the beginnings of the Grand Bazaar to reinvigorate trade with the city. More than 550 years later, the bazaar is one of the oldest...
Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi, Ayasofya Meydanı, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Walk into Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) and look up to the heavens to see why so many conquerors and their respective religions claimed this basilica turned mosque turned museum as their own. Visitors will swoon over the Byzantine gilded mosaics,...
Hoca Paşa Mahallesi, 34110 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
This was my official welcome to Turkey. After taking the train from the airport to our new home in Istanbul - the area Gulhane - we ducked into a tiny cafe on a quiet corner for a coffee. Not only was the cup and saucer bright and beautiful, the...
Oberlängenfeld 140, 6444 Oberlängenfeld, Austria
The Aqua Dome is a 140-room, four-star+ hotel and spa complex in Tirol Therme Längenfeld, the Tyrolean Alps in Austria. The altitude undoubtedly effected the designers (or ETs helped) as the architecture and its surroundings are out-of-this world...
Via Paolo Regazzoni 8, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
Lugano's waterfront promenade stretches from Paradiso to Parco Civico/Ciani linking neighborhoods, the historic urban center, recreational facilities, walking trails and water transportation in a graceful crescent defined by an allée of 483 trees....
A funicular ascends 3000 feet up from Lugano, to the top of Monte Salvatore, for the most beautiful view of Lake Lugano. The Melide Dam, built in 1848, but not seen in this picture, separates the north and south basins of the lake, and acts as a...
Place du Port 17-19, 1000 Lausanne 6, Switzerland
Thirty minutes east of Geneva, the medieval city of Lausanne overlooking Lake Geneva and the French Alps is one of the world’s most soigné settings. Here, the Belle Epoque, 168-room Hotel Beau-Rivage Palace is arguably Switzerland’s most revered...
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