Collected by Tara Guertin, AFAR Staff
Kaş, Andifli Mahallesi, 07580 Kaş/Antalya, Turkey
Want to visit this little slice of paradise? You just need to pull over on the coastal road which leads to the town of Kas. This corner of sand sits between two very high cliffs and makes a perfect rest stop to swim and lounge for a few hours. The...
Harbiye Mah., Atiye Sok. No:6, 34367 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey
Nothing makes me happier then living green walls in restaurants. The vertical gardens hang on two sides of this beautiful space with a waterfall in the center. The roof retracts and the the entire space opens to the sky. Its a perfect sanctuary in...
Andifli Mahallesi, Selahattin Sönmez Caddesi Andifli Sokak No:6, 07900 Kaş/Antalya, Turkey
This lovely resort is perched out on the rocks off the peninsula of Kas. The location is a bit far from the center of town but an easy motorbike or taxi ride away. The hotel feels very exclusive, the rooms are spacious and well designed. The spa...
no:/, Andifli Mahallesi, İlkokul Sk., 07580 Kaş/Antalya, Turkey
I had a wonderful and delicious dining experience at Zaika. The outdoor restaurant serves traditional kabob dishes along with amazing Meza's you choose at the front. You can watch the chef's grill the meat in the open air kitchen. It may have been...
Şirince Mahallesi, 35920 Selçuk/İzmir, Turkey
Sirince is a quant 19th century mountain village outside of the city of Izmir. It was once inhabited by wine making Greeks that were moved out in the population exchange of the 1920's. The Turks who now live there continue the traditional wine...
Oludeniz it is one of those places where if you like to look at the world through the comedic lens of photographer Martin Parr then this is the place for you. Packed together under white beach umbrellas Turks, Brits and Russians splay themselves...
FARALAYA MAHALLESI, Kabak Village 48/1, 48300 Fethiye/Muğla, Turkey
I happened on this charming place on my drive from Oludeniz to Kabak Beach and was so happy I did. The owner was a friendly British gentleman who was very helpful in showing me around the local (and somewhat confusing) routes. The bungalows were...
Asmalımescit Mahallesi, Meşrutiyet Caddesi No:99, 34430 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
A cultural hub for Turkish and international art, Istanbul Modern opened in 2004 as a permanent home for the contemporary Istanbul Biennial. The 8,000-square-foot warehouse sits along the Bosphorus next to the Golden Horn, a historically important...
The grand opening for the new Teton high-speed quad happened on December 19th, 2015 and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Spanning 1722 vertical feet, the Teton Lift, takes approximately four minutes from base to...
Slip Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
The Maasai Market is an excellent spot to get all kinds of handmade crafts, jewelry, beads, woodwork, and art in the middle of Nairobi. My favorite items were the stacks of fabrics with Maasai prints, plaids, and Barack Obama screens. At this...
Words like fabulous, exotic, dream-like, fantastical don’t begin to do Lamu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamu, (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) justice. It was a hard choice between staying in Lamu Town or the beach village of Shela just a 45 minute...
Manda Island, Kenya
Don’t go to Lamu with a plan. Just say ‘yes’ to what comes your way. Lamu House’s private dhow took me across the Indian Ocean bay to their beach club on Manda Island. I couldn’t believe my eyes at Manda’s coastline of summer houses, a floating...
Mbagathi Ridge, Nairobi, Kenya
Hemingways is a new hotel in Karen, which is sort of the equivalent of Atlanta's Buckhead in Nairobi. It is near the Wilson airport, where so many of the domestic Kenya flights fly out. Traffic is a huge issue in Nairobi and cars creep both by day...
Gogo Falls Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Out in the leafy suburb of Karen, about 30 minutes' drive from central Nairobi, lies the Giraffe Manor. Famously home to the friendly, constantly hungry population of endangered Rothschild's giraffes, this is one hell of a place to spend a night...
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