“Travel is an investment in time and money. Istanbul has cultural and historical treasures that extend beyond the Blue Mosque. So why waste hours just to get inside a building you have been told you must see?” said Kurt Kutay, CEO and president, Wildland Adventures.
Wildland Adventures helps you see Turkey beyond the overcrowded tourist sites like the Blue Mosque, while still revealing the most important cultural and historic elements of the country.
“This resurgence of interest to visit Turkey is keeping us on our toes,” said Kutay. “We have to be aware, well in advance, where the maddening crowds will gather next. Then we plan contingencies that will connect the same cultural dots that the hot spots do — but perhaps even more effectively without the distractions that come with crowds.”
Turkey’s 100,000 registered historic spots can be a challenge to pick through on your own. Wildland Adventures takes travelers to Greek and Roman ruins (in Turkey, the Greek and Roman ruins are more populous than in both Greece and Italy combined), amazing local restaurants, Constantinople, Bosphorous villages, neighborhood coffee shops, wine bars, markets and more.
There are two Wildland Adventure tours available in Turkey. The Turquoise Coast Odyssey is a 13-day itinerary through Istanbul, Cappadocia, Kas, Ephesus and more, while floating along the Turquoise Coast in a traditional gules yacht. The Highlights of Turkey tour is a nine-day exploration that touches on Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus.
Tours start at $3,695 per person.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Lufthansa is starting an innovative new carbon offset program, Compensaid, which will allow customers to purchase CO2 neutral aviation fuels. The platform allows customers to replace the fossil fuel of their flights with sustainable aviation fuel.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
European hotel brand Kempinski is expanding into the Americas with a new luxury property in Dominica. Slated for an Oct. 14 opening, the Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski will be Dominica’s first 5-star hotel on the island and the brand’s second in the Caribbean.