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Give Up a Night at 10 Unique Hotels

Want to skip the mass market hotel room for an Instagrammable sleeping experience your friends and family may envy – and the kids will remember forever? Travelers have a bigger choice of hotels and vacation rentals than ever before, as independent properties experiment with new forms of hospitality in décor, amenities and guest experiences. It’s time. Introduce the family to a whole new...

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See Istanbul with Free Sightseeing and Stopover Tours

We really appreciate what Turkish Airlines has done to make families feel welcome, by offering in-flight toys, family entertainment and healthy dining and drink options on their Trans-Atlantic flights -- and now, free tours. Yes! A few well-guided Istanbul city tours are available, absolutely free, for passengers in transit with a minimum six-hour layover. With so many 

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Kidzania Makes Play Out Of Work

Parents (practitioners of the helicopter style or otherwise), often fret about what their kids are going to turn out to “be” and how much influence they will have once they’re grown up. A company like Kidzania dispels those fears by making play out of work. Each of the 23 Kidzania branches around the world offers children a play space filled with career opportunities,...

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My Family’s Aegean Odyssey, A Cruise To Antiquity

"This is cool," said our son quietly, as he glanced around, dropping the magazines he'd borrowed from the library of the MV Aegean Odyssey. We were sailing along the coast of Montenegro, eyeing the medieval fortress of Kotor from a chaise lounge by the pool.It was Day 6 of our two-week family cruise vacation with a company that expertly plans such things: the two-year-old...

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Gulet Charter in Turkey

I've recently returned from a trip with my family over the holidays. We rented a Gulet (Traditional Turkish Yacht) from a Fethiye base. This was our eighth charter vacation, so we've seen a lot of bases and companies from around the world.

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Two Days in Cappadocia, Turkey

Get away from Turkey's big cities and find all the culture, beauty, and fresh air you're searching for in the west: Cappadocia.Ready for a break from the urban chaos of Istanbul? Pack your walking shoes and head to Cappadocia for, literally, a breath of fresh air.  Just a short flight from Istanbul, this magical landscape was created millions of years ago after the Erciyes and Hasan...

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Experience City Breaks in Istanbul – Hotels to Stay

Istanbul is a culturally and geographically interesting city. On a Turkey walking holiday in this fascinating metropolis, you could see some amazing architecture and even do some shopping at buzzing local markets, getting a feel for the dynamic and diverse culture. Istanbul deserves to be among the first choices for anyone considering a short city break....

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Istanbul, Turkey: City of Ages

Turkey's capital city of Istanbul is not only a classic stopover of world travelers, it has become one of Europe's hottest destinations.Istanbul was founded in antiquity for the same reason it prospers today: its location on the banks of the broad Bosphorous River made it a strategic port linking the continents of Europe and Asia.  A sophisticated (if unpolished) gem, with a dazzling...

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Istanbul Family-Friendly Hotels And Restaurants

In the past decade, tourism to Istanbul, Turkey has increased significantly, with families from around the world crowding its hotels and restaurants. The year 2011 saw more than 31.3 million visitors pour US$23 billion into the Turkish economy. With a steady flow of tourism dollars, it's no wonder that many of the city's innumerable attractions have been restored, refurbished, updated...

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Family Cruising in Turkey and the Greek Islands

I have just returned from a two week cruise in the south of Turkey, spending time on board a gulet rented out to me from TurkYacht boating company. It was an amazing opportunity for me and my family to sail around the coast of Turkey, and to the Greek islands. The BlueCruise offered a wonderful experience on board the GetAway gulet, soaking up thesun, tasting freshly caught fish and taking time...

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