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Top Kebab Restaurants in Turkey

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When in Turkey, do what the Turks do—dine at the best kebab restaurants! After all, no one else understands the delicacy that is the kebab more than the Turks. For them, kebabs are not just staples but tiny slices of luxury—the perfect union of spices, meat, and grilling artistry.

With every restaurant aimed to master the art of the kebab, how do you find the best kebabs in Turkey? Moreover, kebabs are not just the “must-have” items on the menu. There’s also meze or mezze, which is an assortment of small portions of Turkish appetizer (antep ezmesi, pickled beetroot, Turkish bread with olive oil, etc.) served before a meal. It is quite similar to the Italian antipasti but the Turkish meze consists of really flavorful starters compared to your usual salads and dips.

Best Kebab in Turkey


Anti-Travel Scam Tips: Don’t Leave Home Without It

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Travel TipsWhether you’re a seasoned jetsetter or a first time traveler to a local or international destination, make yourself aware of these common travel scams that plagued many countries.

Here’s what you need to know in order to secure your personal safety when traveling to an exotic country.

Overpriced cab rides

When you’re a tourist, the most familiar thing to you is a cab ride. First timers in Hong Kong and Malaysia are often intimidated about taking the trains and buses. So the best thing is to take a cab.

While there is nothing wrong with taking a cab, be wary of taxi drivers who will try to raise your fare so high or drive you around in circles. Before jumping into a cab, research ahead on how much it usually costs and consult your map.


Travel Tips: 5 Things to do when the Weather Brings Black Clouds on Your Family Holiday

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So you talk about your vacation plans with your family one night at the table. You research the best deals for accommodation and plot out the details with your wife over and over during the course of the months before your journey. And on the fateful day itself, you’re on the road with your family singing along the songs on the radio when you suddenly see black clouds looming on the horizon of the direction you’re driving towards. What do you do?

Since nature is beyond our control, there are many way and conditions for it to be able to ruin our plans. But what we can control is our reaction and how we make lemonade out of the lemons we’re given. Here are some tips when the rain clouds get your fun down.

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Romancing Colorado on the Road: Exploring the San Juan Skyway

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If you’re only visiting Colorado for the weekend, and you don’t exactly have the time to see all of its highlights, then the best way to get a good look of the state is to see it on the road. The San Juan Skyway can give you the best tour through Colorado without having you leave your car. Here’s how.

Starting Point: Durango


To begin your five-acre journey, get a map and drive yourself to Durango. This town was founded in 1880, and it retains its “Old West” swagger. Most visitors still catch a lot of the old Victorian Charm which makes the town attractive all-year-round. While you’re on the road, you should look around and list possible places you can book should you decide to stay longer next time around


Best Museums in the U.S. for Kids

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Schools arrange annual field trips or what is commonly known as “educational trips”. Here’s good news! You don’t have to wait for the school to arrange these trips for you. You can enjoy the trip and learn at the same time by visiting a museum. I know what you’re thinking.  Museums?! Aren’t they boring? Not anymore! Below is the list of fun, interactive, children-friendly museums in the US. I’m sure that parents are also going to enjoy this trip. So what are you waiting for? Go grab your coats and go on a mini-tour.

American Museum of Natural History

Do you enjoy digging for age-old rocks and artifacts? Do you appreciate whales, planets and just about anything that science has to offer? Then American Museum of Natural History is the best place to visit. It has a wide variety of science exhibits and hands-on activities for the whole family to experience and enjoy!


Travel Photography: Tips when taking challenging shots

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Taking photos when you travel is not always a point and shoot thing but there are times when you have to deal with the crowd, glass surfaces, motion, or even with the elements. Here are some travel photography tips which may come handy:

Dealing with motion and moving subjects

Taking the train or the bus is a more practical way to see some destinations but taking a picture along the way will be a very difficult task. Composing the photo is not that easy plus you have to deal with blurry images or worst you will totally miss the shot.

You can try panning, a technique where you move your camera along the motion of the subject. While inside the vehicle you need to move it following your target and do you best to keep the scenery or people in frame. If your camera allows you to take multiple shots, then use this feature. Keep pressing that button and let the camera do its job.


The Most Expensive Junk Food in New York

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Even in recent years, when people all over the world are financially strained, some wealthy New York extremists are still indulging in some of the most expensive dishes in the world. What drives these philanthropists to spend up to $10,000.00 on a bottle of wine, 15,000 on a desert? Only they can say. When I’m in the mood for burgers, pizza or ice cream, I usually don’t have to worry about maxing out my credit card or taking out a small loan from my bank. However if you’re in the mood for something a little more upscale and have plenty of cash to blow, New York has just what you’re looking for.

The world’s priciest Hamburger – $175.00
Wall Street Burger Shop – New York, NY


Top 5 travel blunders to avoid

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You know who you are.

You’re loud; you have a distinct smell that makes people standing next to you turn away instantly; and don’t even get us started on the clothes you’re wearing. It seems that for some people, the time and place simply doesn’t matter; the moment they step out the door and travel to a foreign place, they transform into different people who are in definite need of lessons from Miss Manners. You’ve heard about a gazillion stereotypes and it seems that even now in the 21st century, they will always be a part of our lives. The only question is, are their numbers steadily rising year after year?