THINGS TO DO IN MUMBAI – GUIDE TO GET LOCAL

Yes, a visit to the Gateway to India is a must in Mumbai but you already know that. What if I told you that you could be a Bollywood star? Or that you can join the cricket fever? Here are our tips on how to get local & unusual things to do. And don't worry, the a-b-c's of being a tourist are in there too.

BODRUM BEACHES – WHERE THE LOCALS GO TO SWIM (AVOID TOURISTY BEACHES)

Located at the junction of the 2 best seas in the world; the Aegean and the Mediterranean, Bodrum is one of Turkey's biggest beach holiday destinations. You would think that finding a swimming spot would be an easy thing to do but it is not since it is invaded by hotels and residences. So we decided to compile a list of the best places to swim.

THE TAJ MAHAL – WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE LOVE STORY

One of the new seven wonders of the world, this gleaming wide edifice was built by an emperor to honor his love for his late wife – now that's an epic love story. Here is the world's most expensive love story and our survival guide for those who intend to see it.

COMPLETE GUIDE TO NORTHERN LIGHTS: WHERE, WHEN, HOW

Northern lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, is arguably the most impressive natural phenomenon. Tons of people travel north to witness the dancing lights but many return empty-handed. So in this guide, we will talk about how, when, where you should travel to maximize your chances of seeing them.

SNOW VILLAGE, FINLAND – WORLD’S BIGGEST ICE HOTEL

Staying in an ice hotel has been a bucket list item for us, and if you are reading this, it is probably on yours too. We were lucky enough to cross it off our list at Snow Village in Kittila, Finland. It is something you do once in your life, thus you want to do it right. So we decided to share our tips for all the dreamers out there.

LIFE IN INDIA

India is bold and flavorful. It greets visitors with unique cultural and social elements that can often get quite intense for first-timers. In the spirit of conscious travel, here's the low down on some of the hard truths about what to expect in India, so you can prepare properly for your trip.

BREAKFAST ON BÜYÜKADA: 5 RECOMMENDATIONS

Turks as we are, we don’t mess around when it comes to banquet-length breakfast spreads and we are particular about quality. But Buyukada breakfasts are not about the food itself. Rather, it is about the island vibes and feeling good. A peaceful morning munch with a fresh sea breeze. Simply enjoying being away from the horn honking of the city.

BÜYÜKADA BEACHES – IS IT SAFE TO SWIM IN ISTANBUL & WHERE

Buyukada Island is one of Istanbulites' favorite escapes, especially in the summer. While the safety of swimming in Istanbul is quite a contested subject for residents here, plenty of people continue to enjoy taking a dip in the Marmara Sea anyway. But is it safe? If so what are the best beaches on Büyükada?

COMPLETE GUIDE TO BALLOONING IN CAPPADOCIA – TOURS & PRICES

Why not take in Cappadocia's other-worldly terrain in all its magnificence with a balloon tour! This is a guaranteed experience of a lifetime - but it pays to know what you are doing and plan ahead a little. We offer you the lowdown on prices, safety, when to go, and other essential tips.

SHOPPING IN CAPPADOCIA – SOUVENIRS & LOCAL DELIGHTS & CARPETS

As one of Turkey's biggest tourist attractions, the stunning region of Cappadocia is naturally replete with options for unique souvenir items. Here, we give you a run-down of the items the region is famous for, so that you can get the most authentic of gifts and even help boost the local economy.

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