The boarding call came over the loudspeaker: Istanbul. My plane was boarding for Istanbul, where I would catch a connecting flight to Kayseri, and then be picked up by Akhal-Teke Horse Center for my horseback trek in Cappadocia.
When I told people I was headed to Turkey, I got one of two reactions. One was That's amazing! You are so lucky!
The other response was Turkey? Why are you going to Turkey?
And the answer to that was, Oh, for so many reasons!
Because there are so many reasons to go Riding in Cappadocia
For nature lovers, the sight and sound of thousands of these four-foot-tall birds landing, dancing, sleeping, squawking, and taking off in great clouds is a spiritual experience.
From cranes to pelicans and even prairie chickens, Nebraska is birding heaven
Clarksdale, Mississippi is a town of contrasts -- the site of both a literary festival and a blues attractions and events. As a Blues capital, Clarksdale is the home of the Juke Joint Festival, Ground Zero blues club,
the Delta Blues museum paying and other unexpected bits of Blues history
The fabulous Cavendish London Hotel, situated in the heart of historic St. James's on Jermyn Street, is one of the city's most centrally located hotels. With a fascinating 200-year
history, royalty and artists to actors and politicians have
visited the Cavendish.
Kenilworth Castle, considered to be one of the best examples of an English Castle, and a fine ruin to explore, was actually built over several centuries. Much of the castle remains were
constructed under the watchful gaze of
Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester, and confidant of Elizabeth the 1st.
If you're thinking about taking a riding vacation, you're probably considering Ireland, or maybe Tuscany, Italy, or perhaps a cattle drive in Montana. But how about something really different?
How about Iceland with its glorious, exotic landscape. Iceland is becoming an ever more popular destination for riders with
horse touring being one of the fastest growing businesses.
No visit to Brussels would be complete without seeing the architectural gems of the Art Nouveau period, a short-lived but highly distinctive style that influenced everything
from buildings to jewelry. It was a cultural movement that sought to fuse fine and applied arts to create a complete and integrated design and living environment.
Read more about
the not-to-be-missed Art Nouveau highlights.