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Why We're Crazy About Travel to Croatia

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Travel in Croatia is ridiculously beautiful and richly rewarding. The glittering turquoise waters of the Dalmatian coastline and the time-worn cobblestone alleyways winding their way between red-roofed coastal villages are enough to leave even the seasoned traveler in awe. Croatia's interior reveals diverse cultural influences from the 14th-century...
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Traveling to the Azores Archipelago

Traveling to the Azores Archipelago
I am currently on a train heading to Vancouver to catch my flight to the Azores. The Azores is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal, an archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean about 850 mi west of continental Portugal. Wildland doesn't currently go to Azores but my mission to find out everything these...
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My Favorite Spanish Pintxos Recipe

My Favorite Spanish Pintxos Recipe
Pintxos? Pinchos? Tapas? There is a difference! Pintxo is the Basque take on the Spanish word pincho. The difference between pinxtos and tapas depends on your Spain locale. First and most important - you never dine on pintxos alone. These delightful morsels are best enjoyed in crowded bars - also known as pintxo hopping - while trading stories about your day. Most people move around on a pub crawl enjoying one or two pintxos in each place. On my recent trip to Northern Spain our guide patiently explained the art of the pintxo which originated in the Basque region in the charming town of San Sebastian. Without rules and limits chefs freely create and the possibilities are endless. We dined on traditional pintxos with combinations of chorizo or bacon with manchego or blue cheese along with simple easy to assemble varieties pairing pickled vegetables and anchovies. The more elegant Michelin-style pinxtos...
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A Complete Turkish Dinner from the Kutays

A Complete Turkish Dinner from the Kutays
My father came to the US as a student enrolled at Berkeley in 1939 and met my mother when she was working in a soda fountain. They married, moved to Turkey where she learned to speak Turkish and cook Turkish cuisine. They moved back to Los Angeles where I was born and raised on delicious Turksih dishes all my life. Three common delicious dishes that were always on the table in Istanbul when we visited relatives, and frequently served at home in California are below.     When my sister learned to make the walnut chicken dish, she made me--her younger brother--hand squeeze the oil out of the walnuts to drizzle over the dish before serving. These recipies are delicious and easy to make for a complete and authentic Turkish dinner, especially because all three dishes can be served at room temperature.    Walnut Chicken   One whole roasted chicken or...
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Unlocking the Mediterranean

Unlocking the Mediterranean
What's my favorite Wildland Adventure? I'm often asked what my favorite Wildland Adventure is...and I have to say, I love Turkey! And I'm not alone, our  Turquoise Coast Odyssey  consistently receives  rave reviews  as one of the most culturally rich trips of a lifetime. I admit. I'm biased. I have traveled to Turkey all my life to visit my Turkish relatives . Travel with us to Turkey and you're greeted as family by our exceptionally knowledgeable and fun-loving guides. Meet Alper Ertubey!  He has been leading Wildland Adventures for 29 years, and has introduced scores of our travelers to their favorite home away from home.  He's also the one to talk to about food...passionate about the cuisine of his homeland, there is no one better to share a meal and a drink (or two) with, Şerefe! The combination of experiences on our  Turquoise Coast Odyssey  is second to none; exploring the bazaars and backstreets of Istanbul, hiking surreal landscapes leading to subterranean churches in...
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