Trip to Turkey Turns Into Winning Moment

Turkish gulet on the Turquoise Coast by Wildland Alumni Frank Philips
We recently held our first alumni luggage tag contest, where we asked alumni to send us their best photos from their Wildland Adventures'. We had over 100 submissions and received photos from every corner of the globe, in the end we could only choose 8. This photo was submitted by Frank Phillips, who in 2015 traveled with us on ...
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Family Adventures in Greece

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John and Stacey, have been traveling with us for over 10 years. Since their first trip to Costa Rica they have visited different countries in Africa, South America and Asia. For their 13th trip with us they wanted to learn about the history and culture of Greece and explore the Cyclade Isl...
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"We nearly hijacked the gulet!"

"We nearly hijacked the gulet!"
You know a trip has gone well when the travelers nearly mutiny and refuse to leave! That was the resounding message we received from our October guests onboard the season's last Turquoise Coast Odyssey , beginning with arrival to Istanbul on 4 October and ending with a very reluctant departure on the 18th. In between, 12 exceedingly happy travelers strolled through Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet district, spent 3 beautiful days exploring the underground cities of Cappadocia, hiking the lush river valleys and floating above the iconic fairy chimneys in a hot air balloon at dawn. But it was when they boarded the Kaya Guneri II gulet that things got really interesting! Said multiple-time Wildland Adventures Alumni traveler Denise Hastings: The sailing was great! The boat was perfect, cabins are great with plenty of space, nice bathrooms. There was plenty of space to relax on deck, too. The crew was exceptional, and...
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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...
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The best travel moments are accidental

The best travel moments are accidental
While wandering in the small alleys of Mykonos Island I came upon this older gentleman resting and watching pedestrians pass by. To me this moment captured the relaxed atmosphere I was so enjoying in Greece, so I set up to take a perfect photo, Click and oops – I got photo bombed! As the photo-bomber approached I showed him his photo and he explained he is a photo-bomb expert. A while later after perusing the local shops, I peeked into to one of the inviting cafes that lined the street. In this area, called Little Venice, the restaurants are on a cliff directly over the Aegean Sea. Stunning! I get ready to snap another photo and who do I see but my photo-bomber! He calls out to say this means we must meet. So this is how Benjamin and I met Yanni visiting Mykonos from Northern Greece with his brother,...
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