Best Life-Changing Trips

Best Life-Changing Trips

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From Africa to Antarctica, these amazing trips promise to be life-changing.

Thrills Under and Above Cappadocia

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Central Turkey’s Cappadocia region is known for mushroom- and anthill-shaped towers (“fairy chimneys”) and cave cities that housed ancient settlers. Visitors can approximate that experience by staying in a cave hotel; antique expert Omer Tosun filled the 30 converted-cave suites of his Museum Hotel with artifacts and flourishes like stone fireplaces. Marvel at painted medieval cave churches in the Göreme Open Air Museum, wander the passageways of the Kaymakli Underground City, and rise above it all on a hot-air balloon ride. Most include hotel pickup, a serene float over villages and vineyards, and a champagne toast.

Best Life-Changing Trips

Thrills Under and Above Cappadocia

Central Turkey’s Cappadocia region is known for mushroom- and anthill-shaped towers (“fairy chimneys”) and cave cities that housed ancient settlers. Visitors can approximate that experience by staying in a cave hotel; antique expert Omer Tosun filled the 30 converted-cave suites of his Museum Hotel with artifacts and flourishes like stone fireplaces. Marvel at painted medieval cave churches in the Göreme Open Air Museum, wander the passageways of the Kaymakli Underground City, and rise above it all on a hot-air balloon ride. Most include hotel pickup, a serene float over villages and vineyards, and a champagne toast.

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