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Ballooning in Cappadocia

18 Day Western Turkey Tour — TOUR CODE: TW4 18 Day Western Turkey Tour
TOUR CODE: TW4
Published on 31 August 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, has a unique view of Cappadocia. Join him as he sets off Ballooning in Cappadocia. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours.


This is my fourth and final post from Cappadocia on this Adventures Abroad, Western Turkey Tour. In the last one, we ventured deep underneath the bowels of Cappadocia to visit the underground city of Derinkuyu. In this one we'll do the very opposite, taking to the blue skies above Cappadocia in a hot air balloon. I was going to title this post Ballooning in Cappadocia, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, but that title would have been too long for SEO purposes. Instead, I'm going to describe why taking that lifelong bucket list thing to do in Cappadocia is not all that it is cracked up to be, yet is still more than worthwhile. Please join Alison and me and a few other intrepid Adventures Abroad mates as we ascend over a mile above the wild Turkish landscape of Cappadocia.

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Aranui 5 – Life on a Passenger Freighter

FRENCH POLYNESIA — TOUR CODE: FP10 FRENCH POLYNESIA
TOUR CODE: FP10
Published on 30 August 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, goes onboard a unique travel experience, join him as he experiences the Aranui 5 – Life on a Passenger/Freighter. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours.


In the last post on this Adventures Abroad French Polynesia Tour, we circled the beautiful island of Moorea on our last day on dry land before boarding the Aranui 5 for our twelve-day passage to the Marquesas Islands with stops at the Tuamotu Archipelago on the way out and back. In this post, I'll describe what it was like travelling on this unique ship from the viewpoint of someone who is an avowed anti-cruiser. Please join Alison and me and the rest of the AA group as I explain why this is the one cruise that every intrepid world traveller needs to take at least once in a lifetime.

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Derinkuyu Underground City, Cappadocia

18 Day Western Turkey Tour — TOUR CODE: TW4 18 Day Western Turkey Tour
TOUR CODE: TW4
Published on 30 August 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, actually goes deeper into Cappadocia, join him as he wanders down and around Derinkuyu Underground City. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours.


In the last post, our Adventures Abroad, Western Turkey Tour visited Goreme Open Air Museum. This was a bit of a misnomer because most of what we saw was actually inside the churches that were carved out of the soft volcanic rock of Cappadocia. In this post, we will do the opposite of anything related to the open air as we descend deep into the bowels of the earth to visit the underground city of Derinkuyu. If you are not claustrophobic, please join us in exploring this most unusual Byzantine site.

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Moorea - Circling a Beautiful Island

FRENCH POLYNESIA — TOUR CODE: FP10 FRENCH POLYNESIA
TOUR CODE: FP10
Published on 29 August 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, travels by bus along the highway that circumscribes the island of Moorea – Circling a Beautiful Island. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours.


In the last post on Adventures Abroad, French Polynesia Tour, we got out on the waters off Moorea with internationally renowned dolphin researcher Dr. Michael Poole. Aside from watching spinner dolphins, we got to see what an incredibly beautiful island Moorea is, particularly with views like this of Mount Rotui, the razor sharper peak that is Polynesia's answer to the Matterhorn.

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Switzerland with Adventures Abroad

13 Day Switzerland Tour — TOUR CODE: XSW 13 Day Switzerland Tour
TOUR CODE: XSW
Published on 29 July 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, goes to Europe on a two-week walking tour of Switzerland with Adventures Abroad. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours.


Alison and I have just returned from our latest overseas excursion, a two-week walking/hiking tour of Switzerland with Adventures Abroad which was quite a departure from our previous trip on a passenger/freighter in French Polynesia. The two trips could not have been more different in every aspect but one, we loved them both. What follows are nine reasons why I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is reasonably fit and has an interest in exploring what just might be the best-run country on this planet. After that, I'll try to answer some of the questions I had before signing on to this tour.

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Goreme Open Air Museum

18 Day Western Turkey Tour — TOUR CODE: TW4 18 Day Western Turkey Tour
TOUR CODE: TW4
Published on 27 July 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, delves deeper into what makes Cappadocia a truly unique place to visit, Goreme Open Air Museum. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours.


In the last post from this Adventures Abroad, Western Turkey Tour, our group finally arrived at the fairy tale landscape of Cappadocia. We had an all too brief and tantalizing look at the landforms that are unique to this region of Turkey, both for their distinctive shapes and for the uses that mankind has made of them. In this post we'll take a deeper dive into what makes Cappadocia a must visit destination for all world travellers, focusing on the Goreme Open Air Museum. Please join us on what should be a fascinating day.

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