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This Photographer Captures The Remote, Unseen Parts Of Turkey

As a photographer and artist, you tend to see beauty in the ordinary. Turkish photographer Nadir Bucan has a passion for capturing the unknown parts of his homeland. Rather than photographing the bustling cities and popular landmarks, he goes out into the mountain villages surrounding the eastern city of Van. In 2010, Bucan moved to Van to work for Yüzüncü Yıl University as a teacher of photography. He said in an interview, “I was aware of the area’s traditional villages, mountains, lakes and islands, and as a photographer, this was definitely something I wanted to explore,” Source 1 He journeyed into the mountain regions around the city of Van as often as he could and would occasionally stay with villagers for a few days. On these trips, he experienced, “a kind of lifestyle very few of us...

Stay At This Hotel And Hang Out With The Cutest Little Canine

To melt away the stress of traveling, The Hotel Nikko San Francisco has a staff member whose title is “Canine Operating Officer.” That’s right…his real name is Buster Posey Presutti and he’s the sweetest morkie you’ll ever meet. As guests enter their rooms, they’re greeted by a stuffed animal dog on their bed and a notecard. For $29 you can take the stuffed animal home (and benefit a local animal shelter in the process), or make a quick call to the hotel’s concierge and schedule some puppy play time with Buster. Source 1 When Buster is unavailable, his best friend, Tamago, takes over for him. In addition to meeting with guests, the Canine Operating Officer is available to hang out with any other dogs that are staying at the hotel and keep them company. The Hotel Nikko San Francisco encoura...

You Can Add A Wiener Dog to Your Vacation for $5 a Day

For just $5 a day, the Hotdog Hideaway will give your vacation a paw-sitively adorable treat. Michigan rental cabin, the Hotdog Hideaway, not only welcomes pups but provides them. The cabin sits across from the Long Dog Retreat Dachshund Rescue. The same family that runs the cabin also manages the rescue center and the inspiration behind the collaboration couldn’t get better. Source 1 It’s the perfect way to find homeless dogs their forever homes. After enjoying a day of playing with the dogs, or just laying out by the water, the rescue provides guests the option of adopting the pooches. Nightly rates for the two-bedroom Hotdog Hideaway begins at $79 and if you’re looking to avoid the $5 pup rental fee, it can be waived if you provide the wiener dog with a brush down or walks. What dog lov...

Island in Aruba is Every Flamingo Lover’s Dream

If you’re looking to make some flamingo friends, there’s a private island in Aruba that allows you to do just that. The private beach is a part of the Renaissance Resort and Casino in Oranjestad. This adult-only island allows visitors to feed all the free-roaming flamingos and even snap some respectful shots for your social media. Even if you’re not a guest of the resort, you can still chill on Flamingo Island. Just purchase a day pass and hop on the next boat over. After you post this vacation, you will be the envy of your friends and the inspiration for wanderlust! Ready to book your trip? Share with your animal-loving friends on Facebook! Comments

These Are The Top Three Hotels For Anyone Who Loves Art And Culture

Looking to not only travel somewhere that celebrates art and culture, but also stay in a location that boasts the same? Well look no further because we’ve rounded up our top three favorite hotels that achieve this exact goal. Old Theatre Inn Source 1 Found in the beautiful countryside of Jianchuan County, China amid pristine rice fields, this inn used to be a community theater and temple 230 years ago. While it only contains five guest rooms, all of the meals provided are home-cooked, making it well worth the wait to get a reservation. Hotel Marques de Riscal Source 1 From the outside, this Frank Gehry-designed building in Spain’s Rioja region hardly looks like it would be a hotel, but we promise you the inside is just as beautiful as the inside. Nothing beats seeing this work of art in pe...

Hotel Henry Transforms from Abandoned Asylum

The gothic brick building that was once the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane for over 75 years now has a new future. After undergoing a major remodel, the mental health hospital is now been transformed into the Hotel Henry, an 88-room hotel for guests seeking a stylish stay. Guests rooms feature high ceilings, contemporary European bathrooms, LED mirrors, and modern Porcelanosa features. Rooms with a single king-sized bed or two double beds sell for about $175 per night while rooms with extra seating go for $350 per night. The building was designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson while Frederick Law Olmstead designed the grounds. From the outside, the building gives off an eerie horror which reminds the guests of its original purpose. Source 1 The psychiatric hospital’s first lead ...

Secrets Revealed About What Really Happens to Women in the Navy

Preparing For a Life of Glamor Source 1 Source 2 When Shannon Ihrke joined the Marines at 19, it ended up being a rigorous but disciplining time that “pushed [her] body harder than [she] could have ever imagined.” She used that body for a modeling career after four years in service, but what she discovered about the Navy and the women in it is far more surprising than you would think…. Comments

Man Was Down On His Luck Until He Checked His Closet

In Need of a Break Source 1 Loren Krytzer was broke and dependent on disability checks, but within seventy-seven second his luck took a 180-degree turn and Krytzer was suddenly rich… Comments

The Biggest and Baddest Ships in the U.S. Navy’s Arsenal

A Force To Be Reckoned With Source 1 Through even the strongest of gales and the greatest of hurricanes, the U.S. Navy — never one to back down — plows through it all. As one of the most tenacious branches of the military, they use their juggernaut ships to dominate the seas….but what are the biggest Navy ships ever created? The answers will definitely surprise you, especially since some likely aren’t what you think…. Comments

There’s A Company In Italy Called “Steve Jobs” And Apple Isn’t Too Pleased About It

In 2012, Italian brothers, Vincenzo and Giacomo Barbato, seized a golden opportunity to name their company “Steve Jobs” when they realized Apple never got around to trademarking his name. They pair had spent years designing products for other companies, so when it came time to start their own, they new the name would be perfect for their brand. As could be expected, Apple immediately sought legal action against them. They filed a motion with the European Union Intellectual Property Office against the brothers, but now it seems the tech empire has lost to them. Source 1 Apple’s downfall came in choosing to specifically go after the small company’s logo of a letter “J” with something resembling a bite taken out of it and a leaf adorning the top of it rather than its name. While the logo does...

We Just Found Your Next Desired Vacation Destination

Vacationers are always looking for that next amazing getaway experience, and we think we’ve found it — The Resort at Paws Up. Nestled within Montana’s gorgeous Blackfoot Valley, the resort adopts a clear rustic design with a hint of modernity, called “glamping” (glamour camping). But the great news is that people who have stayed there are reporting that it appeals to people of any generation — from the grandparents to the true cowpokes at heart. Source 1 The resort is set on 37,000 acres, so there’s space aplenty for privacy and for some backwoods exploring. For those who like the feel of camping without the tedious exercise of having to blow up air mattresses, pitch tents, and scrape the sides of cans of baked beans, then this is the resort that has everything figured out to perfection. S...

Peninsula Beijing is China’s Most Luxurious All-Suite Hotel

Gone are the days of hotel rooms with limited storage and closet space. The Peninsula Beijing is the luxury hotel that proves sizes does matter. The five-star hotel is the only one in Beijing with only suites. What began as 525 rooms have now been transformed into 230 breath-taking suites, all at least 700 square feet each. Source 1 The year-long renovation pulled design inspiration from the interior of private yachts and combined it with the traditional and modern styles found throughout the Chinese culture. If the standard suite comes with a separate living room, and arrangement of fresh flowers, his-and-hers sinks, and a dressing room complete with nail dryer, you can only imagine what the premium suites hold. Source 1 Variety is common among the premium suites. The 769 square-foot offe...