Why I Would Consider Vacationing in Turkey

hotel-428589_1280The purpose of this blog is to inform those who are considering a vacation that Turkey may be the place you want to go! Why Turkey instead of anywhere else? Well, according to my research, Turkey is actually one of the top 10 vacation destinations-a fact that even I didn’t know. My mind drifted more towards other exotic locations until I spoke with friends who had just returned from a two-week holiday in Turkey. I readily admitted that visiting Turkey had never entered my mind-until now.

According to my friends (who have vacationed all over the world) there is something to do every minute of every day. At the same time, I am thinking “what could there possibly be in Turkey that would interest my family?” Well, let me tell you that when I say I was surprised, I mean really surprised! How could I not know there were so many fascinating aspects about this country? Did I know that the different seasons offered different activities? NO, I did not. I also learned that spring time is the best time to go, unbeknownst to me, since I just naturally assumed summer time would be the ideal time to go on a vacation anywhere.

Spring is any month from April through Mid-June for tourists to flock to Turkey in droves. The weather is said to be warm but not overly so, and the days are pleasantly long. Although April is quite rainy and often chilly, this doesn’t seem to stop the tourists from coming.

Turkey actually has 5 climatic regions, and during the summer months it will be extremely hot in each one of them. There isn’t too much rainfall, but the nights inland do cool down to a comfortable level. The second favorite time for travel to Turkey is in the fall. That is probably when I would go since I abhor the heat and spend most of my time inside in front of the air conditioning during the summer months. Although the influx of tourists have died down by fall, the cooler climate still brings many to the area. The days are considerably shorter I am told and rain can be expected to start in October. Fine by me, since I love the rain!

Okay-on to my favorite time of year-winter! At least where I live, anyway, but there isn’t any of the white stuff in Turkey that I adore. (yes, that’s right – I also love the snow!) The tourist season in winter has died down in Turkey except possibly in the southeast areas. It gets quite chilly and very damp elsewhere in the country, but on the plus side-vacation packages are very inexpensive during the winter months. If you have a limited travel budget, this may be the ideal time to visit.

Now that I have actually spoken to someone who has been there, I really think that a vacation to Turkey has just moved further up on my list of possible destinations. Not quite to the number one position yet-I am going to have to do quite a bit more research before I make up my mind. It does sound like a fascinating place to visit, however. Maybe I need to make sure my passport is up-to-date? You never know where we are going to end up, but this family is game for anything!