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Usually known for their beautiful Instagram shots from all around the globe, Turkey’s travel bloggers showcase not only the best of their own country but also the whole world. We chose some of the best to follow for top tips and cool spots.
Certainly the most comprehensive blog for traveling around Turkey, Turkish Travel Blog has extensive information about historical sites all around Turkey, from the Isa Bey Mosque in Selçuk to the Ghost Village of Karaköy and everything else. The blog is organized by regions so that you can find fantastic tips about traveling to every part of Turkey, including what to see, do, eat, and much more.
A travel blog that pays homage to Istanbul as well as major cities around the world, Baya İyi stands out with its excellent photography that also makes for a beautiful Instagram account. You’ll find an article about Istanbul’s historic Samatya neighborhood along with a guide for Turkey’s most beautiful hikes or all the hidden gems of Gaziantep.
Another fantastic female blogger from Turkey, Elif Tanverdi (a.k.a. Çizen Bayan) is not only a travel inspiration but also a fashion icon with a flawless personal style that is wholly reflected in her photography and blog design. You’ll find not only Istanbul neighborhood guides and local events of the coolest variety but also a guide to New York’s best corners.
One of the best providers of private tours in Istanbul, Ephesus, and Cappadocia, Istanbul Tour Studio also has a blog (and Instagram account) with excellent tips about traveling to Turkey and tidbits about Turkish history and culture. Much like their tailor-made tours, Istanbul Tour Studio’s blog has a thoroughly local feel, including great throwback Turkish songs and tips about the best events.
Known for her blog Urban Confessions, Hazal Yılmaz likes to travel and write as much as she enjoys posing for photos. You’ll see her hanging out in the coolest corners all over the world on her Instagram account as well as her sponsored travel posts entitled Çok Gezenler Kulübü (Globetrotters Club). From Berlin to Copenhagen and back to Istanbul, Yılmaz is also quite the aficionado of good food, which means you’ll get to see some great dishes all over her feed as well.