Elysee Cave Hotel Courtyard Roses in Foreground

How To Sleep In A Cave And Love It

"We're going to sleep in a cave, Mom? Like Batman?" The kiddos were a bit incredulous about our next adventure. And to tell the truth, I wasn't entirely sure that booking a few nights in a cave would be a great idea. Would it be damp? Or dark? Or, as Cole asked, would there be Batman?
Butterfly Balloons above the fairy chimneys Goreme Turkey Cappadocia

This Should Be On Your Bucket List: A Hot Air Balloon Ride Over The Cave Houses Of Cappadocia

It's 4:15 in the morning, and there's a knock at our door. My groggy brain can only come up with two possible reasons for a knock at this hour:  The hotel is on fire or the pizza delivery guy's ridiculously late. Then it hits me. Hot air ballooning. We're about to jump in a hot air balloon to see the spectacular scenery of Cappadocia. Rick Steeves calls ballooning in Cappadocia "a travel experience of a lifetime", and I'm itching to see if he's right...