Tag Archives: Istanbul

Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

May's a great time to hit the beach in Rio.

Whether you’ve had enough of the April showers and need a travel respite, or you’re trying to hit the tail end of the shoulder season or just itching to add a new stamp to your passport, May is an excellent month to hit the road. Almost no matter where you’re headed, the month has that […]

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April 29, 2016 by | Comments Off on Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

TripAdvisor’s World’s Top 25 Landmarks

Lists covering the world’s top attractions or travel destinations are nothing new — magazines, guidebooks and TV shows put them out every year. The jet-setting editor or TV host can be helpful, but sometimes you just want to hear what fellow travelers are out there doing. The TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Landmarks Awards are just that.

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May 26, 2015 by | Comments Off on TripAdvisor’s World’s Top 25 Landmarks

Out of Office: Patricia’s Multi-Generational Trip in Turkey

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Whether traveling for work or pleasure (or both!) our staff members are always on the go and we want to share their experiences with you! In this new series, Out of Office, we’ll bring you their stories, highlighting the best things to do and see in destinations around the world, as experienced by a real […]

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October 10, 2014 by | Comments Off on Out of Office: Patricia’s Multi-Generational Trip in Turkey

12 Cities to Explore on a Big Bus Tour

So much to see in this great city.

From open-aired roofless double-decker busses to big, red, air-conditioned British trolleys that fill a postcard, Big Bus Tours offer the convenience of hop-on hop-off location points with informative guides and the unique and charming Big Bus experience.

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September 8, 2014 by | Comments Off on 12 Cities to Explore on a Big Bus Tour

Meet Safiye Kaban, a Private Guide in Istanbul

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If you’re coming to Istanbul and want to get as much as you can out of your trip, then Safiye Kaban is the tour guide for you. Though she was born in a small town on the Black Sea, Safiye has spent a good deal of her life living in and guiding travelers around her […]

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February 4, 2014 by | Comments Off on Meet Safiye Kaban, a Private Guide in Istanbul

Meet Dilek Camurcu, a Private Guide in Istanbul, Turkey

As a Tourism graduate and fully licensed guide approved by Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Dilek Camurcu is a well-qualified guide eager to shower clients with her knowledge of the history, mythology, archaeology, religion and art of her beloved Istanbul.

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October 22, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Dilek Camurcu, a Private Guide in Istanbul, Turkey

Meet Emre Ozkara, a Private Tour Guide in Istanbul, Turkey

As a native of Turkey and Istanbul resident for more than nine years, Emre Ozkara is eager to share with you his love and knowledge of all things Turkish. Private individual and group tours to Istanbul’s most famous sights are Emre’s specialty, and his custom-made itineraries will ensure your experience will be as close to […]

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May 7, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Emre Ozkara, a Private Tour Guide in Istanbul, Turkey

The 10 Best European Cities for Layovers

Whether your layover is a quick break or an entire 24 hours, venturing outside the airport in one of these ten European multi-faceted cities will make your layover just as memorable as your final destination. Here are our picks for the best European cities for layovers.

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April 1, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The World’s Best Neighborhoods for Spotting Street Art

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Stumbling upon vibrant street art may seem like you’re digging for a needle in a haystack but it’s actually easier than you think, especially if you know where to look. Many cities where street art culture flourishes have one or two neighborhoods where street artists tend to leave their mark. From Bogotá’s colorful La Candelaria […]

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March 25, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Ode to Istanbul

For Western travelers, Istanbul is truly exotic. The dictionary defines exotic as “intriguingly unusual or different; excitingly strange” and that’s a great way to think about Istanbul. The sights, the sounds, the food, the music, the culture — it’s all excitingly strange, intriguingly unusual. I jumped into a taxi and headed straight to the small […]

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November 26, 2012 by | 10 Comments