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Why Everyone Loves Turkey

Isabel Leong | Posted 03.23.2017 | Travel
Isabel Leong

From the moment I stepped into Istanbul, and on my last footsteps out of this city, I was fortunate to experience local Turkish hospitality. It could have been driven by the fact that I was travelling alone, or from the sympathy glances I got when I had a mounting backpack on me.

Top 10 Places You Must See in Istanbul

Isabel Leong | Posted 03.15.2017 | Travel
Isabel Leong

Turkey holds a special place in my heart, because of the generous hospitality that the locals offer, despite me being a stranger in this foreign land. It lends itself a distinct character because of its heavy Islamic influence.

Rumi's Call: Sacred Adventure to Awaken Your Soul

Laurie Seymour | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel
Laurie Seymour

I could hardly believe we were finally making this long-planned trip to Turkey. Much in the news today, Turkey sits at the intersection of Europe and Asia and borders the Middle East. It is unique in that it has been home for centuries to all three of the great "revealed" religions.

This Is The Perfect EuroTrip Finale

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.14.2014 | Travel

We've discovered the ideal end to your EuroTrip. Known as a cultural, financial and hipster hub of Europe, Istanbul, Turkey bumps with crowds and n...

Favorite Travel Destinations, Now and Then

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.30.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

The world's most historic sites have a storied past -- some really show their age, while others don't look a day past 500. From the Acropolis to the Arc de Triomphe, take a look at the then and now of history's celebrated structures.

Exploring Incredible Istanbul

Jamal Hammadi | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Jamal Hammadi

My most recent exploits took me all the way to Istanbul and it was quite the adventure. Founded in 660 BC as Byzantium, in 330 AD it became Constantinople when it was overtaken by the Roman emperor Constantine.

First Time Istanbul | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel

Istanbul first-timers need comfy shoes, hearty appetites, history lessons and laser-sharp haggling skills.

Istanbul Musts

The GypsyNesters | Posted 11.29.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Rome may be The Eternal City, but Istanbul can make a pretty good case for immortality too. The cities are about the same age and for much of that time the larger, wealthier, and more influential of the two was not the one in Italy.

Expat Recovery Room: The Destruction of Istanbul

Mike Dunphy | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel
Mike Dunphy

Today, Istanbul might be an economic powerhouse on paper, but she's a wreck in person. It's not just in the heaps of rubble, collapsing buildings, and congested streets; but in the city's basic ability to breathe. Gezi park is the last lung.

Istanbul's Grand Bazaar Hums Along

Rick Steves | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

I enjoyed updating our Istanbul guidebook's Grand Bazaar chapter. While the main streets of the vast market are jam-packed with cruise groups and othe...

Istanbul Has Its Act Together

Rick Steves | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

While I was in Cairo, I kept thinking the Egyptians should check out Istanbul. Both are megacities with over 10 million people. Both come from a poor ...

9 Popular (Mis)Conceptions About Istanbul

Leyla Giray Alyanak | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Leyla Giray Alyanak

You can love it or hate it but Istanbul probably won't leave you indifferent. It's one of the most visited cities on earth and there are nearly as many opinions about it as there are visitors.

Why Istanbul Is The World's Best Layover Destination

Paul Brady | Posted 06.10.2013 | Travel
Paul Brady

While Dubai and Doha may both have something to say about global domination through airport supremacy, the fact remains that Istanbul has, in the past couple of years, become an ideal place for a layover.

Andrew Burmon

PHOTOS: The World's Most Beautiful Commute? | Andrew Burmon | Posted 01.18.2013 | Travel

A little after eight o'clock in the morning, crowds of young professionals and older men in knit hats bundle down the docks at the edge of Istanbul's ...

The Many Wonders Of Lovely Istanbul

Tamie Adaya | Posted 03.03.2013 | Travel
Tamie Adaya

I fall head over heels in love with Istanbul each time I visit. The people, the history, the food, the joie de vivre and architecture are all irresistible.

3 Sexy Travel Spots to Ring in the New Year

Linden Schaffer | Posted 02.17.2013 | Travel
Linden Schaffer

Still trying to figure out where to spend the last days of 2012? Whether you're flying solo or ready to hop a plane with your mate, consider these three seriously sexy places to end the year.

Insights in Istanbul: Religious Disparity

Ryan Powell | Posted 05.13.2012 | College
Ryan Powell

While visiting Turkey, I couldn't have met a more welcoming group of people than I did. It's a shame that perceptions of Turks abroad are so unfavorable. How many people can you say would be that welcoming and open to foreigners on a flight to JFK or Reagan?

Eat Your Way Through Istanbul (PHOTOS)

Anne Sobel | Posted 01.21.2012 | Travel
Anne Sobel

One sweet, brothy soup involved grilled peaches, chestnuts, hunks of tender lamb and soft potatoes. I drooled over the spinach and chickpeas creamed in yogurt. The divine after-meal tea was clove, cinnamon and ginger.

Hometown Debrief Istanbul

FATHOM | Jeralyn Gerba | Posted 11.21.2011 | Travel

Axel Burla and Begum Tuna launched fashion label BEATRIXE in 2010. Though based in New York City, the pair travel often to their hometown of Istanbul,...

PHOTOS: To Istanbul and Beyond

Ronen Paldi | Posted 11.14.2011 | Travel
Ronen Paldi

Whether you want to shop, experience culinary delights, or swim in tropical waters at a beach resort, Turkey has it all.

Inspiration For A Rainy Day

Black Tomato | Posted 11.13.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

Here are some events to intrigue and inspire for when the sky greys and the rain comes a-pitter-pattering.