If you've ever experienced an African safari, you remember sundowners - the happy hour break taken wherever you happen to be when the sun begins to set. Your vehicle stops and your guide produces wine, beer, and the traditional gin and tonic. You soak in the scene - the peace and the beauty of sunset … Continue reading Sundowners: Celebrate a Successful Trip with an Amazing Sunset
Dubrovnik has been on our destination list forever. I’d visited Dubrovnik as a child and remember well the imposing walls and red roofs of the old city. Dave had never been and it was primarily for this port that we chose to take the Windstar cruise – Italy and the Dalmatian Coast. As our ship … Continue reading Dubrovnik Port of Call: the value of a private tour
Amsterdam is a top travel destination. It has something for everyone - rich history, world class museums, and romantic canals. You could spend a month in the city and not see it all. Choosing what you do in Amsterdam in 3 days, a short visit, is difficult. Read through our suggestions to put together an … Continue reading What to do in Amsterdam: 8 Must-Dos
A cycling journey is a great way to really see an area. Biking through the countryside, stopping at local coffee shops, and picnicking along the way, gives you the chance to experience a culture as a traveler instead of a tourist. Many groups offer cycling tours, some staying at hotels along the way with a … Continue reading Packing Carry-On for a European Bike and Barge trip
Just as important as reading guidebooks, is reading a bit of literature and history. Istanbul is an intriguing city, straddling two continents. I thoroughly enjoyed reading these titles. Check out my favorites from my Turkey travel reading!
Right across the street from the renowned Pera Palace rises the Marmara Pera Hotel. On the advice of Korhan, our Istanbul on Food guide, we headed for this hotel on our last night in the city. We took the elevator to the top floor and ascended the narrow stairway to the Mikla rooftop bar. What … Continue reading Mikla Rooftop Bar – Best View in Istanbul
Istanbul had been on our radar for a long time. We were fascinated with the history and culture of this cosmopolitan city. We lined up some great tours of the Istanbul landmarks, but wanted something unusual for our free evening - something that would take us away from the tourist scene and show us a … Continue reading Discover Istanbul on a Foodies Tour