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 Carry-On for a Bike and Barge trip
For the last six year, Rhino Africa has won the World Travel Award winner for Africa's Leading Safari Company (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) This is great validation for what we already knew based on our experience with the company in 2014. When we decided to take the ultimate trip - an African … Continue reading Rhino Africa – Bespoke Luxury Safaris
Nothing says 'Bucket List' like a cruise in the Mediterranean! Blue seas, balmy winds, and Instagram-worthy ports of call. There are as many cruises to take as there are ports of call! Large ships are often more affordable and get you to the top destinations. Small ships may cover less ground (sea!) but allow for … Continue reading Packing for a Mediterranean cruise
Where to start with recommendations for New England books? New England was home to such honored American authors as Alcott, Emerson, Longfellow, Thoreau, Twain, Wheatley, and Mother Goose! And bestselling authors continue to write from the 6 state region - Stephen King and Dennis Lehane, for example. Visitors to New England can get a taste for … Continue reading Travel Books: New England
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
A highlight of our time in Istanbul was a foodies tour. The evening walking tour, Twilight in Taksim, gave us the opportunity to get to away from the crowds, and mingle with locals enjoying the city after work. And the food... Our days in Istanbul were packed with visits to museums and mosques. All outstanding … Continue reading Istanbul on Food