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Tips for Visiting Istanbul on a Stopover

By Alex Kallimanis: Still referred to as Constantinople in Greece, Istanbul is a bustling city packed with layers of history. We recently visited Istanbul on our return from Tanzania. It was part of a celebratory trip and for scheduling reasons, we flew from Kilimanjaro Airport to Istanbul on my 40th birthday. Part ultra modern, part old…

Romantic Hotels in North America

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and if you didn’t make plans for the occasion, that’s ok. You can always surprise a loved one with a gift of an upcoming trip! We asked select travel bloggers to share their favorite romantic hotels in North America for some extra inspiration. Some of the submissions are famous…

Romantic Hotels in North America

Tempe: Things to Do While Exploring Arizona

Tempe, Arizona enjoys around 330 days of sunshine a year, more than anywhere else in the country. Its picturesque landscape in the Sonoran Desert is also highlighted by a fantastic southwestern culinary scene. Hayden Butte and Tempe Town Lake offer outdoor activities right in downtown Tempe. You can also take fantastic day trips to Sedona, the…

Tempe Day Trip

Great Hotels in Athens, Greece

By Alex Kallimanis: Athens is the oldest European capital and the birthplace of democracy. The city draws millions of visitors every year for incredible sites like the Acropolis and great nearby beaches. As a dual Greek and American citizen, I’ve made many trips to Athens over the years and have stayed in a range of…

Which Hotel to Stay in Athens, Greece?

Where to Go in Nuremberg, Germany

By Alex Kallimanis: Nuremberg has a dark past, but travelers today will discover a multicultural city that’s welcoming to visitors. I recently re-visited old college friends there, before covering a two day Frankfurt itinerary, in collaboration with Frankfurt Tourism, and was re-kindled with the medieval city’s charm. A Medieval castle on a hill, a picturesque…

Where to go in Nuremberg