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…

Which Hotel to Stay 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 great nearby beaches and incredible sites like the Acropolis. 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 and welcoming town. 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 old town…

Where to go in Nuremberg

5 Tips on Traveling to Iceland with Your Child

Written by AJ Ratani and Natasha Sandhir: Once a hidden gem of a travel destination, Iceland is currently on roll as a travel hotspot. Great airline deals through Iceland Air and discount airline WOW have made it easier than ever to visit the European island nation. You may think an exotic destination is not the best…

Frankfurt, Germany: 2 Day Itinerary

By Alex Kallimanis: Frankfurt am Main markets itself as “Mainhattan,” as the Main River flows through Germany’s financial capital, featuring one of Europe’s most impressive skylines. Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof is Europe’s largest train station and Frankfurt airport is the fourth busiest on the continent. Lufthansa even has two daily direct flights connecting Frankfurt and Washington, DC. Is Frankfurt worth…