South of France: 20 Great Destinations

France is the world’s most visited country, drawing over 90 million travelers in 2018. Great beach destinations and UNESCO World Heritage Sites are abundant in the south of France. Stunning natural landscapes also include dramatic gorges, lavender fields and rolling vineyards. We asked a select group of travel bloggers to share tips for visiting some…

South of France

Crete: Great Things to Do

By Alex Kallimanis: Crete is the largest and most southern island in Greece. It’s home to ancient civilizations that predate Athenians, picturesque scenery and one of Greece’s best culinary scenes. As we have family in Heraklion, we’ve visited them multiple times over the last few years, giving us a chance to explore this beautiful island,…

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…

Great Hotels in Athens, Greece For All Budgets

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

view of the Acropolis from the Grand Bretagne Hotel in Athens

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