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…

Best 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

Great Places to Visit in Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg is the second largest city in Bavaria after Munich. Its historical center, punctuated by Kaiserberg Castle, where German kings were once crowned by the Holy Roman Emperor, resembles setting foot in a fairy tale. Grab a table at a beer garden and enjoy traditional Nuremberg bratwurst. Their hometown pork sausages have maintained the same…

Alex drinking a beer in Tiergartnertorplatz in Nuremberg, Germany

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…

How to Spend 2 Days in Frankfurt, Germany

By Alex Kallimanis: Frankfurt is nicknamed “Mainhattan,” as the Main River flows through Germany’s financial capital, featuring one of Europe’s most impressive skylines. Frankfurt is a gateway to Germany for many visitors. Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof is Europe’s largest train station and Frankfurt Airport is the fourth busiest on the continent. Visitors can easily enjoy 2 days…