Tips for Visiting Istanbul on a Stopover

Last updated on December 4th, 2020 at 09:45 pmBy 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…

Best Hotels in Athens, Greece For All Budgets

Last updated on March 1st, 2023 at 11:04 pmBy Alex Kallimanis: Athens is Europe’s oldest capital. It is considered the birthplace of the foundations of western civilization. The city draws millions of visitors for world class sites like the Acropolis and great beaches around the mainland and Greek islands. As a dual Greek and American…

view of the Acropolis from the rooftop terrace of the Grand Bretagne Hotel in Athens

Great Places to Visit in Nuremberg, Germany

Last updated on October 22nd, 2021 at 08:44 pmNuremberg 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….

Alex drinking a beer in Tiergartnertorplatz in Nuremberg, Germany

5 Tips on Traveling to Iceland with Children

Last updated on December 29th, 2022 at 01:18 pmWritten 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 have made it easier than ever to visit the European island nation. You may think an exotic destination…

How to Spend 2 Days in Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt is nicknamed “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. This makes Frankfurt a gateway to Germany for many visitors. Travelers can easily enjoy 2 days in Frankfurt before moving on to explore elsewhere. Frankfurt is also a great base for day trips to beautiful Heidelberg, Mainz (home to the Gutenberg Museum) or the nearby spa town of Bad Vilbel.