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…

Most Common Scams Around the World

We’ve lived around the United States, Europe, Australia and have traveled to 57+ countries. We know that people worldwide are generally good, but we’ve had some sketchy encounters with shady characters. Unfortunately, touristy locations can be breeding grounds for crimes or scams of opportunity. We’ve even personally seen unsuspecting tourists get conned in rigged games….