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Istanbul — Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – three names for the one great city that straddles the Bosphorus, with one foot in Asia and the other in Europe. The Turkish capital until it shifted to Ankara in 1923, Istanbul is still far and away the country’s most exciting, beautiful, and historically interesting town.

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For three ancient empires, two continents, and a mesmerizing cultural identity on display in its markets and cafes.

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Q&A: Tips and Tricks from the Ultimate Vacation Rental Expert

October 16, 2014 by Christine Dayao

For Lynne and Tim Martin, retirement wasn’t about slowing down -- it was about seeing the world. In 2011, the couple revealed to their family and friends that ... Read More »

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Checking In: Mondrian South Beach

August 21, 2014 by Karen Gardiner Dion

The Morgans Hotel Group, which offers a spate of stylish, upscale properties around the world, is in the midst of some major expansion. The Mondrian London at ... Read More »

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5 Great Places to Stuff Your Face in Istanbul

July 25, 2014 by Stephen Lioy

With culinary influences extending from Central Asia clear through the Caucasus to the Mediterranean, the food in Turkey is justifiably world-famous. At the ... Read More »

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New (and Affordable) in Istanbul: Chic Hotels & Culinary Hot Spots

July 17, 2014 by Chanize Thorpe

Maybe it's the markets selling exotic spices and flavorful tea, or maybe it's the alluring juxtaposition of ancient mosques and modern architecture. And then ... Read More »

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Turkey: Cruising the Affordable, Culturally Rich Golden Horn

July 11, 2014 by Stephen Lioy

Cruising down the Bosphorus is one of the most popular tourist activities in Istanbul, but most people will pay way too much (50 Turkish lira/$40 or more) to sit ... Read More »

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