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  • 5 Reasons to Go to Istanbul in Winter

    With its glamorous waterways and millennia of history, Istanbul is a stunner in any season. Still, savvy travelers skip the summertime throngs: Here are five ways to get in on the action this winter.

    Posted by Emily Saladino on December 31, 2013 at 8:53:20 AM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Luxe Shangri-La Bosphorus Opens in Istanbul

    Not far from Dolmabahce Palace, the Shangri La Bosphorous, Istanbul has opened at long last. Think plush rooms with sweeping views, Turkish baths in the spa, and shi-shi eateries.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on June 12, 2013 at 1:53:47 PM EDT in News, Hotels
  • International Traveler of Mystery: Istanbul

    The curious and daring among you will discover the vibrant, gilded landscape of Istanbul, the city that straddles two continents. Visit the Blue Mosque, dine like royalty, and watch the whirling dirvishes.

    Posted by Carrie Seim on May 17, 2013 at 1:48:07 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Starter Kit to Turkey

    Turkey is an alluring destination, with colorful bazaars in Istanbul, serene hot air balloon rides in Cappadoccia, and historic adventures on the coasts. Plan your perfect trip with these essentials.

    Posted by Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb on March 01, 2013 at 4:09:13 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • 7 Affordable Destinations for 2013

    There is such a thing as an over-the-top trip without an over-the-top budget. Here are our picks for the most affordable destinations around the world this year. More savings for souvenirs!

    Posted by Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb on January 21, 2013 at 12:24:07 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Expatriate Tales: Living in Istanbul

    It is one thing to visit a foreign place and an entirely other thing to live in a country that's not your own. At the very least, you get to call yourself an expat, which sounds very chic. Here, one such expat expands on what it's like to live in Istanbul.

    Posted by Jimmy Im on January 19, 2013 at 11:13:38 AM EST in Arts & Culture
  • Inside Istanbul's Newest Property, Marti Istanbul Hotel

    Smack in Istanbul's cultural center—Taksim—sits a plush new hotel with an authentic Turkish spa, artfully designed public spaces, and two swank restaurants. Welcome to Marti.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on January 18, 2013 at 12:00:23 PM EST in Hotels
  • The Luckiest Places on Earth

    Feeling a little down on your luck? Was 2012 not your year? Check out our list of the luckiest places on earth, and maybe you'll turn your luck around in the new year.

    Posted by Liz Behler on December 28, 2012 at 4:10:57 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • What to Wear: Istanbul

    Straddling Asia and Europe, Istanbul is a diverse, culturally rich city by day with a fabulous food and nightlife scene when the sun goes down. Here's what to pack for a stylish jaunt to the city on the Bosporus.

    Posted by Bee Shapiro on October 19, 2012 at 2:24:20 PM EDT in Style
  • Five Must-Eat Foods in Istanbul

    High on everyone's to-go list, Istanbul is full of bold flavors to entice any food-lover. These five must-try dishes are the perfect start to discovering this mouthwatering, diverse food scene.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on June 28, 2012 at 2:22:23 PM EDT in Trip Ideas, Restaurants

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