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The trouble with luxury travel accommodations

I don’t aspire to be a luxury traveler. I’m happy to travel with my family within a conservative budget, flying in economy class and staying at clean, comfortable, mid-range hotels. Actually, since we started traveling with our children, more often than not we have chosen to stay in self-catered rentals which have spanned the luxury spectrum. The […]

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Longing for Istanbul

It’s incredible to think that one year ago this week, The Working Dad (my husband, Mark) and I were preparing to take off for Istanbul to celebrate our ten-year wedding anniversary. I’m amazed that: a) time has flown by so quickly, and b) that Mark and I made it another year! Seriously, though, in the […]

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Public transportation in Istanbul

Figuring out the public transit system in Istanbul is not as daunting as it might seem at first. True, I was quite overwhelmed during my first day or two in Istanbul, and my unfamiliarity with the transit system had a little something to do with it. But once we got the hang of it, the […]

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My favorite day in Istanbul

It started out rather strangely, actually, when we were served French fries with breakfast at our hotel. Maybe that’s common in Istanbul but we didn’t get French fries when we had breakfast elsewhere in the city. So that was the first thing. Then later on that morning, a seagull massively shat all over my husband. I told him […]

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