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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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My 7 Super Shots

Aaron of The Adventures of the elatlboy tagged me to participate in HostelBooker’s 7 Super Shots. (Thank you, Aaron!) I’ve chosen seven photos, one for each category, from my travels over the years for this fun little project. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did! 1. A photo that takes my breath […]

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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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