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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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A quiet morning stroll

#JAchat topic: Street photography. Focus: Istanbul.

The theme for this week’s #JAchat is “street photography”. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: the first question is, “What are the best cities for street photography?” I didn’t have to think on this very long to come up with my answer; it is Istanbul. At any given time of day […]

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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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