Where to Eat on the European Side of Istanbul


I love Istanbul, Turkey. Apart from its architectural beauty, it’s also the only city in the world that straddles two continents– Europe and Asia. The Asian side does have its share of attractions– especially the food stalls and cafes in Kadiköy Market. However, the majority of the well-known tourist attractions are located on Istanbul’s European […]

Where to Eat on the Asian Side of Istanbul

The Asian side of Istanbul is a remarkable place to experience authentic Turkish food and drink. Although most tourist attractions are located on the European side, the Asian side seems more European for lack of a better analogy. It’s a shame that most first-time visitors don’t explore the Kadikoy Market and the restaurants on the […]

Why More People of Color Should Blog About Travel

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I am not a black blogger. I am a blogger who happens to be black. And I follow several travel bloggers for their unique perspectives on travel. I never cared what color they were. Unfortunately, too few of them are black or ethnic voices. More Black People Should Blog because there aren’t enough voices that speak […]

Vinyasa at the Bluejacket Crossing Vineyard & Winery

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Looking for a new way to enjoy a glass of wine. As if you needed one, right? However, Bluejacket Crossing Vineyard & Winery has come up with the solution to a problem I don’t think exists. But it’s still awesome. Nurture mind, body, and soul in the vineyard with a 75-minute Vinyasa yoga session followed […]

Travel with Friends (and Stay that way)

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Family vacations can be a lot of fun. I dream about romantic places just for me and my honey. But sometimes you need to get away with your girls. Travel with friends is crucial to keeping up those relationships as well as your sanity. Sometimes a girlfriends’ trip can be all you need to reset, relax, return […]

Is Turkey Safe for American Tourists?

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Is Turkey Safe for American Tourists? I hope so. Because we are going there for a couple of days later this month. And I’m really excited to see some of the things I missed on my last trip. But politics in Turkey, like many places around the world, is relatively unstable right now. So, it makes since that we keep vigilant and ask the question before and not after we go.

The Best Fall Festivals in South Korea

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Temperatures drop in South Korea as of September rolls around. And gentle breezes provide the perfect weather for exploring the country and its many cultural activities. Festivals reflect the energy and excitement of the autumn harvest. This post is about the amazing opportunities to embrace the best Fall festivals in South Korea.       […]

Budget Travel- You’ve Got More Time Than Money

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If you’re like me, you’re always dreaming about travel and chasing the sun. However you are resigned to the confines of a budget. And one of the best ways to save money is off season travel. Tips for off season travel proves there is no place on the planet you can’t see with a little planning.