Articles Mentioning Istanbul Hotels

How to Spend the Perfect 3 Days in Istanbul

Straddling two continents across the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul has been a buzzing cultural and commercial hub for centuries. The city has endured rule by Greek, Roman, Latin, and Ottoman empires, with numerous sieges throughout its history. The city’s rich abundance of landmarks and architecture bear evidence to these influences over time. Considering its size and…

14 of the Best Children’s Museums Around the World

In 1899, the world’s first children’s museum opened in Brooklyn, New York. By 1990, the Unites States had a total of 118 museums dedicated to kids, making the country’s model the go-to for children’s museums around the world. And while the focus of each and every museum may vary, there are common threads that run…

5 Places That Are Perfect for Just a 24-Hour Visit

Looking for a quick layover spot to break up a long trip? Short on time but eager to travel? Fear not, we’ve got you covered. From easy-to-manage long layover destinations to compact cities where most of the top attractions are clustered together, here are a handful of destinations that are perfect for just a 24-hour…

9 Popular Tourist Destinations That Still Pack a Lot of Local Culture

One of our common travel woes is excitedly visiting a new destination, only to be met with a tourist trap that’s lost most of its culture (we’re looking at you, Bali and Cancun). Fortunately, there are many destinations that are able to attract millions of visitors each year while retaining the region’s way of life.…

The Grandest Royal Palaces in Europe

Europe is known for many things, from historic sights to stunning landscapes to buzzing metropolises. Tying the three together are the grand palaces that have housed European royal families for generations, many of which are set on picturesque manicured grounds. Take a look at seven such architectural splendors spread across the European continent. We’ve also…

Have You Been to the Most Visited Cities in the World?

Courtesy of Flickr/Studio Incendo Each year market research group Euromonitor crunches the numbers from national statistics offices, airports, and hotels to determine the top 100 cities visited by international travelers, and the results for 2015 (the most recent year with complete data) were announced today. According to the report, the world’s 10 most visited are…

15 Hotels With Iconic Views for $150 or Less a Night

If there’s one thing that we’ve learned in our travels, it’s that you don’t have to be a real estate tycoon to enjoy million-dollar views. Yes, your money will go further in some places than others, but some of the world’s most iconic vistas are available for a relatively budget-friendly price tag of $150 or…

The World’s Most Instagrammed Cities of 2016

As we near the end of 2016, it’s time to look back at some of the world’s favorite travel destinations of the year. To kick off the reflection period, we took to Instagram. After all, if you went on vacation and didn’t Instagram it, did you even go? With over 500 million active users, the…