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Fort Lauderdale popular destination for Americans

Where People Are Traveling Around the World

Did you know that Pattaya is more popular than Amsterdam? Or that Antalya gets twice as many visitors as Cancun? There are some interesting findings when you step away from the “hot list” travel media and look at where people are
City food tour in Mexico

Take a Local Food Tour to Get a Real Feel for a City

One of the best ways to learn about a destination’s personality, its history, and its customs is to eat your way around town on a guided walking tour. You get to sample food from places that have been vetted by the
Turkish desserts

Short-term Travel Bargain Opportunity in Turkey

With the bottom falling out of the Turkish currency market, is it time to jump on an opportunity and travel there? I once lived in Turkey as a young English teacher, at a time when hardly any Americans seemed to visit
Turkish kebab and bulgur

A Tasty Walk on the Asian Side of Istanbul

I shouldn’t have still been hungry at this point, but when the Turkish kebab plate with spicy bulgur wheat and oven-roasted bread landed in front of me, with a fresh-baked lama├žun, on the side, I had to dive in like a
Turkish street food

Travel Prices in Istanbul (on a Strong U.S. Dollar)

Back in the spring of 2013 I wrote this post on prices in Turkey for travelers and noted that the booming economic times seemed to be leading to higher and higher prices. Overall it felt to me like only a slightly