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  • Magical moments on the Black Sea

     Magical moments on the Black Sea
    ISTANBUL, Turkey — As we sat on the Breeza, the open aft deck of the Azamara Quest, we watched the shadow line of the sunset climb the sheer, volcanic cliff above Skala, the tender landing area on the island of Santorini in the southern Aegean. It...
  • Behind the wheel in Bond film 'Skyfall'

    Behind the wheel in Bond film 'Skyfall'
    For seven years, he was the most famous driver you never saw. And with the next James BondĀ filmĀ 'Skyfall' opening this week, you still won't see him in action. But he's there. Known alternately as the Stig from BBC's "Top Gear," a stunt driver in such...
  • Top 5 hotels you don't need to leave

    Top 5 hotels you don't need to leave
    While many travelers treat the hotel as simply a spot to sleep while vacationing, some of us enjoy a one-stop shop that has everything from award-winning restaurants and daytime entertainment to a great location and comfortable accommodations. For those...
  • Casual ambience on the Aegean

    Casual ambience on the Aegean
    ISTANBUL, Turkey — We slipped out of Istanbul at dusk, gliding across the Bosporus strait toward the Aegean Sea, Asia on the left bank, Europe on the right, four masts towering 204 feet overhead, polished teak floors underfoot, the notes of Buddy...
  • Top 5 worst travel scams and how to avoid them

    The pros of traveling definitely outweigh the cons, but that doesn't mean you should throw caution to the wind when exploring new places. While the language barrier and the cultural sites are exciting, they also open up travelers to scam artists and...
  • More for Your Money: Be on the alert for travel scams

     More for Your Money: Be on the alert for travel scams
    If you have the money to travel, you'll want to spend it the way you want to spend it. That means making sure rip-off artists keep their mitts off your dough. With this in mind, the members and editors of travel website VirtualTourist have compiled a...
  • Travel info to, in Turkey

    THE BEST WAY TO EMBARKATION Getting there We started the trip by flying into Istanbul, Turkey. From LAX, nonstop service to Istanbul is offered on Turkish, and connecting service (change of planes) is available on Lufthansa, KLM and Air France....
  • Top 10 overlooked stunning buildings

    Top 10 overlooked stunning buildings
    While most travelers know to visit the Musee d'Orsay while in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum when in New York City, there are hundreds of buildings that get overlooked, either because of their location or simply the number of sites in the city deemed...
  • A food critic eats her way across Istanbul

    A food critic eats her way across Istanbul
    ISTANBUL, Turkey — How much do I love eating in Istanbul? Let me count the ways (and know that the addresses listed below barely skim the possibilities). For the food lover, the city that bridges Europe and Asia, for centuries the ruling city of a...
  • Charlie Huston channels his anger in 'Skinner'

    Charlie Huston channels his anger in 'Skinner'
    These things have happened in Charlie Huston's novels: People are shot, strangled, bludgeoned, raped; a cat is tortured; brains are splattered. With his dark imagination, you might expect Huston to be a black-clad, moody goth, or a cigarette-smoking...
  • Turkish publisher joins Istanbul protests -- and is attacked

    Turkish publisher joins Istanbul protests -- and is attacked
    The head of Turkey’s biggest publishing house is a 32-year-old, Istanbul-raised, Boston-educated sociologist with a smart nose for business and the good sense to steer clear of politics — until now. Can Oz runs the publishing house Can...