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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ravenous Pig cook wins regional competition for best young chef

    Ravenous Pig cook wins regional competition for best young chef
    Allison Weldon, 25, a line cook at the Ravenous Pig in Winter Park, is the Southeast regional winner in the national “2013 Best Young Chef” competition sponsored by the Confrérié de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. On June 8, she will compete against...
  • 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...
  • Readers Recommend: Sea Song Tours in Turkey

    On a trip to Istanbul last fall, we followed a Perrin's People recommendation and used Karen Fedorko Sefer at Sea Song Tours. It would not have been the same trip had we not used this excellent service. Nigar, our guide, was experienced, knowledgeable and...
  • 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 Bond film '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...
  • 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...
  • White House confirms use of chemical weapons in Syria

    The government in Syria has used chemical weapons in that country’s civil war, killing at least 100 to 150 civilians, the White House said Thursday in an announcement that left unclear what the U.S. response would be. Small-scale attacks using...