Travel News: Week of February 12, 2014

Travel news February 12, 2014

Top Travel News DHS issues toothpaste advisory to airlines flying to Sochi Turkey Will No Longer Issue Visas on Arrival After April 10, 2014 Biden: LaGuardia like a ‘third world country’ Hawaiian Airlines to debut premium economy seats in August Virgin Atlantic staff shocked over flight axe Child drowns in cruise ship pool Alaska to […]

Why you should stay at the Marti Istanbul, in words and photos

Marti Istanbul by night

I recently had the good fortune to pay visit to a city I’ve wanted to experience for as long as I can remember: the city of Istanbul. Hearing from those that had been, I’d known it was a city rich with history, breathtaking landmarks, incredible cuisine, great cultural and commercial shopping, and that at some […]

One day in Istanbul, in photos

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Here’s my day in Istanbul, in photos. Click each photo to see a larger version, or click here to head back to my story on the Marti Istanbul hotel.

A Baltic Cruise On The Seaborn Sojourn

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SEABOURN SOJOURN Until last summer, I had only be on a cruises that were for three days or fewer. Therefore, I wasn’t sure how I was going to like being on a boat for a whole week with people I didn’t know, sailing to places I’d never been. My girlfriend Natalie felt the same way […]

My Top 2009 Hotel Rooms

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Copacabana Palace — Rio De Janeiro, Brazil The most prestigious hotel in South America is the Copacabana Palace. It was built in 1923 and practically every celebrity (Tom Cruise checked in just after we checked out) or dignitary who has visited Rio has stayed here. Here’s my trip report. JW Marriott — Guanacaste, Costa Rica […]

Greek Ports Of Call

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Yahsu from Athens! We’re finishing up with our incredible seven-day Aegean cruise on Seabourn’s newest ship, The Odyssey (if you missed it, here’s the first part of the story). This unforgettable trip began touring around Istanbul (and here’s that story) and last week, we visited some of Turkey’s most famous ports including Kusadasi (to see […]

Turkish Ports Of Call

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Yahsu from the Greek Islands! We left off last week from Seabourn’s newest masterpiece the Odyssey where I told you all about this luxury 450-passenger yacht, which debuted in late June. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to tell you about all the ports of call on our seven-day Aegean cruise so we’ll explore the Turkish ports […]

Seabourn Odyssey

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Ahoy there, mates! This week we’re coming to you from one of, if not the, swankiest cruise ships in the world — Seabourn’s newest masterpiece the Odyssey! We’ll learn all about this 450- passenger luxury yacht, which debuted in late June. If you want to see what the hype is all about surrounding this $300 […]