10 Unexpected Moments in Istanbul

10 Unexpected Moments in Istanbul

Istanbul is a city caught between worlds, split between two continents; a city where young girls in jeans walk hand-in-hand with girls in burkas. It’s a culture full of color and textile. Thousands of years of architecture line each street. The city is pulsing, never silent, yet the Bosphorus is calm and inviting. Spices and(…)

Escaping to Las Animas, Puerto Vallarta

Escaping to Las Animas, Puerto Vallarta

The boat flies across the azure water, and above me, green mountains rise. The sun skips across the water like stones thrown by an unseen hand. Behind me, the driver’s practiced touch guides the little speedboat towards our destination. He doesn’t chat, seeming to believe that the Pacific Ocean surrounding us speaks for itself.  I(…)

Four Days in Fairy Land, the Swabia Region in Germany

Four Days in Fairy Land, the Swabia Region in Germany

The Swabian region in Germany is home to the northern Black Forest, where the Grimm Brothers’ dark but fantastical stories find a perfect setting, and one can easily imagine giants and magical creatures roaming throughout. The landscape is dotted with quiet little villages that seem caught in time. Streets are not paved in asphalt but(…)