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Nikki Beach Resort & Spa to Open in Bodrum, Turkey 2014

Mar 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

In 2014, Turkey will be the destination of choice for travelers when the Nikki Beach Resort & Spa will open in Bodrum. Designed by GAD, the award-winning New York & Istanbul based architectural firm, the boutique hotel will cover 40,000 square meters (430,556 square feet) of peninsula, featuring views of Torba Bay, Mediterranean Sea and nearby islands. “Nikki Beach offers a unique experience combining five-star service, luxury accommodations, design and ambiance with signature entertainment in an international, jet-set resort environment,” said Jack Penrod, Founder and Owner of Nikki Beach Worldwide. “With its natural beauty and sophisticated lifestyle, Bodrum fits perfectly with our strategy to develop the best and most exclusive destinations in the world,” adds Jihad El-Khoury, Chairman... Read More

Best Beaches in Europe

Nov 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  8 Comments

White powder sand, secluded enclaves, staggering cliffs, crystal clear water, and swaying palms are just some of the reasons travelers flock to the beaches winding around the European coastline. Whether you want to surf, build sandcastles with the kids, ride jet skis, snorkel among the marine life, or merely sleep in solitude, there is a beach waiting for you in your favorite destination across the Atlantic. We’ve picked five from the long list of impressive places to dig your feet in the sand and bask in nature’s beauty on your next luxury vacation in Europe.... Read More

Istanbul Tourists Get Five Star Hotel

Nov 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

The new Hilton in Istanbul, set to open in the summer of 2013, will give travelers to the must-go tourist city the opportunity to relax in style with 829 rooms at the heart of the Sisli district. Dubbed the Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center, the impressive building is expected to be a rewarding enterprise.... Read More

9 Phrases Every Traveler Should Know

Mar 6, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  1 Comment

No matter the travel destination, arriving somewhere new with a good handle on the local language is really helpful. Skipping the charades-style hand gesticulating and the awkward stumbling through the native tongue makes for much easier communication — and it’s also much more fun.... Read More

Victoria's Secret to Open Two Stores in Istanbul by Year's End

Nov 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Rana Babac

Million dollar bras; women who make the goddesses themselves jealous; the most awaited fashion show in the world; glamour, glitter and gossip. In Turkey, especially in the last six to seven years, it has been a New Year’s tradition to watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after midnight. Over time Victoria’s Secret angels slowly but surely replaced the popular belly dancer performances that people used to watch on New Year’s Eve.... Read More

Paris Hilton Launches Her Shoe Line in Istanbul

Sep 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Rana Babac

Paris Hilton touched down at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport at about 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday where she was welcomed by her "Istanbullu" fans. "I am very excited about being back in Istanbul, it is a very beautiful city. I missed the Bosphorus Tour in Istanbul and her night clubs," Hilton told reporters minutes after she arrived from London.... Read More

Mardin, Turkey: The Window to Mesopotamia

Aug 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

You can take that title literally. I looked out of the window of my hotel room and there it was: the land of my dreams, the Sea of Mesopotamia, as they call it, stretching out endlessly, all the way to Syria and beyond.... Read More

Abercrombie & Kent's Marco Polo Club: The Curated Travel Experience

Jul 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Over the years, many travel writers have insisted a major reason we travel is to find some degree of happiness, by leaving familiarity and the comfortable status quo behind, moving into a more seductive territory of risk and reward. I have always felt there was something more to this rationale - and it's this: with the most memorable forms of travel, those that involve both education and delight of the senses, a great travel experience offers a type of connectedness with past, present, and future.... Read More

Solo Travel as an Emerging Trend: Going it Alone

Jul 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Arguably, solo travel has always been a significant method of going places, and to many the only way of getting to see and feel a destination without assuming personal responsibility for anyone else. Many solo travelers also feel that going alone is a necessary adjunct in personal growth, assuming truth to the old adage, "he (or she) who travels fastest travels alone."... Read More

Amanresorts to Open Amanruya On Turkey's Aegean Coast

Jun 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Amanresorts has announced the opening of its latest luxury property, Amanruya, in a quiet valley on Turkey's Bodrum Peninsula overlooking the Aegean Sea.... Read More

Pera Palace Hotel: Historic Istanbul Landmark

Jun 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Rana Babac

King Edward VIII, Queen Elizabeth II, Emperor Franz Joseph, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Sarah Bernhardt, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis have strolled through the halls of this iconic hotel. Being the prominent symbol of Istanbul's urban culture for over a century, Pera Palace has always been the heart of cosmopolitan Istanbul, bringing together neo-classical, art nouveau and oriental styles in an elegant mix.... Read More

Art Exhibit Design A-La-Turca Inspired by Turkish Culture

Jun 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Rana Babac

If you are familiar with Turkish culture, you may already know that strong mint liquor is the best friend of Turkish coffee; that it is important to knock on wood three times to avoid trouble if/when you speak of it; and that there was a time when Turkish women were obsessed with showing off their lace-work in order to signal their talent and exquisite taste to their potential suitors.... Read More

A Michelin Star Arrives in Istanbul

Apr 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Rana Babac

A gazillion different tones of star dust spread over seven hills, cut through by the crystal waters of the Bosphorus. The reflection of the city on the water doubles its glitter. It goes without saying: Istanbul is astonishingly beautiful. However, for a while now, the city has been missing one star in her skies - a Michelin star.... Read More

Holiday Turkeys Cooked to Perfection With a Little Help From Martha Stewart

Dec 2, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Holiday Recipes: Sweet potato casserole? Check. Stuffing with chestnuts and herbs? Check. Cranberry mold? Check. Sauteed green beans? Check. Pumpkin pie? Check. Still need a main course? Check out this recipe for the perfect turkey.... Read More

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