From towering rooftop bars to centuries-old mosques, Beirut is a dazzling megalopolis wrapped in a scarred history that hasn't quite healed.
If you visit Turkey just for Istanbul, you’re missing out on the ancient rugged gems tucked away in the country’s eastern corners.
If you want to travel back in time to the Ottoman Empire, Safranbolu, near Turkey's Black Sea coast, is the village to see.
In the winter, southern Turkey's beach resorts are cold, empty, windy—and as beautiful as ever.
Millennia-old stones; fierce wind shaking the shrubs; the scent of thyme, rosemary and salt filling the air. A view can hardly get better than this.
Don’t let the migrant-crisis headlines fool you: Lesvos is one of the most quietly beautiful, and least touristed, islands in Greece’s Aegean Sea.
This ancient Greek island, with no airport but enough goats to outnumber humans 33 to one, takes hours to reach by ferry—and is worth every minute.
Honestly, I don’t think we would have ever gone to Košice if we hadn’t found a super-cheap flight back home to Istanbul. We knew very little about the eastern Slovakian city before we went; but, in the end, we ...
After Vienna and Prague, I ended my triptych of Central European capitals in Bratislava, Slovakia’s modest but lovely capital. With a population of “only” 415,000, Bratislava feels more like a town than a ca...
From the magnificent architecture and romantic atmosphere to the vibrant nightlife and excellent local beer, there are countless reasons to visit Prague. No wonder that, since the fall of the iron curtain, the ...