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A Train Ride Across Anatolia

If you visit Turkey just for Istanbul, you’re missing out on the ancient rugged gems tucked away in the country’s eastern corners.
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A Lesvos Experience

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. 
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Two Days in Košice

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 ...
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Bratislava, Slovakia’s Lovely (and Small) Capital

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...