We usually like to travel slowly, taking the time to discover the character and hidden treasures of a city. Unfortunately, we found ourselves with only an afternoon to check out Istanbul’s main sights.
After the initial panic subsided, we got busy and set up an itinerary that would let us check out the must see attractions quickly. Luckily, most of Istanbul’s main sights are within easy walking distance in the old city in Sultanhamet.
Check out the sights and sounds we found in our six hours sightseeing in Istanbul’s old city.
Continue reading How to do Istanbul in Six Hours
As travel bloggers, we use our iPhones constantly to find hotels and apartments, book airfares, get directions, select restaurants, phone home and share photos.
Check out our list of free, must have travel apps to make life on the road that much easier.
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It’s been a long road these last six months.
In that time we’ve been to ten countries and set foot on four continents.
We’ve logged over 28,377 kilometers (or 17,632 miles for our American friends), as the crow flies.
Now that we’re back in Canada for the summer, it’s time to get my Canadian on…
Continue reading Oh Canada! The Joy of Going Home
Jordan, four years old and all of 32 pounds, makes a beeline for a sitting camel and bounds on top without a moments hesitation.
I exchange a tentative glance with Charles, debating how much I should worry about our little girl’s sudden bond with a 1,000 pound animal. Mohammad, the camel’s handler is completely unfazed by Jordan’s enthusiasm, though I’m fairly sure that small girls with wild golden ringlets don’t fling themselves on top of his camels every day…
Continue reading Riding Dromedary Camels in the Moroccan Desert
Marrakesh’s Medina is everything every guidebook says it is: a vibrant, teeming and wild assault on the eyes, ears and nose. Hustlers, touts, tourists, merchants, mopeds, cars, and even donkeys pulling carts of fresh vegetables somehow make their way along the narrow alleyways, as Moroccan grandmothers totter along seemingly oblivious to the chaos around them.
It’s this chaos that makes Marrakech’s riads a perfect, calm place to escape. Check out our guide to finding the perfect retreat from the chaotic city streets and souks.
Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Finding A Great Riad in the Marrakech Medina
What makes one person decide to take a chance, and travel around the world for a year, while another decides to stay at home and forgo that opportunity?
We take a look at Adam Shepard’s new book, One Year Lived to get his take on life and travel while looking back at our own reasons for travel.
Continue reading Have You Ever Wanted to Hit the Road? A Little Inspiration From Adam Shepard’s One Year Lived
Finding a great Mother’s Day gift is always a challenge. While most Moms love the usual flowers, chocolates and dinner out, sometimes it’s nice to find that special present, geared just to her.
If your Mom loves travel, here are some gift ideas to whet her wanderlust
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Itching to grab a suitcase and just get out of town? Not particular where you go as long as it’s far from where you’re currently staying? Wondering where to start?
We’ve scored some fantastic deals using airfare search engines that let you type in your departure city (or country) and search for a list of cheap flights to virtually any destination in the world.
As a result, our last few flights half way around the globe have cost us less than local flights back home.
Sound interesting? In this post, we tell you how we find cheap flights to anywhere and review the most popular flight search engines that allow you to search from a departure city to any destination.
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You’ve seen them. Those picture perfect travel photos that look like they were ripped straight from the pages of National Geographic.
I’ll bet you something right now. The photographers who took those stunning photos aren’t traveling with little kids.
Check out this article for some tips on taking great travel photos with children in tow.
Continue reading Can You Take Good Travel Photos With Little Kids in Tow? Some Tips
Nothing beats fresh produce while you’re traveling except maybe fresh bread. Here’s a fast, delicious, and healthy recipe for grilled vegetable sandwiches that makes the most out of both. Enjoy!
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