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There is another side to Istanbul apart from old Constantinople Words: Len Rutledge   Pictures: Phensri Rutledge Roman ruins, great mosques and churches, huge city walls, palaces, 500-year-old bazaars, and intriguing museums make Istanbul a ‘must-see’ city. Despite the recent strife in the Middle East, Istanbul remains a fascinating city for visitors of all ages and my wife and I found it perfectly safe and very welcoming. It was in the 10 Top Visited Cities in 2018. It is common to say that Istanbul is caught...

Avid travelers know that there is nothing better than waking up in an unusual new place and enjoying the best tiny adventures that completely push you out of your comfort zone. One of the destinations that many have on their ultimate bucket list is one of the most beautiful cities in Australia, Sydney. As a matter of fact, Sydney is considered to be one of the most loved cities in the whole world and it is not difficult to see why. With its renowned attractions such as Harbour Bridge and Opera House dominating books, billboards, and...

As Australians move closer to the winter season, many people will start to scour the internet in search of their next greatest adventure. Whether our holiday plans involve jaunting to the warm waters of the Caribbean or travelling to another part of Australia this winter, planning the holiday of all holidays is possible for all budgets. Nowadays, the holiday of your dreams can be yours through a variety of ways, one of which is the travel loan. Those dreaming of travel can access these loans through a number of avenues. Hopeful...

Everything was much simpler when you were 20. You could leave for a vacation on another continent in a minute’s notice and you packed only the necessities that fitted into a single suitcase. However, as your family grew, so did vacation preparations. You are probably scared by now as summer or winter holidays approach, thinking that you’ll forget something or overspend heavily. Well, we have news for you, you are an adult and there is no way you can mess up things that much but, and this is why you need to be ready for the journey...

Himalayas Holidaymakers are beginning to realize that there is more to a well-earned break than just lounging around a hotel pool. Increased awareness of how mind and body should work in harmony is leading many tourists to seek the additional benefits offered by health retreats. And with such glorious, natural scenery to enjoy, a visit to at least one healthy living retreat should be on everyone’s bucket list for 2019. 1. Himalayas, India The foothills of the Himalayan mountain range in northern India is famous for being...

Visiting a new country or exploring new places within your country always has a certain charm to it, especially if you are someone open to new experiences. Australia is one place that has abundant activities and sights that are sure to entice anyone who comes to visit. If you are planning a trip to this beautiful country, you won’t ever be left bored with the vast range of things that are there to do. Australia has something for everyone, whether you want to experience the extravagant nightlife or the peaceful natural surroundings. Finding...

Air travel is taxing on the body even on the best of days. What happens to your well-being onboard an airplane isn’t always pretty. A combination of cramped spaces, pressure changes, low-humidity, and higher exposure to germs make it much easier to fall ill while you’re on the move. Travelers on long-haul flights may experience strange sensations, dehydration, and difficulty falling asleep — a recipe for vacation disaster. So before you navigate through the TSA Checkpoint and hop aboard your next marathon flight, learn some...

If you happen to be working or running a business, there’s no doubt that time is always an important factor for you. In fact, there’s no better time to admit that time is money. This is quite relatable when you get yourself in a situation where you have to travel and work at the same time. In most cases, postponing the work might just inconvenience you by taking up the little time you have left to rest upon your return. In any case, nobody likes to do things during the last minute as you tend to find yourself rushing through...

There really isn’t a wrong or right way to plan a trip. It really is up to you. For some people, the minimalist approach is best. If you are like this, then you may feel like planning too much would get in the way of having spontaneous fun. For other people having very detailed plans is the only way to ensure that you are making the most of your fun. There are many different styles of travel planning, but they all will come with their benefits and challenges. Let’s go through some of the most common problems and how to keep them...

When you hear the words “winter break” what instantly comes to mind? Is it the beautiful charm of festive markets in Munich and Prague? The snowy paradise of the Dalmatian coast in nations such as Croatia? Or is it the beguiling light show of the Northern Lights in Norway and Iceland? Well, winter holidays are definitely not short of options and there is one more cold season getaway that should definitely feature among the answers and that is Slovenia. This little-known country comes into its own during winter and here are five reasons...