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A Sad Day for Americans and Turks

A Sad Day for Americans and Turks

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It’s been coming for a while, but diplomatic relations between Turkey and the United States have fallen to a historic low. It was bound to happen with dictator strongmen running each country – I had only hoped that the rest of us…

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Guide Book Vagabond – Tom Brosnahan

Guide Book Vagabond – Tom Brosnahan

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Tom is an old school travel writer, guide book author – the kind that went to the destination, walked all the streets, drew the map if there wasn’t one, learned the language, and checked all the prices – and what is incredibly cool, is that he is also a pioneer of the new school of travel writing and online guides.

Perfect Turkish Holiday – 5 Awesome Days

Perfect Turkish Holiday – 5 Awesome Days

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If you want to get away for the holidays and really enjoy something special, here’s a tour you should consider – 5 days of Awesomeness in Turkey.

Photo Gallery: Exploring Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands

Photo Gallery: Exploring Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands

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Napolean once said “If our whole world would be one country, Istanbul would be the capital” – there is a reason. It’s not just the central location of the country which sits in the middle of Asia, Europe, and Africa

Exploring Samatya – Istanbul’s Armenian Seaside Neighborhood

Exploring Samatya – Istanbul’s Armenian Seaside Neighborhood

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If you look on most maps, you won’t find Samatya. That’s because the modern name is Mustafapasa, but even today, just about everyone in Istanbul refers to it by the Byzantine name of Samatya, meaning sandy place.

Top 10 Travel Adventures for Vago in 2011

Top 10 Travel Adventures for Vago in 2011

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2011 was a great year for me in terms of travel, family, and work. While there were a huge number of experiences to choose from, here are my top ten favorite adventures that came from this incredible year.

Touring  Ancient Troy and Bloodsoaked Gallipoli  in Turkey

Touring Ancient Troy and Bloodsoaked Gallipoli in Turkey

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Two of the places most visitors to Turkey have already heard of are Ancient Troy and the Gallipoli Peninsula. Both the scenes of epic battles and massive bloodshed. Both also made into films of the same name.