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Top Tips for your Istanbul holiday

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We list down the best tips so you will have a great time when you decide to visit Istanbul.

Sleeping Where You Party Will Make You Dizzy


If you’re planning to go to where the action is like Taksim but you’re intent on doing some sleeping, go to another place like Cankutaran or Galata. Taksim is indeed a great place to go because it comes alive at night. Just keep in mind that the music in the area doesn’t quiet down even after midnight as the sound systems of the different nightclubs have either been acquired 20 years ago or refurbished. They don’t have acoustic control. Since the local authorities are quite liberal with the noise, expect that your ears will be thumping as the club’s bass go booming into the early daylight.


The Best US Hotel-Top Bars

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There is quite nothing like drinking at a posh environment which puts the sprawl city right under your feet. Bars built at the topmost level of their hotels provide this particular experience. However, not all bars are built equal. There will be those who will exceed the others and deserve the heights wherein they were placed. If you want to know what the best rooftop bars are, this list will enumerate them.

ADC, Washington, D.C.


People wanting a little more exclusivity in their lounging areas need to get membership with the ADC (Above D.C.) to get into the mix with politicians and co-eds. Come and enjoy their fireplaces or feed yourself with their wontons filled with foie gras delivered by the people from Todd English’s Cha.

Sunset Beach, Scottsdale



Art exhibits that are worth your time and budget

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As spring goes full blast, art exhibits from the Van Gogh Museum to the Musee d’Orsay and other galleries have already kicked off. If you are looking for a getaway to enrich your mind, spirit, and creativity, here are some of the most inspiring art exhibits this season:

Brazil – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

Catch the works of one of the most influential movers of the modernist art in Brazil in Flavio de Carvalho: The Modernist Revolution in Brazil. The artist was also a nominee for a Nobel Prize in Literature and also practiced as an architect. He had the honor of representing the country during the Venice Biennial in 1950 and the exhibit at this museum features a lot of the famous works like the Modern Artists Club.


Ten Beautiful Wine Regions

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When we hear the word wine, we always associate it with Napa Valley.  But can you believe that thirty years ago, the world’s top wine experts and wine lovers alike dismiss the Napa Valley wines as so-so?  But today, the Napa Valley Wine Country has become a famous tourist spot not only for Americans but for wine connoisseurs around the globe.

Of course, this means that Napa Valley is becoming more and more congested.  The good news is that a handful of advanced wine-making techniques have started in uncommon wine countries like India and even in Tasmania.  This is definitely good news to all wine experts and wine lovers out there because it means that there are now new flavors that are distinct to these wine regions; another reason is that as the wineries in California and France become crowded, we can opt to visit these other wine regions that offer more than just new flavors but also a spectacular scenery and natural charms.


Movie Travel: Catching Harry Potter after the last chapter of the film series

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The final chapter of the Harry Potter movie series has come out in cinemas all over the world. For sure fans cannot get enough of Harry Potter but there is no need to worry since there are a lot of stuff to do some Harry Potter travel.

The craving for more Harry Potter is fast climbing the charts both in the US and across the pond. The United States has its Wizardly World of Harry Potter which opened last year. In the United Kingdom, they are preparing a big museum entirely devoted to everything Harry Potter and it is being built in the studio in which the film was done. There will also be a themed hotel after Harry Potter in the UK.


Top 5 Destinations for the Solo Traveler

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Flying alone? No problem. That’s actually one of the biggest trends now. More and more people are ditching their travel companions and opting for the single adventurer’s path. And why shouldn’t they? There’s a whole world waiting for the lone traveler once s/he steps off the plane. In fact, below are the best destinations for those who would want to explore the world on their own. Just bring a map and your common sense and you should be fine.

Costa Rica


If you’re traveling alone, the best place to go to is Costa Rica.  This is one of the most popular summer destinations for Americans and travelers from colder countries. Why? The water’s never been warmer, and the eye candies you’ll be seeing at the beach are unmatched anywhere around the globe.


Best Christmas destinations around the globe

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Christmas is celebrated in most parts of the globe and here are some of the best travel destinations where you can spend the holidays:

Vienna, Austria

Vienna known for its naturally romantic atmosphere turns very festive with all the Christmas markets running between the middle of November thru Christmas day. The families here follow traditions that have been passed on to them since the Middle Ages. Some may call the traditions Christmas cliches but you cannot help but be fascinated. Expect to have an overdose of toasted almonds, gingerbread, fried sausages, sweet chestnuts, and mulled wine.

Verona, Italy

You must be thinking of Romeo and Juliet when you hear of this city but it is another place which has a great holiday culture with holiday fairs yearly near the Lake Garda and magnificent fireworks at Arco. If you will be spending your holidays here, you can indulge concerts, local markets, and theater performances until around January.


Top 10 Most Extreme Restaurants in the World [with videos]

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What do you consider in finding the perfect place to eat?  On top of the list is the sumptuous food that they serve. Others consider affordability.  For some, the location of the restaurants matter. The ambiance is a huge factor too. That is why restaurant owners pay interior designers to provide a well suited setting for their dining place. They choose the best materials in building up their restaurants.  Dishes together with its tableware are served in a very artistic manner.

Some imaginative restaurateurs add some twists to their set up to spice things up a bit. Aside from the awesome interiors you will be amused with how the meals are served or how you should be eating them. Weird food plus themed environment equals unique dining experience.

Opaque, Los Angeles, California