Travel writers share which destination surprised them the most—whether in the most wonderfully unexpected way, or because it was a total disaster.
I have slept curled up in a ball on an airport floor. In the backseat of a car. In a teepee. I have even slept under a canoe. But by far the most unique place I have ever laid my head down is in a tree house.
Traipsing around Europe, hitting eight countries in seven weeks made me learn some solid travel lessons pretty fast.
Istanbul is a textbook case of ‘east meets west.’ The city on the banks of the Black Sea is technically located in both Europe and Asia, and the influences of each are obvious.