5 Things to See & Do in Istanbul

I confess: We did not have a long list of reasons to visit Istanbul. As an architecture aficionado, sure, I’ve long wanted to see Hagia Sophia and its legendary dome. But apart from this, the real reason we booked our first trip to Istanbul in 2012 is—get ready—sheer convenience.  It was Easter weekend and we anticipated …

Jodhpur Diary: 6 Things to See & Do

Jodhpur was the first stop in our whirlwind trip to India. Although we spent over three weeks in the country, we really only had a few days to travel around as the rest of our time was demanded by spent with loving family. I confess that I took a back seat in the planning and …