The Basilica Cistern of Istanbul

We were blown away! 

Row after row of hundreds of columns hold up arches and domes this stunning work of architecture that was never meant to be seen.

Descend into the Basilica Cistern with us to see the upside-down Medusa and other hidden oddities… CONTINUE READING >>

We were blown away! 

Row after row of hundreds of columns hold up arches and domes this stunning work of architecture that was never meant to be seen.

Descend into the Basilica Cistern with us to see the upside-down Medusa and other hidden oddities… CONTINUE READING >>

We Loved This Place – and That’s No Istanbul!

Join us in a tale of Sultans and Emperors, of grandeur, conquest and really big ideas.

Istanbul surprised us at every turn – the colors, the vibrancy, the sheer newness of it all. We sat on pillows, had a REAL feast, learned to haggle at the Grand Bazaar and finally found out what Turkish Delight is!

Follow along on our adventure of slack-jawed awe… CONTINUE READING >>

Join us in a tale of Sultans and Emperors, of grandeur, conquest and really big ideas.

Istanbul surprised us at every turn – the colors, the vibrancy, the sheer newness of it all. We sat on pillows, had a REAL feast, learned to haggle at the Grand Bazaar and finally found out what Turkish Delight is!

Follow along on our adventure of slack-jawed awe… CONTINUE READING >>

Hagia Sophia of Istanbul

The Hagia Sophia could be one of the most impressive structures we’ve ever seen.

Not so much for the building itself, although it is spectacular, but for the fact that this massive cathedral was built… CONTINUE READING >> 

The Hagia Sophia could be one of the most impressive structures we’ve ever seen.

Not so much for the building itself, although it is spectacular, but for the fact that this massive cathedral was built… CONTINUE READING >> 

The Topkapı Palace of Istanbul

The sultans had quite a collection of jaw dropping jewels, among them a gold box filled of emeralds, multiple ruby and diamond handled swords and daggers, and the highlight, the Spoonmaker’s Diamond, one of the largest… CONTINUE READING >> 

The sultans had quite a collection of jaw dropping jewels, among them a gold box filled of emeralds, multiple ruby and diamond handled swords and daggers, and the highlight, the Spoonmaker’s Diamond, one of the largest… CONTINUE READING >> 

Our Voyage on the Brand New Royal Princess!

We’re live-blogging from the brand-spanking new Royal Princess on her maiden voyage across The Mediterranean and we’d love for you to come along for the adventure!

Follow along as we explore the nineteen incredible decks of the newly christened ship (by THE Royal Princess Kate herself – WITH the yet-to-be-born Prince George along for the ride!). We’ll be taking you “backstage” to show you the amazing amenities not found anywhere else, GypsyNester-style… CONTINUE READING >>

We’re live-blogging from the brand-spanking new Royal Princess on her maiden voyage across The Mediterranean and we’d love for you to come along for the adventure!

Follow along as we explore the nineteen incredible decks of the newly christened ship (by THE Royal Princess Kate herself – WITH the yet-to-be-born Prince George along for the ride!). We’ll be taking you “backstage” to show you the amazing amenities not found anywhere else, GypsyNester-style… CONTINUE READING >>