I spent two days in Istanbul and loved every moment of it. Now I understand why it’s considered the gateway to Asia. This city is a feast for the eyes and it’s the perfect combination of new and old, West and East. When we first arrived,...

Day five of my cruise took me a little farther north up the Aegean Sea to the seaside town of Kusadasi (pronounced Ku-sha-da-see). The main attraction: Ephesus… the third biggest city of the ancient world (after Alexandria and Rome).   The city is about a 25-minute...