October 24, 2016

Istanbul: Ottoman Dream

The courtyard of the Blue Mosque

My arrival in Istanbul went exactly contrary to what I preached in an earlier post as I prepared my trip. With my Wallpaper City Guide in hand and a comprehensive list of tips from my old friend Gregg St. Onge, who’d lived in the mysterious city and stating categorically that it is his favorite in all the world, I barely took the time to really read it or do any research on line before landing at Atatürk Airport.READ MORE >

September 28, 2016

Wallpaper* City Guides: Informed Traveler


wall paper city guide istanbul2If you’re like me when you travel to a new city in an exotic part of the world, you like to find the really special, off the beaten path treasures that only a native would know about. Especially, if you’ve only got a few days to discover them, you need some considered help. Wall Paper* City Guides are really indispensable.  READ MORE >