Istanbul, Turkey

Visiting Istanbul? Wondering where to begin?

Here, you’ll find all of our published articles and dispatches covering Istanbul, along with resources to inspire and help you plan your next visit to this supremely captivating city.

Articles & Dispatches

Where to Stay in Istanbul

Antique Hippodrome Apartments

We stayed at Antique Hippodrome Apartments, right in the heart of the Old City and recommend this great budget to mid-range lodging option!

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Recommended Gear

Canon 6D + 24-105mm

My trusty travel camera with kit lens. Read more about our travel camera gear here.

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Osprey Atmos 65

Our incredibly versatile and lightweight backpacks that Lori and I have used across five continents for the better part of a decade. Highly recommended!

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Marmot Precip Rain Jacket

My monsoon-tested lightweight, breathable rain jacket that packs small for travel.

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Hire a Local Guide or Book a Tour

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance!

Our Recommended Travel Guide

Guide Book of Choice: Pocket Rough Guide Istanbul

(Tip: Our favorite guidebook out there right now…BUT…if you’re not traveling until after October, Rough Guides is releasing a brand new edition on October 17, 2017. Pre-Order the new version now.)

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Hi, We’re David, Lori & Noe — Come along for the ride as we share our adventures, misadventures, and travel tips we learn along the way.

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