ISTANBUL, Turkey --- Opened in late 2007 Santralistanbul is a former power station that has been converted into a five-floor museum cum laude modern art gallery space. Most folks in the know simply refer to this museum as Turkey's Tate Modern. Sure the Istanbul Modern and the Sakip Sabanci receive all the attention in town, but if you are traveling with kids to Istanbul this place should be on your Top Ten without a doubt.
Fun factor for the kids: The Museum of Energy that's located in the basement. Monumental structures of cast iron structures built by companies such as Siemens and AEG are fully on display. Kids can play around in the control rooms that years ago controlled the entire city's power supply. In addition there are 22 interactive scientific displays that can keep the kids entertained. Parent note: The museum is very, very difficult to find. Be sure to hop on the free...
AFAR with KIDS
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
ISTANBUL, Turkey – Don’t panic. The lifejackets for the kids as well as my camera are in the palm of my hand. With my legs feeling like spaghetti I couldn’t walk another step back to our hotel. Our taxi experience included a ride under one of the world’s most famous bridges, the Bosphorus Bridge. The kids couldn’t stop waving their hands to everyone we passed by. What’s your best taxi ride experience in the world?
Varna, BULGARIA: It's a small seaside town nestled on the Bulgarian coast of the Black Sea. A favorite summer holiday destination for most Bulgarians and now my family, too.
Waterloo, BELGIUM - No guide book will ever to tell you this but be sure to bring along a great pair of walking shoes when planning your visit to the town of Waterloo, home to the historical 'Butte de Lion', built in 1823-1826 on the site of the allied front line at the Battle of Waterloo. This photo taken above was only 1000 ft away from this landmark.
BARCELONA, Spain -- After a 6-month and €23 million investment renovation project, the Hilton Barcelona is open for business. Hot spot: The hotel's Atrium Bar includes an art installation centerpiece created by Italian-born Jacopo Foggini. His art work is divine. What do you think?
Outskirts of REYKJAVIK, Iceland --- We travelled on the Golden Circle, a popular tourist route that covers about 300 km with primary stops that include national park Þingvellir, the waterfall Gullfoss (meaning "golden falls"), and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur, which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkurc. However no guidebook will ever tell you how strong the gusts of wind can really be while visiting these sites. Out of nowhere strong winds can literally sweep you off your feet. Have you ever had this happen to you?