As the economic and cultural heart of Turkey, Istanbul is the world’s tenth most popular destination. A center of arts and fashion, culture and history, with a median age of 23, Istanbul is also a university town with more than 150,000 students.
Photographer Jean-Michel Berts focuses his camera to the mysterious and ancient city of Istanbul in the latest edition of Assouline’s "Light of" Series. "The Light of Istanbul" is a magnificent homage to the city that captures its aura of enchantment.
The next time you’re thinking of a week in Paris, think about spending a weekend in nearby Reims, the center of the Champagne region and home to one of the three most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world (the other two being Chartres and Amiens).
The "route des Grands Crus" is the "Champs-Elysees" of Burgundy, home to some of France’s most famous vineyards. Located approximately 20 miles from Dijon, the Cote de Nuits wine region is 90 minutes by train from Paris - perfect for a weekend getaway.
While some people consider Bodrum to be "the Hamptons of Turkey," for me, flying into Bodrum was a bit like finding Brigadoon. From the window of the plane, I watched as a series of misty blue islands rose almost chimerically out of the silvery gray sea.