Ships and Cabins Best short cruise: Seabourn Quest’s seven-day Baltic experience is short and to the point—ideal if one wishes to absorb all that this area offers in a brief time. Sail from Stockholm to Copenhagen, perhaps taking in more of these cities pre- and post-cruise, and in between enjoy three days in St. Petersburg plus

Hotels worth the splurge The Four Seasons Bosphorus is the best hotel in Istanbul. I recommend taking the Courtyard rooms or the Palace Courtyard rooms, as they’re a third the price of Bosphorus-view rooms. You can enjoy the views of the water from the hotel’s huge terrace or the restaurant and save a fortune.  My

Where to Stay and Eat By land or sea? Although there are some fabulous seaside resorts up and down the Aegean coast, I highly recommend working some gulet time into any trip here. Sailing is the most amazing way to see this spectacular part of Turkey. If you’re making the standard circuit of Istanbul, Cappadocia