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The mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent in Istanbul, a masterpiece by Sinan

Completed in 1557 by most famous Ottoman architect Sinan on top of one of the seven hills of Istanbul,Suleymaniye Mosque the Suleymaniye Mosque overlooks the Golden Horn with its four minarets ornamented with all ten balconies which are visible from far away.

With the request of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, Sinan created in seven years one of the masterpieces of the city that he only considers in his book as a work of a journeyman. Read the rest of this entry »

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QVC’s Lisa Robertson’s Top 10 Packing Tips

QVC Host Lisa Robertson

QVC's Lisa Robertson


There are two kinds of travelers in the world: over-packers, those who try to stuff their entire closet into the overhead compartment on the plane, and under-packers, those who head directly to the store once they get to their destination because they don’t have what they need. Not only am I a former over-packer, but I was a random over-packer, so I had a suitcase full of nonsense. Nothing ever went together so I was constantly asking myself, “Why did I pack that?”

I’m proud to say I’ve come a long way in the packing department. But it’s an acquired skill and one worth spending some time on as summer approaches.

Here, 10 questions to ask yourself when you’re trying to decide what to put in your suitcase.

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