Your UberBOAT is arriving now

Where: Anywhere along the Bosphorus, Istanbul What: “Your #UberBOAT is arriving now.” What started as a PR stunt in Istanbul last year proved so popular that Uber continued the service all summer long. We hitched a ride from Ortakoy to Bebek for TRY 130 (about $42 USD.) A small price to pay for your own…

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A Day at the Beach: Cala Coticcio, La Maddalena

Where: Cala Coticcio, Maddalena Islands What: Only the most intrepid travelers are rewarded with crystal clear waters and fine white sand at Cala Coticcio, on the east coast of the island of Caprera. The idyllic spiaggia is reachable by either intense one-hour downhill hike (and uphill, on the way back) or private boat, keeping crowds…

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A Night Hike Up Stromboli

Where: Stromboli, Aeolian Islands What: One way to burn off all those pasta calories? Climb a volcano. On Stromboli, one of eight Aeolian Islands, travelers can trek two and a half hours across a black lunar landscape to reach the summit just in time for sunset, where they watch the nightly show of lava eruptions…

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On the Road to Garzon, Uruguay

Where: Along Route 9, halfway between Jose Ignacio and Garzon, Uruguay What: On the road to Garzon, Uruguay. Twenty miles inland from trendy beach town Jose Ignacio and #21 on the New York Times’ list of 52 Places To Go in 2016. The reason we went? To enjoy a very special dinner in the candlelit garden at Garzon’s…

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