ISTANBUL – This is not the Middle East. It's not Europe, New York, or the Greek Islands. Or Alexander the Great. It's all of them at the same time. Stephanie reports from Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Ephesus.
Dying to visit: The Amalfi Coast (beautiful Italians!), Australia (sharks!), San Francisco's Farallon Islands (really big sharks!). Drive or be driven? Be driven by anyone but a Chicago or NYC cab driver.
AEOLIAN ISLANDS, Italy – It's best to hike up the volcano at night, stopping off for dinner at a restaurant close to the top. People cheer when the lava explodes in the sky. It's like organic dinner theater.