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Stephanie March's Istanbul Diary

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.

Links We Love, 8/18/12

Bike shares, paper birds, and flash mobs at 30,000 feet. Here's what we're obsessed with this week.

I'm Here on Business

LONDON – You're busy, so we figured out London for you. Here's your quick, essential guide to impressing clients, blowing off steam, living like a local, loading up on culture, and scoring souvenirs. 

Chicago's Top Ten Summer Musts

CHICAGO – Summertime is the only reason we stick it out through brutal winters. Come summer, the City sings and sparkles all the hot day long and makes it hard to want to be anywhere else. 

Fathom Questionnaire: Nina Kokotas Hahn

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 Essentials

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.

Fathom Questionnaire: Deborah Schoeneman

I dream about my meal at a ryokan near Tokyo. Everywhere I go, I check out the beach. When I arrive in a new place, I learn the lay of the land by getting lost.

A Few Days in Formentera

FORMENTERA, Spain – You discover the winding path past dreamy clifftop daybeds down to the secret fisherman's cove. You sunbath in peace, staring out at the picture-perfect turquoise water.

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