A visit to a Turkish Bath, or hammam, is the highlight of many a visitor’s trip to Istanbul. While many people think of Turkish baths as giant hot spring swimming pools, the Istanbul variety has much more in common with a steam room than an actual bath. This traditional steam bath and scrub is both relaxing and invigorating, and while it’s a far cry from your typical spa experience, a visit to a hammam will make your skin feel cleaner than it may ever have before. Here’s what to expect…
We’ve been working on this for a long time — touching it up and polishing it to a high gloss. Now it’s time to present to you the first tripwolf iPad app!
We’ve been working behind the scenes for a long time, and are excited to finally present this to our users – the new iPad app has a sleek design, fresh colors, and easy-to-understand interface.
What can the new iPad app do?
You can find all of the great features of the tripwolf App in the iPad version, but in a new, beautiful package. In this new layout we’ve thought of everything: the harmonious flat design is easy on the eyes and gives you an excellent overview of all of your guides — everything’s organized in the popular card-style layout. This makes it easy to organize your vacation with simple finger swipes and to change them whenever you want. With one click get a preview of the sights, restaurants, and clubs, show the card preview or share the location with friends, or add them to your trip planner or to your favorites. Of course you can display the location whenever you want and you have all of the available travel information ready at a glance.
We’re really excited to hear what you think about the iPad app and look forward to your e-mails and comments to this blog post.
Enjoy tripwolf for iPad, and happy travels!
your tripwolf team
“Madam, you do not understand leather.” After nearly a week in Marrakech, this gentleman who ran one of the souks deep in the heart of the Marrakech market was entirely correct. I researched, I Googled, I window-shopped until I had spun us in circles, but the fact remained: I didn’t understand Moroccan leather. And frankly, I definitely didn’t understand how to haggle. I was about to get schooled.
We’re getting ready for a week in Morocco, which is thrilling. As per usual, we are not renting a car and we’re not taking a stroller for our two daughters (now four and just-shy-of-two). That requires some truly excellent footwear, but I’ll be frank: most of the travel-recommended shoes I’ve seen seem clunky and somewhat heavy. I need arch support, and while I’m not even remotely a fashionista I’d like to look a little bit trendy. Here’s what I’ve come up with as my two favorite go-to travel shoes for warm-weather, dry-climate travel.
Beep. Beep. Beep. The emergency room monitors sliced through the fog of narcotics and anti-nausea medications. The IV in the crook of my arm made it impossible to get comfortable. My neck and head throbbed with a pain I had never experienced before. Over three days and the course of two ER visits, an MRI, a CAT scan, a few hits of intravenous morphine, and a few prescription bottles filled with muscle relaxers and Vicodin, I had become convinced: after this week, I would never, ever travel alone.
Almost halfway between Boston and Portland, ME lies the small waterfront community called Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Founded in 1653 as a part of the Strawbery Banke settlement, it’s not a huge city today–the population seems to hover between 20-25,000 people. However, with its blend of historical quaintness and influx of modern restaurants and a lot of nightlife, it’s a great destination for a quick day or long weekend trip.
Everyone knows the basic stay-healthy tips for travelers: don’t drink water from bottles with a broken seal, don’t drink alcohol when you’re jet-lagged, wear rubber flip-flops in communal showers. Women have a few unique needs to consider when we’re on the road, but there’s no reason to be weighted down by lots of extra supplies or the blahs. Take care of your body so you can let travel take care of your mind.
You didn’t think I’d leave Portland’s food and drink scene with just one post, did you? Of course not! We planned our day in Portland quite carefully in order to maximize our cuisine and bar enjoyment while minimizing pesky things like bloat (hey, we’re not 21 anymore). That doesn’t mean we didn’t get to try a lot of tantalizing treats and sips, though. Polish your glass and follow us on the second half of our journey through Portland, Maine.
Just as with many other activities or hobbies: traveling is much more fun when you play together! We know there are a lot of adventurous blokes among you who like to venture out on your own – but you might still say that sharing stories from the road with friends, even years later, is still one of the best parts of traveling.
Our tripwolf app contains some social features that can make the exchange with other travelers easier. To use the app, you don’t have to be registered with tripwolf – though some of the social features are only possible when logged in with your tripwolf username or Facebook account.
- The “Like” feature: mark your favorite locations with a “like” to have them collected and displayed in the “My Favorites” section as your favorite places.
- Favorite locations of the travel community: using the filter you can sort lists with different factors like the most entries with the most likes, to browse through the highlights of our whole travel community.
- Reviews: leave comments to the places you visited and share your good and bad experience with other users.
- Follow your friends: follow your friends or other travelers and see what locations they
like most, and where they suggest you go, at “My Friends’ Favorites”.
- Share button: you stumbled upon an interesting museum, a good restaurant or a club that you’d like to visit with your friends later on? The Share button lets you share locations of each guide via Facebook, Twitter, email or text message!
How do you like our social features, any questions, suggestions or comments? Just leave a comment or write us an email!
Until then, enjoy the road less traveled.
Your tripwolf team