Julie Istanbul


Hey! I’m Julie.

A really lucky person who has been blessed to see a lot of the world so far, and fully infected with the travel bug, determined to see the rest.

With parents who encouraged adventure and exploration, we began visiting Europe and the Caribbean during my childhood. As an adult, I’ve jumped at the opportunity to go anywhere and everywhere.

But I’m not satisfied with what everyone sees when they travel. I want to know the most interesting hidden gems and come prepared with pages of fun facts (seriously, it’s true).

Now, it’s time to share some of the gems I’ve found — and some of the situations I wished I hadn’t — so that you can travel better prepared, ready to discover!


Based in Houston, Texas.