As if anyone actually needs another reason to visit the magnificent city of Istanbul, both veteran and rookie travelers alike now have just that this summer: yet another reason to visit Istanbul. From May 31 to June 29, music lovers can enjoy the 43rd Annual Istanbul Music Festival. Whether you travel to Istanbul specifically for this festival or if you just find yourself in this grand city during the month of June, it seems a good bet to take advantage of this internationally acclaimed month-long event. The theme…

Just as no two versions of a standard jazz song are alike, no two jazz festivals are the same. Jazz festivals are popular events across the globe, which is not surprising, as it is a genre that has universal appeal, is easy to dance to, or enjoyed while you sit and relax. However, just as no two versions of a standard jazz song are alike, no two jazz festivals are the same. Each host city offers its own unique local flavor, making these festivals a great way to…