Travel Books, TV & Radio
Rick Steves' Istanbul

For millennia, this point where Europe meets Asia has been the crossroads of civilization. Few places on earth have seen more history than this sprawling metropolis on the Bosphorus. Once called Byzantium, then Constantinople, Istanbul boasts the opulent trappings of an epic past — from the Byzantine emperors and the Ottoman sultans of the distant ages, to the modern Republic-builders and "Eurocrats" of our own time. Rick Steves' Istanbul is actually two tour guides in your pocket: As Turkish natives and residents of Istanbul, the authors, Lale and Tankut Aran give you an insightful look at this exciting and complex destination...
Revised and updated annually, the book has regularly been a best seller since it was first published back in 2007.
Rick Steves' Mediterranean Cruise Ports

Rick Steves' Mediterranean Cruise Ports focuses on the main attraction: some of the grandest cities in Europe. As always, Rick has a plan to help you have a meaningful cultural experience while you're there — even with just a few hours in port...
Lale and Tankut Aran of SRM contributed to Istanbul and Ephesus chapters of this best selling book.
Practical Hints on European Art and History for Turkish Travelers

(Turk Gezginleri Icin Avrupa Sanatinin Ipuclari, in Turkish). Lale and Tankut rewrote Rick Steves' Europe 101 by adopting it to the interests and education of Turkish travelers. It is published and distributed by the prestigious Boyut Yayincilik in Turkey.
Rick Steves' Istanbul

Lale Aran and Tankut Aran contributed to making of this TV show in all of preparation and shooting stages. Lale Aran co-hosts the show with Rick Steves.
Rick Steves' Western Turkey

Lale and Tankut are co-producers. Lale co-hosts the show. Filmed recently. It will soon be available on PBS and DVD.
Rick Steves' Central Turkey

Lale and Tankut are co-producers. Lale is a co-host. Filmed recently. It will soon be available on PBS and DVD.
Radio Interviews --- "Travel with Rick Steves" is a practical talk show with guest experts and questions from travelers. The show is produced in enthusiastic accordance with public radio's core values. Lale, Tankut and SRM guides interviewed with Rick on several shows.
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