A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

Aviva Patz

Aviva Patz is executive editor of Reader's Digest and an award-winning health writer. A graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University School of Journalism, Aviva is lead singer of the pop-soul band The Hey Honeys and mother to two teenage girls and a puggle named Hazel.
View to Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia cathedral in Istanbul from Marmara Sea

Meet the Only City in the World That Straddles Two Continents

An eclectic mix of cultures, traditions, flavors and colors greets visitors to Istanbul, where Europe meets Asia, East meets West, and ancient and modern coexist.