Aviva Patz

Aviva Patz is deputy editor of RD.com and an award-winning health writer now covering travel, shopping, and beauty. 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.