Travel Advisor

Emily Murphy



  • Costa Brava,
  • Istanbul,
  • The Turkish Coast,
  • Boutique Travel,
  • Off-the-Beaten Path,
  • Luxury Travel
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Advisor - Emily Murphy


Istanbul-based expat from Los Angeles with a passion for travel, boutique hotels and cacio e pepe accompanied by a negroni. Vetting where to go around the globe so you don't have to.

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Home airports

IST for international trips. SAW for domestic.

My travel style

Former digital nomad turned Istanbul expat and laidback luxury travel enthusiast. Confident navigating bustling cities, lover of scenic escapes in nature but happiest in a little village near the Mediterranean or Aegean sea. I'm always in search of a great meal, unique experiences and design-centric hotels that tell a special story. You can often find me reading Condé Nast Traveler, Michelin Guide or anything by Anthony Bourdain for travel inspiration.

Favorite hotels

Recently returned from:

  • Visiting friends in my favorite Costa Brava village, Pals, accompanied by a lot of "Bomba" rice casseroles and sangria. 

  • Relaxing on a snowy mountain retreat in Kazbegi, Georgia followed with a weekend trip to the charming city of Tbilisi. 

  • Eating an exorbitant amount of Saint Marcellin cheese and baguettes in Lyon. 

  • Basking on the rocky beaches of Cassis and quenching my thirst at the nearby wineries.

Dreaming of:

  • An African Safari in Botswana or Serengeti. 

  • Kyoto, Japan during cherry blossom season followed by Osaka for a food tour of "the nations kitchen". 

  • Seeing the Northern Lights and Fjords in Norway. 

  • Riding a hot air balloon in Cappadocia and staying at a luxury cave hotel.

One thing I can't travel without...

My camera.

Two truths, one lie:

  1. I got stuck in Spain during COVID and lived there for six months. 

  2. I swam with an alligator at a cenote in Tulum. 

  3. I won $10,000 at a betting table in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Advisor - Emily Murphy

Travel Advisor

Emily Murphy

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