Whenever I hear of someone visiting Santorini, I feel a twinge of jealousy. Like, how come they get to go there, too? It’s not fair. Only I should get to go there. Even though Santorini is among the most visited islands in Greece, it’s such a special place that it manages to feel like your […]
Almost any destination can be romantic if you’re with the right person. You don’t need the perfect beach, a breathtaking sunset, an enchanting view or even a gondola ride. But those do help! Here are my picks for the 10 most romantic destinations…
I love sunsets. That’s not very original, I know. I mean does anybody actually dislike sunsets? What’s not to like? Sunsets are pretty much a universal crowd-pleaser. That said, I certainly think there is a continuum of sunset appreciation. True sunset lovers view watching the sun go down as an activity unto itself. They seek […]
Katie of Tripbase tagged me, so now it's my turn to write a post revealing my top three travel secrets. I felt a little overwhelmed when trying to choose my three so I decided to focus on what I learned on my trip to Greece in July 2008.
Santorini is not known for its beaches. People kept telling me that before I visited Greece and it didn't make any sense to me. Why would Santorini, consistently heralded as one of the world's greatest islands, not be known for its beaches?
Today I'm over at Velvetescape.com guest-blogging about Santorini. Keith Jenkins's travel blog is a terrific read — I especially love his Asia coverage — and I was pleased to contribute to his "World of Inspiration" series. I wrote about an Australian couple that I met one evening in the gorgeous town of Ia (pictured above). […]
Sometimes when you choose an attraction based solely on a short paragraph in your guidebook, you are disappointed when you arrive. Fortunately, that was not the case with the Temple of Demeter on Naxos. Pictured above, the temple was nothing short of spectacular. And it’s a good thing too since it took us a few […]
I am terrible at sleeping on overnight flights. I am normally an excellent sleeper, but the combination of excitement to get to my destination plus the pressure to fall asleep plus the uncomfortable coach seat almost always results in a frustratingly sleepless night. So last year, when I was planning my trip to Greece I […]
(photo of The Terrace of the Lions by GreenBeanPrime/Flickr) When I was planning my trip to Greece last summer, I asked my friend — and fellow travel enthusiast — Kate Schwab lots of questions because she had recently vacationed there. She helped me with Santorini and was patient while I endlessly debated To Mykonos or […]
When I would tell people that I visited the Greek islands of Santorini, Naxos and Paros last summer, most people would say, “Oh, you went to Paris, too?” And then I would have to explain that I said Paros, not Paris. Obviously if you’re reading it, as opposed to hearing it, you wouldn’t have the […]