Santorini: The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of
Mar12

Santorini: The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Going through my Santorini pictures always makes me happy. I feel so blessed to have been able to visit this famous Greek isle, not once, not twice, but THREE times! It’s truly a magical place, and even though it’s overrun by cruise ship groups come high-season, I recommend it to everyone, as it’s an island with something to please everyone. Though Santorini promises to be an incredibly romantic island, it’s also perfect for...

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Hydra, Greece: A Traffic-Free Island in the Aegean Sea
Mar07

Hydra, Greece: A Traffic-Free Island in the Aegean Sea

Though back home in Seattle friends and family are still bundled up, here on the Mediterranean, it’s already feeling like spring. These next few months are the perfect time to visit southern Europe: it’s warm and mostly sunny, with lower airfare and fewer crowds than the high-season of July and August bring. It’s no secret that one of my absolute favorite places in the world is Greece. I studied there, have traveled there several...

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Athens, Greece: A Favorite Vacation Destination

Since I studied in Athens in the summer of 2008, it has always held a special place in my heart. There, among ancient ruins, incredible food, and friendly locals, I found a destination that would quickly rise to being one of my most favorite places in the world. Whenever a friend tells me they’re planning a trip to Greece, I become so excited for them, hoping they’ll fall in love with the country the way I did. Hoping their experience...

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The Places That Hooked Me in…
Sep28

The Places That Hooked Me in…

You know that moment when you’re in a new place, whether it be for a few hours or a few days and your pulse quickens a bit? When you glance around and your surroundings absolutely grab you? It may hit you unexpectedly—during an amazing al fresco meal, while strolling out on a balmy night, or watching the sun set. It may overwhelm your senses all at once. The relationship you can have with a new place is like love; you’re left wanting...

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