Canal of Corinth, Agamemnon’s Tomb and Epidaurus

The Canal of Corinth

I hadn't expected to visit the Canal of Corinth, Agamemnon’s tomb and Epidaurus  on this trip, but Athens was a nightmare. I had arrived in the middle of violent demonstrations against the government’s austerity measures. Roads were closed off which made getting from A to B extremely difficult, even on foot, unless you wanted to risk life and limb. The Acropolis was shrouded in scaffolding and ... Read Full Article

Hiking Crete’s Samaria Gorge


  Towering rock walls rise a thousand feet. A creek rattles against the rocks, slipping down from the mountains toward the distant ocean. The drama of Crete’s Samaria Gorge, which runs ten miles before emptying into the Libyan Sea, comes from its epic proportions. Samaria is reportedly the longest gorge in Europe, which at its highest point rises 1,600 feet and narrows to only 11 feet. We ... Read Full Article

The Best Time to Travel to Europe

The best time weather-wise to travel to Europe depends on what you like to do and where you are going. Summers are hot, which is why most Europeans head for the beaches. Fall is generally rainier than in spring and winter is, well... wintery. Europe can be quite stormy in winter, but weather in northern Germany is going to be a lot colder than that in southern Italy or Greece. If you are a ... Read Full Article