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Trip to Santorini – The Greek Island of Magic and Mystery

A Trip to Santorini: the Greek Island of Magic and Mystery The geological masterpiece is known as most visited of the Greek Islands – and for good reason. Santorini, with its timeless beauty, is unlike any other in the world. Five separate islands were created from a massive eruption in 1660 B.C. resulting in a …

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Why Now is the Best Time to Visit the Balkans

Visit the Balkans Now Before it Turns Into A Tourist Trap At the beginning of the year, Vogue, Condé Nast, Travelzoo, and a wealth of others declared Eastern Europe the destination of 2017. If you are a follower of trends, then now is the time to visit the Balkans, because this is the most beautiful …

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The Achilleion in Corfu, Greece

An Inspiring Day at The Achilleion in Corfu, Greece I’m standing in a beautiful courtyard overlooking a panoramic view of flowering gardens, a green forested hillside, and far below, the sparkling blue Ionian Sea. Surrounding me stand the Muses: all nine of them. I’m next to Erato, the Muse of poetry. Beside her, Terpsichore holds …

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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 …

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