I wish I could rattle off a list of all the exotic, far-flung locales I explored in 2016, but no such list exists. I visited one and only one new country: Sweden (which, by the way, everyone needs to visit immediately if you can - and with Norwegian ... Discover More..
Part of my goal while traveling is to try to see places as they truly are. Removing outside ideas, stereotypes, and biases, to the extent I can, and discovering as many different sides and perspectives on a destination as I possibly can. So to bet... Discover More..
"Stop being a tourist - start becoming an explorer." That's the first sentence that greets me at the Greeking.me website, the tour company that promises to take me on a real local tour of Athens. Athens is a strange city. It is both hated and l... Discover More..
Everything in Idomeni refugee camp was a contradiction. Plastic fumes suffocated the air while children wildly laughed. Families, or what remained of them, would chat animatedly with their neighbors and warmly offer passerbys food; then once in a whi... Discover More..
If you are brainstorming and planning trips and still can't decide where to go this summer with your friends, this contest might help you decide! Enter to win a cruise around the Greek islands this summer with Sail in Greece Adventures, where you ... Discover More..
I like to go through my travel journals and photos at the end of the year to see how much has changed from January 1st to the last day. This year I found myself amazed at the number of places I had visited, and realized that this year felt much longe... Discover More..
When most people think of Greece, sun, sand and blue seas are usually the first thing that comes to mind. Even though I will be the last person to deny the incredible beauty of Greece in the summer, the country's reputation means it usually gets over... Discover More..
Athens sometimes gets a bad rap as a city, but it has some really great alternative neighborhoods to visit and plenty of cool sights to see beyond the historic Acropolis and the flea market in Monastiraki. For all its chaos and grittiness, it's one o... Discover More..
One favor to ask before I start this post: I am participating in the Kerala Blog Express competition to visit Kerala, India, and the more votes I have, the more it helps. If you'd like to help me out (now that the holiday spirit is with us, and all ... Discover More..
I should give fair warning that this is going to be less of a 'travel guide' post and more of an elaborate love letter to the country I spent the first few years of my life in - Greece. I shall write a guide post soon, but I am feeling quite nostalg... Discover More..