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Acropolis at Night

Santorini was not easy to say goodbye to. Things got a little emotional as we boarded the ferry and watched that stunning volcanic isle disappear in the distance. Still, Heather and I had one last stop on our joint European adventures to enjoy -- a weekend of urban adventures in Athens. I loved this city…

Diving Santorini

"So what did you think of the diving in Santorini?" A message from a blogging friend blinked on my screen. "Because I didn't want to tell you this beforehand, but it was probably my least favorite dive of all times." "Um, we go tomorrow," I replied, and tried to keep my spirits high. Diving in…

Santorini Wine Tour

Have you seen that episode of Parks and Recreation where April enters a sommelier competition? That's how I typically feel when I'm around wine enthusiasts and professionals -- like I'm swirling grape juice around in a fancy glass that I'm possibly holding upside down and declaring I smell notes of sandwich and the color purple. So…

Oia Sunsets

"The sunset in Oia is the most photographed image in all of Greece," I overheard a tour guide stating confidently. While it seemed like a fact that would be difficult to confirm, the camera totting hoards swarming the streets alongside Heather and me pointed towards its accuracy. "This is not how I remember Oia," I…

Santorini

Greece. It's just one of those places that calls to me. A few days in Athens and a week cruising the islands with my mama the summer I graduated college didn't even come close to sating the hunger I've always seemed to have for all things Greek. If anything, that perfect tease of a trip…

Packing Post

It's no secret that packing is on the list of my least favorite aspects of travel, ranking somewhere between sleeping in the terminal during overnight layovers and being seated behind a teething infant on twelve hour suspension-free bus rides. Even a weekend trip to Vegas can reduce me to a puddle of packing misery, so…

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