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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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Wow! In the past week I've hopped three countries, three continents, and four religions. I started in the ancient Greek city of Delphi, wandering temples built to Athena and Apollo. Next, I made my way to Meteora, where I explored monasteries built across the dramatic clifftops of mountainous Central Greece. Leaving Europe, I hopped over…

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Greetings from... you guessed it, Greece! My mind is reeling at how quickly the past two weeks of my Greek Island Hopping tour went by. Santorini charmed me once again, and Ios made a memorable first impression. But what surprised me most of all? How hard it was yesterday to say goodbye to the friends…

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