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photo of the week: swirls of sunset in kea

Posted on May 19, 2015 in Featured, Photo of the Week

This week’s Photo of the Week shows off the deep moody colors of the skies that are possible in the Greek islands.

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in athens: china meets greece art exhibit

Posted on May 18, 2015 in Athens, Culture & Life, Featured, Greece

The soft-spoken, beautiful Chinese artist’s voice started to tremble just a bit, her eyes softening and her smile glowed.  It was a special day, the opening day of the Athens exhibition of her ink paintings called China Meets Greece.

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in kea: seafood, love and imagination at aristos

Posted on May 15, 2015 in Eat, Drink!, Featured, Kea, Reviews, The Greek Islands

Mr. Kostas wanted us to try his lobster pasta.  So did I.  Who doesn’t love lobster or pasta? But the fishermen of the island didn’t haul in any during our stay in Kea.  Instead, we got a taste of Kostas’ other seafood dishes and it was the best.

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in bari: castello normanno-svevo – one dramatic castle

Posted on May 14, 2015 in Europe, Featured, Italy

Castello Normanno-Svevo or the Swabian Castle was the place of royal parties in its heyday.  Even in the centuries it wasn’t in the royal spotlight, it remained a stunning and imposing centerpiece in the port city of Bari.

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photo of the week: colors in belgrade

Posted on May 12, 2015 in Featured, Photo of the Week

I took this photo in one of my favorite cities in the world — Belgrade. It doesn’t show the beautiful metropolis, landmarks, nightlife, food or customs.  However, it remains one of my favs from Serbia.  Here’s why…

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in kea: boat tour, secluded beaches and an ancient city

Posted on May 11, 2015 in Experiences, Featured, Kea, Reviews, The Greek Islands, Video

Off we went full speed ahead as the view of Kea’s Vourkari docks shrunk behind us. A private boat tour by Kea Divers promised secluded swimming spots, an ancient city and a refreshing ride around the Cycladic island. Our first stop turned out to be an impossibly pretty and gloriously empty beach.

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in kea: red tractor farm guesthouse

Posted on May 8, 2015 in Featured, Kea, Reviews, Spas & Hotels, The Greek Islands

Yes, there was a red tractor. In fact, there were two.

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in naples: exploring herculaneum “the other pompeii”

Posted on May 7, 2015 in Europe, Featured, Italy

During my trip to Pompeii, I had to make a stop outside of Naples and see what “the other Pompeii” was all about. Often upstaged to the famous neighbor, Herculaneum was an Ancient Roman seaside town that also demolished after Mt. Vesuvius exploded in 79 AD. The differences between the two cities were fascinating to discover up close.

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