Santorini: Exploring the Island’s Wine Roads

As I’ve mentioned, my time on Santorini centered primarily around relaxation. But, every now and then, I would drag myself from my balcony hot tub (ah, the struggle!) and head out for an activity. And what better activity than wine tasting? In Santorini, winemaking goes back literally thousands of years, so you know they must … More Santorini: Exploring the Island’s Wine Roads

Santorini: A Breathtaking Hike from Imerovigli to Fira

During my stay in Imerovigli, Santorini, I was primarily focused on pure and simple relaxation. Yet when I learned that Imerovigli was within walking distance of the city of Fira, I knew I had to make the trip there at least once. And because this was Santorini, where everything feels tinged with magic, the views … More Santorini: A Breathtaking Hike from Imerovigli to Fira

Imerovigli: Finding Absolute Bliss on the Island of Santorini

I have wanted to visit Santorini for what feels like FOR.E.VER (said in booming Sandlot voice for full effect). Last fall, I finally made it happen and, happily, the trip was just as much of a dream as I always hoped it would be. In fact, I might run out of glowing adjectives by the time … More Imerovigli: Finding Absolute Bliss on the Island of Santorini

Athens: A Few Final Postcards from a City of Contradictions

What exactly to say about Athens? In truth, it’s not my favorite city – nor is it, by any means, my least favorite. In parts, it’s a bit rough around the edges and dreary; in other parts, vibrant and colorful. It has magnificent monuments (arguably the most magnificent monuments of all, at least in Europe), amazing … More Athens: A Few Final Postcards from a City of Contradictions

Athens: Exploring the Plaka’s Culinary Backstreets

Upon returning from a trip, I always tend to gravitate toward that country’s cuisine for a while. And perhaps no country’s food has stuck with me quite the way Greek cuisine has; after my first trip in 2008, I became obsessed with all manner of Greek favorites: feta, spanakopita, moussaka, and more. While you can find … More Athens: Exploring the Plaka’s Culinary Backstreets