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Inside Santorini – Off the Beaten Path

When we think of Santorini pictures of white washed houses with blue domes and pristine blue waters come to mind. I'm pretty sure everyone has seen pictures of the iconic churches located in the main town of Fira and the quaint village of Oia on the island of Santorini. Fira and Oia are probably the most visited towns on the island.  They're always bustling with tourists, specially when a cruise ship or two are anchored in the bay. There's no question they are beautiful towns and should ...

Things to Do on Corfu

Corfu, the second largest of Greece's Ionian Islands lies at at the entrance to the Adriatic Sea. The island enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and heavy rain fall during the short winters.  It is blessed with warm weather from March to October. According to archaeological findings the island has been inhabited since the Paleolithic Age (70,000 to 40,000 B.C.) From about 300 B.C. Corfu was successively attacked and conquered by Spartans, Illyrians, and Romans. It ...

Rhodes – What to do in and around Old Town

Located in the eastern Aegean Sea just 11 miles southwest of Turkey is Rohdes.  It is the largest of Greece's Dodecanes islands. Rhodes is one of the sunniest destinations in Europe.  It boasts 300 days of sunshine every year.  Making it a popular destination for sun lovers and a popular port for cruise ships plying the the Greek Islands route. Rhodes has been inhabited since the Stone Age and has a long and illustrious history.  It's most significant period was around 407 B.C. when three ...

Khios and the Mastic Villages

Khios is the capital and main port of the Greek island of Chios.  The island is located about 5 miles off the western coast of Turkey in the North Aegean Sea. This kidney shaped island is revered as the birth place of Homer and is the 5th. largest of the Greek Islands.  Like the whitewashed buildings and alleys of the famed Cyclades Islands, most notably Santorini and Mykonos, the island and its capital, Khios, boasts its own authentic character. One of its cultural distinctions revolves ...

5 Things to Do in Messina

Messina is a harbor city located on Sicily.  It is the third largest city on the island located just off the tip of the boot of Italy.  It is separated from the Itay's mainland by the Strait of Messina.  It has become a popular port of call for many cruise ships sailing the Mediterranean route. Colonized by the Greeks in the 8th. Century B.C. Messina was originally called Zancle because of its shape.  (Zancle means scythe in Greek.) Three centuries later it was renamed Messene in honor of ...

5 Must Do Things in Kotor Montenegro

Kotor Montenegró is arguably one of Europe's hidden gems.  This picturesque town nestled at the foot of Mt. Lovcen is the end point of the Bay of Kotor.  It is a fairly new port of call for  cruise ships sailing the Adriatic Coast. Montenegró is a new country having gained her independence in May 2006.  It's tourist industry is just getting off the ground which is great for us tourists.  We were quite surprised to find everything in town very inexpensive. Kotor, Montenegró ...

5 Must Do Things in Taormina

Taormina is one of my favorite towns in Sicily.  Situated 700 feet above sea level this cliff top town offers superb views of the Bay of Naxos and on a clear day glimpses of Mt. Etna, Europe's largest active volcano. The lovely village of Taormina has been a world renowned resort since Roman times.  Today it has many things to offer including an ancient historic site, beautiful churches, awesome views, interesting shops, and delicious food.  In short there's something for everyone! Here ...

Travel with Kids: Know Before You Go

Sooner or later many of us find ourselves searching for the best travel deals. This is particularly true when traveling with kids.  Family travel is costly and stressful.   The key to almost stress free travel with kids or without is planning.  Know before you go!  Avoid surprise charges; know luggage fees and limits; know airline, car rental, and hotel policies and amenities.  Pack wisely and make a budget.   I’m a travel agent always planning and searching for the best ...

A Day In Tombstone, Arizona

Tombstone, Arizona, the name evokes visions of gunfights, saloons, Wyatt Earp, the Clantons, Doc Holliday, and ghosts. Everyone's heard of the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral and may have seen it depicted in the recent movie bearing the town's name.  But Tombstone is not just  a remnant of the Wild West.  It's a real town with real people who've lived there through out history and live there still.  This has earned Tombstone the epitaph "The Town Too Tough to Die." Ever since my ...

Amazing Hotels Your Kids will Love

To me its seems like a no brainer, when we take the kids to Disneyland or Disney World we stay at a Disney Resort.  Disney Resorts are amazing, they keeps kids entertained with Mickey and friends wandering around the property and all that.  The kids love it! When we take the kids to other places we look for hotels and resorts that are kid friendly.  There are lots of resorts out there that have added cool pools and kids' clubs to entice families to spend their ...