Books travel just like people

When I travel I always have an actual book with me and not just a nook or a tablet. When I finish the book I leave it wherever I finished it and I leave my email address in the book with a little note. I have probably left over 50 books around the world and…

My last stop in Greece…Heraklion

After almost two weeks in Greece it was time for one final stop in one of the largest cities…Heraklion. After moving around a bit and going out more than usual, I just wanted to relax and recharge my batteries and stay of the sun!          We were staying at a hotel about 30…

Santorini for the second time

When I went to Greece last year and went to Santorini, I found it to be quintessential Greece. It is everything you think of when you think of Greece; blue and white!  My friend and I ended up staying at this great hostel/hotel just a 3minute drive outside of town called Caveland. This was an…

Mykonos

The Greek Islands have anywhere from 1,200-6,000 islands depending on what you consider an island. As you can imagine, deciding which ones to actually go to can be a daunting task. There are some major islands that most people and cruises go to and Mykonos is one of those. I heard it was a bit of a…

Athens during the referendum

I went to Athens last year and did all of the touristy stuff so when I went again this year I took the time to relax and do laundry and regroup. What I didn’t know when I booked the trip is that I would be there smack dab in the middle of a huge financial…

Corfu

I went to Corfu because when I was in Saranda, Albania last year I had wanted to go but couldn’t enter the Schengen again. This is a very large island in the Greek Islands and I was not sure what to expect. I was traveling with a friend and we stayed at a place called…

Quick swing through Athens

Since my ferry ride did not turn out like it was meant to, I have two full days to explore Athens. I spent the day walking around the city and headed to the one museum open on a Monday. I thought the National Archaeological Museum would be incredibly interesting considering the history of Greece. I was…

Ios is just like Cancun…or Cabo…or spring break anywhere

Going into my little Greek Islands trip, I knew that Ios would be a lot different than Santorini. I just had no idea HOW different it would be! We stayed at Far Out which is known as a party hostel and I was prepared to be there. However, when I got there, I realized the…

A childhood dream realized

I’m in Greece! Greece! I keep saying it to myself and I cannot believe it. Since I was a little girl, I have always wanted to travel to Greece and Egypt. Egypt will have to wait for another trip (as of now). When people ask me, “how are you?” I often reply with “living the dream.”…

Working in Dubrovnik!

Due to Schengen visa requirements, I have been killing time in the non Schengen countries starting with Croatia. After my travel buddy left me for Spain, I decided to stay a few extra nights in Dubrovnik. I switched from a hostel in Old Town to a hostel just outside of town called Hostel Dubrovnik Sunset….