With about 6,000 islands total, the Greek Islands are very diverse. Each has its own unique coastal towns, wildlife, shopping, dining, and beaches – and the best way to visit is by ferry! Not sure where to begin? This guide has all the tips and tricks to starting your Greek island-hopping adventures via ferry.
As far as mountain escapes go, the Blue Ridge Mountains are hard to beat. Foothills rolling green and blanketed in vineyards, scenic overlooks boasting views of majestic ridges and morning mist, and country roads golden with speckled sunlight – that’s a painting of Shenandoah, Virginia. This weekend itinerary will help you decide where to go and what to see, and is based on a recent trip of mine through the region.
Florida: the land of Disney World and beaches, right? The Sunshine State; however, has plenty more to offer, and it goes beyond oranges, palm trees, golf courses, and swamplands. Here is the ultimate southern Florida itinerary which covers everything from the Keys to the beaches to Orlando.
From tavernas and eateries overflowing with customers to shops filled with tapestries, knick knacks, jewelry, and more, Athens is a center of activity. How can you keep your budget low while still enjoying everything the city has to offer? One way is to check out one of Athens’ hostels.
As both the capital city of modern Greece and the heart of classical antiquity, Athens is a city of layers-the new build upon the old in a blend of changing history and culture. Ancient sites like the Acropolis and Agora shine through as prime examples of the past, while the bustling Plaka and other modern neighborhoods serve as hubs of present-day culture. From tavernas and eateries overflowing with customers to shops filled with tapestries, knick knacks, jewelry, and more, Athens is a center of activity.
Visit the mansions and appreciate Newport’s rich history, but also experience its musical heritage, explore its bustling harbor, and eat all of the seafood you can!
As the cool air of fall cuts into the fading warmth of summer, it’s time to enjoy all that comes with the season. October approaches, and with it comes opportunity for leaf peeping, apple picking, festive fairs, and more – and what better place to do it than in the New England towns of Massachusetts? Enjoy autumn in an area riddled with history and folklore for a trip of festive fall days in Salem, Boston, & Concord.
The Southwestern United States is a grand palette of history, culture, and natural wonders as brilliant as the reds, oranges, and golds of the dramatic landscape itself. Thisis a sampling, an itinerary from a trip of my own, of locations in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Integrated throughout are tips on cutting costs as well as lodging and dining recommendations along the way.
Though it was August, Lassen’s peak had just a touch of snow and ice remaining—its white crown prominent over the kingdom of earth below. I turned to look at the world beneath me. Stretching across the horizon I could see other peaks in the Cascade Range faded blue in the distance and spotted with pine trees.
From Devils Tower we drove west across much of Wyoming, seeing nothing but fields. Fields, fields, fields, some hay bales, an endless stretch of road, and more fields. What I did not realize was that we were also rising, approaching small mountains on the horizon. It wasn’t until we were up on the mountain’s side that I realized how high we had risen. So high that we could see the line of haze where the atmosphere of the great big sky touched the vast green fields of earth below. This was a god’s point of view, and we could not help but stop for a few moments to take in the view.