On making travel ‘mistakes’

The other night my family was sharing stories of “travel mistakes.” You know the ones: Taking the wrong train, losing plane tickets, forgetting to pack underwear. How you handle these short, panicked moments say a lot about you as a traveler — and I believe — you as a person. Moreover, they make for the funniest […]

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Travel rewind: Sarakinko Beach on Milos, Greece

People say Sarakinko Beach on the Greek island of Milos is the closest you can get to standing on the moon without leaving earth. The blindingly white sand has been hardened into ghoulish shapes over years of being whipped by the brisk maltemi winds. The ever-present winds on the beach are so deafening that you cannot have […]

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Travel rewind: Antiparos, Greece

My post last week about how to backpack through Greece got me reminiscing about one of our favorite islands: Antiparos. Paros’ little sister island, Antiparos is a short ferry ride from the bigger, more well-known island. Antiparos offers everything Paros does, but on a quieter, more low-key scale. All of the white-washed, bougainvillea-covered Greece you want […]

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Camping in Greece: Antiparos and Milos

If you’ve followed my travels then you know how much I love camping…and yet when my husband suggested we camp a few nights in Greece I wasn’t having it. I had already agreed to pack two weeks’ worth of clothing into my carry on-sized backpack. The thought of squeezing in camp gear as well sounded crazy. I gave the idea […]

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Greece rewind: Paros and Antiparos

I’ve been struggling with how to neatly divide two weeks traveling around Greece into posts, because we experienced so much. Putting Paros and Antiparos together made sense because they are geographically close, but we had such different experiences on the sister islands. Paros is definitely a travelers’ favorite. I had so many friends gush over its beauty […]

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My favorite souvenir from Greece

I went to Greece with plans to shop, since the country is more affordable than Switzerland. And I did bring home a few special things (like an olive wood cutting board and a gold necklace), but my most cherished souvenir was completely free–the pebbles I collected on Firiplaka Beach. We found Firiplaka beach on accident […]

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Kimolos: The Accidental Greek Island

About halfway through our two-week adventure in Greece we made a mistake. A big one. It began with a ferry from Paros to Milos. A ferry we thought would be an easy, two-hour ride that turned out to be a crowded, nauseating, four-hour ride. Apparently, the 50 m.p.h meltemi winds that hit Greece every August had just […]

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