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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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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