SUMMER IS HERE! And so are all the summer activities! Whether you love hiking, camping, wine tasting, bike riding, boating, snorkeling or scuba diving, we can all agree on one thing: hitting the beach is what summer is all about! And when you think of the Greek Islands, Mediterranean beaches are pretty much the #1 thought that pops into
I know, I know. It’s been a little while since I’ve posted… and I have SUMMER to blame! Hot, sunny days, Iced freddo cappuccinos, people watching and refreshing dips in the Mediterranean. I mean, can you blame me? I almost accidentally skipped over all of summer without keeping you in the loop! Unintentionally, of course; and I promise I
There are so many little historic villages all over Europe; however, some of the most adorable ones I ever did see are nestled quietly in Holland. These 3 quintessential, traditional villages are found in Northern Holland and are called Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken Island. And I fell head over heels in love with them. I mean, how can you not think these little
Knights in shining armor. Medieval castles with towers that rise above the clouds. Dragons soaring through the air. Game of Thrones & Beauty and the Beast. This is exactly what came to mind when I first laid my eyes on Le Mont Saint Michel. Sitting atop an island with ancient walls protecting the village below, Le Mont Saint Michel is a
It has been a very chilly winter here on the Island of Crete – the coldest it’s been in over 10 years with record-breaking snowfall! I have to say, it really is wonderful to see all the snow; but on these very cold days I can’t help but dream about summer… toes in the warm sand, swimming in the vast turquoise sea and soaking
Dolmadakias. Dolmades. Dolmas. Simply put – Greek stuffed grape leaves. I love these little things! I mean, just look at them. So cute and so flavorful. Little stuffed pockets of rice mixed with fragrant herbs… all rolled inside a grape leaf. And bonus! They’re vegan! But you can add minced meat to them if you’d like. They go both ways.
I’d have to say that the mother of all Farmers Markets lies right here, in the Greek Islands. Out of all the ones I’ve been to, at least. And that’s saying quite a bit, because we have some pretty awesome Farmers Markets back in the States. The greatest thing about these outdoor specialty markets, to me, is the fact that
It’s that time of year again! Rain clouds, hot cocoa, cozy sweaters and of course, the holidays! Fall is my most favorite time of year and I couldn’t help but get lost in the cobwebs and spooky horror flicks; but since Halloween just passed, I knew I had to stop my holiday madness (at least for a little bit) and give you guys a special treat!
Rethymno is a beautiful Venetian city located along the northern coast of Crete, Greece. A close resemblance to the Venetian Harbor in Chania, Rethymno has numerous restaurants, cafes, shops, bars and hotels. It is the third largest city on Crete; however, it doesn’t feel like a large city due to many quaint alley streets flourishing with romantic charm. You can find long
It has been a wonderful summer, but like all good things, it must sadly come to an end. And while I sit back and reflect on all of the amazing memories, there is one in specific that tops them all. It was just another day exploring Crete with my two cousins, Brandy and Jon. During their visit we sun