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10 Places in Greece You Should Visit

Picturesque island hopping amid storied ancient sites leave indelible memories for visitors to Greece. Athens is the oldest European capital and the birthplace of democracy. The Greek islands are a fun playground for everyone from celebrities to backpackers. Olympia was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in 776 BC. That’s just a sample of…

Bell looking away at Naxos Chora from the Temple of Apollo

13 of the World’s Most Romantic Destinations

The world offers a wealth of romantic destinations. A gondola ride in Venice allows visitors to experience a floating city that resembles the Mediterranean powerhouse from 600 years ago. Beautiful beaches from Florida to Australia offer relaxing outdoor playgrounds and breathtaking backdrops to enjoy flavorful food and mouth watering drinks. Exotic Zanzibar, known as Spice…

Canals with the gondolas parked and a dark moody sky over Venice

How to Spend One Week in Paris, London & Amsterdam

A week’s vacation in Paris, London and Amsterdam is a fantastic idea, especially for English-speaking beginners to European travel. London is the world’s grandest English-speaking city, making it easy to get around. Paris is one of Europe’s most beautiful and romantic cities, with so many highlights to dazzle your eyes and palate. Amsterdam is equally…

White church, a top a green hill and dusk sky in Paris

Florida Snowbirds: Tips for an Extended Stay

The sunshine state is a favorite wintertime home for many northerners. 663 mikes of great beaches, palm trees and outdoor activities offers a sanctuary away from shoveling snow. It is also a great place to socially distance in beachside state parks. I grew up in Florida and we have spent some time this winter enjoying…

Sunrise over the ocean with a pier in the background

Does Solo Travel in Marriage Make You a Bad Spouse?

Bell and I met as solo travelers, in a hostel in Brugge, Belgium in 2002. We had both just finished college and I was traveling from the USA and she was visiting from Australia. Fast forward to 2005, and we got married in a small ceremony in Melbourne, Australia. We’ll be celebrating our 16 year…

selfie of Alex at the Asakusa Temple, with Tokyo Tower in the background