The Benefits of Taking Time Off to Travel

By Alex Kallimanis: We originally met at the Bauhaus youth hostel in Brugge, Belgium in 2002, while backpacking solo after college. Bell had just finished a bachelor’s degree in Melbourne, Australia and I had just finished a bachelor’s in history in Orlando, Florida. Fast forward 16 years, and we’re about to celebrate our 13 year…

Travel Loving Couples Share Stories for Valentine’s Day

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked couples around the world three questions on how travel impacts their relationship. This is our second annual Valentine’s Day feature. To read last year’s, check out Couples Share Travel Tips for Valentine’s Day. Here are the three questions we asked couples this year: 1) Why is travel important…

6 Fantastic Greek Islands to Visit in 2018

By Alex Kallimanis: The Greek islands conjure images of beautiful beaches, dramatic cliffs and narrow white washed pedestrian laneways. Tourism in Greece is booming again, and in summer, some islands are overwhelmed with visitors. During 8 previous trips to Greece over the years, I’ve been fortunate to visit many of Greece’s most beautiful islands. Here…

What Else is There to do Near Olympia, Greece?

By Alex Kallimanis: Birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in 776 BC, Olympia is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Greece. Nearby, tourists are also drawn to a long stretch of sandy beaches, with Katakolo serving as the gateway for visitors via cruise ship. In the middle lies the town of Pyrgos, where…

Tips for Visiting Naxos: Best of Greece

By Alex Kallimanis: Naxos is one of the best all around islands in Greece. Its main town of Naxos Chora features charming pedestrian-only laneways and has a picturesque harbor with breathtaking sunsets. The main town is similar to Mykonos, only prettier and less expensive. Naxos is packed with great restaurants, authentic villages in the mountains,…