Palace of Knossos, Europe’s Oldest Civilization

Last updated on March 21st, 2021 at 09:43 pmLegendary myths and history collide at the oldest advanced civilization in the western world. The Palace of Knossos, just outside the largest city on Greece’s biggest island, Heraklion, Crete is both unique and controversial. Originally discovered by the Cretan merchant Minos Kalokairinos in 1877, English aristocrat Sir….

Odyssey of a Korean War Veteran

Last updated on January 19th, 2023 at 01:49 pmThis is a guest post written by Alexander Kallimanis Sr. In 1951, he served among 1,263 Greek soldiers and 21 nationalities, as part of the United Nations mission to protect South Korea from coming under North Korean rule. The Korean War was a bloody conflict as North…

What Are the Best Olympic Cities to Visit?

Last updated on July 13th, 2021 at 08:19 pmWhether it’s Rio or Tokyo during Covid, there are always major challenges in hosting an Olympics. Many also questioned whether Athens could pull off a modern Olympics in 2004 and they put together a great event. And while those games left empty stadiums and debt behind, Athens…

Boston’s Greek Independence Day Parade

Last updated on December 4th, 2020 at 06:55 am  Our first Greek Independence Day Parade in Boston was filled with an abundance of floats, festivities and great vibes. Every year Greek churches and organizations from across New England come together to parade through the heart of town, with traditional dancing, music and Greek food in…

Where Wanderlust Marriage Travelled: 2014 Recap

  2013 was a huge year of travelling for us, as we combined to visit 12 countries on four continents. 2014 was equally a big year of travel, and we also moved continents. After over six years living in Europe, between Amsterdam and Dublin, we relocated back to the United States. But we moved to…