Crete: Tips for Greece’s Largest Island

Crete is the largest and most southern island in Greece. It’s home to ancient civilizations that predate Athenians, picturesque scenery and one of Greece’s best culinary scenes. As we have family in Heraklion, we’ve visited them multiple times over the last few years, giving us a chance to explore this beautiful island, with great local guidance. Crete highlights include Chania, Palace of Knosos, Rethymnon, Samaria Gorge (longest in Europe) and Elafonisi, a unique pink beach. Here are tips for visiting Crete!

Tips for Visiting Istanbul on a Stopover

Last updated on December 4th, 2020 at 09:45 pmBy Alex Kallimanis: Still referred to as Constantinople in Greece, Istanbul is a bustling city packed with layers of history. We recently visited Istanbul on our return from Tanzania. It was part of a celebratory trip and for scheduling reasons, we flew from Kilimanjaro Airport to Istanbul on…

Best Hotels in Athens, Greece For All Budgets

Athens is Europe’s oldest capital. It is considered the birthplace of the foundations of western civilization. The city draws millions of visitors for world class sites like the Acropolis and great beaches around the mainland and Greek islands.

In recent years, many boutique hotels and apartments have been built to accompany a huge selection of hotels. Here are my tips for the best hotels to stay in Athens that are ideal for each travel budget!

view of the Acropolis from the rooftop terrace of the Grand Bretagne Hotel in Athens

Great Places to Visit in Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg is the second largest city in Bavaria after Munich. Its historical center, punctuated by Kaiserberg Castle, where German kings were once crowned by the Holy Roman Emperor, resembles setting foot in a fairy tale. Grab a table at a beer garden and enjoy traditional Nuremberg bratwurst. Their hometown pork sausages have maintained the same recipe since 1313. It’s easy to see why Albrecht Durer, one of Germany’s most famous Renaissance painters, was inspired by the picturesque setting of his hometown from 1471-1528.

Alex drinking a beer in Tiergartnertorplatz in Nuremberg, Germany

5 Tips on Traveling to Iceland with Children

Last updated on December 29th, 2022 at 01:18 pmWritten by AJ Ratani and Natasha Sandhir: Once a hidden gem of a travel destination, Iceland is currently on roll as a travel hotspot. Great airline deals through Iceland Air have made it easier than ever to visit the European island nation. You may think an exotic destination…