Zanzibar: One Week Itinerary

Zanzibar, aka Spice Island, is an amazing African destination with picturesque beaches and a vibrant fusion of cultures. The island was colonized by the Portuguese, Arabs and English. While the predominant religion is Islam, there are large Hindu and Christian minorities. The impressive architecture reflects Arab, Indian and African influences. We recently divided 12 days…

Sunrise over the Indian Ocean, boats and balcony

Great Things to Do in Chicago

By Alex Kallimanis: Chicago feels more like New York than any other American destination. It’s the USA’s third largest city and pairs an impressive skyline with a diverse culinary scene. On warm days, the city’s beaches on Lake Michigan give the city a Miami vibe. If you visit Chicago for a weekend, downtown has plenty to…

Tarpon Springs, Florida: Tips For Visiting

By Alex Kallimanis: Tarpon Springs, Florida, just 30 miles northwest of Tampa, has the highest percentage of Greek Americans of any town in the United States. The area first saw a heavy wave of Greek immigrants in the early 1900’s, primarily from Dodecanese islands like Kalymnos. Sponges, as well as many delicious Greek restaurants, bakeries…

sunset kiss

How to Spend the Perfect Week in Greece

By Alex Kallimanis: Greece conjures images of picturesque island hopping amid storied ancient sites. How to spend the perfect week in Greece is subjective. If you want to lie on the beach by day and party at night, visit Ios or Myknonos in summer. But this article assumes you want a mix of everything that…

Great Day Trips from Tampa

We resided in Tampa from 2005 – 2008. We recently returned to the area and were reminded why it is such a great year round destination. Tampa has cool theme parks like Busch Gardens and is more of a foodie town compared to Orlando. It’s also close to great beaches like Clearwater, Honeymoon Island and…