Naxos: A Great All Around Greek Island

By Alex Kallimanis: Naxos is the largest of the Greek Cyclades islands and one of the best all-around Greek Islands to visit. Its popularity with tourists outside Greece has grown since being features on shows like Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. Its main town of Naxos Chora features charming pedestrian-only laneways and has a picturesque harbor…

Bell looking away at Naxos Chora from the Temple of Apollo

Great Tips for Visiting Athens

By Alex Kallimanis: The capital of Greece is truly an all time classic. Athens is dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, like the Acropolis, which offers stunning views overlooking the city and Aegean Sea. Hospitable people, amazing food and wonderful scenery around the country continue to inspire generations of travelers. Trendy restaurants and bars of modern…

View of Athens with the Caryatides

Reasons Greece Should Be Your Next Vacation

Greece is a wonderful country to visit and we’re excited to be returning again next week! Being a dual Greek and American citizen, I may be a little biased, but nearly 30 million people visited Greece in 2016, which is home to just 11 million residents. Athens is Europe’s oldest city and offers a treasure…

Bell walking along the marina in the town of Agia Anna in Naxos, Greece

The Many Reasons You Will Love Chania, Crete

By Alex Kallimanis: There’s something magical about the second largest town on Greece’s biggest island. We’re frequently asked “where is your favorite place?” Chania, Crete ranks among our top destinations. There are a lot of beautiful places in the world, so the warmth and hospitality of locals helps a destination rise in the ranks in…

Travel Recap of 2016, Packed with Tips

2016 was a crazy year. Americans selected a self serving celebrity businessman with no political experience to be in charge of the most powerful army in the world. And British people voted to leave the European Union, as many workers struggle with job losses and the effects of globalization and automation. Xenophobia is sadly becoming…

Alex and Bell are standing on a pathed section of the Great Wall of China with mountains and the wall trailing along them in the background