Which Hotel to Stay in Athens, Greece?

By Alex Kallimanis: Athens is the oldest European capital and the birthplace of democracy. The city draws millions of visitors every year for great nearby beaches and incredible sites like the Acropolis. As a dual Greek and American citizen, I’ve made many trips to Athens over the years and have stayed in a range of…

Which Hotel to Stay in Athens, Greece?

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…

London, Brussels, Amsterdam: One Week Itinerary

By Alex Kallimanis: A week’s vacation in London, Brussels, and Amsterdam is a great idea, especially for beginners to European travel. I first combined these cities during Christmas break of my senior year in college in 2000. Since then I’ve made many repeat trips to London and Brussels and even lived in Amsterdam for 3 and…

guild houses of the Groke Market, Brussels

Charleston, South Carolina: A Top US Destination

Charleston consistently ranks as one of the top destinations in the US by major travel publications. Its history dates to 1670 and the town is especially famous for its beautifully preserved French Quarter, a lovely harbor and one of the largest collections of antebellum houses in the US (pre US civil war architecture). On our…