Local Tips for Visiting Olympia, Greece

By Alex Kallimanis: Birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in 776 BC, Olympia is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Greece. Many tourists filter in through the cruise ship port Katakolo, which is lined with sandy beaches, restaurants and shops. Between Olympia and Katakalo is the town of Pyrgos, where my father was…

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

5 Reasons to Take Your Significant Other to the Alps

Guest contribution by Rebecca Crawford: When it comes to romance in Europe, there are a few things that immediately come to mind. Gondoliers in Venice, riding the London Eye and gazing over Paris from the Eiffel Tower. But there are some often-overlooked destinations that deserve discussion. When it comes to perfect places to bond with…

The Lexington Hotel: A Romantic Stay in New York

The Big Apple is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world. If overseas travelers have one American destination on their minds, the overwhelming choice is New York City. Travelers visit for world class shopping, museums, architecture, restaurants and simply to take in the contagious energy of a bustling metropolis packed with…

Brasov: Where to Stay in Transylvania

Brasov is a charming town nestled in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. Just 2 and 1/2 hours by train from Bucharest, it is the perfect base to explore this famous region. Brasov’s close proximity to the capital makes it an easily accessible destination for moderately experienced travelers. While Brasov does not yet have an airport, there…