Posts tagged with: travel

  • How to Spend 14 Days in Greece
~ Carmen The first time we traveled to Greece, it was part of an organized tour that included a Greek Island cruise.  As a teacher of ancient history, I knew I wanted to return to Greece.  This time I wanted to be able to spend more time absorbing the history and beautiful landscape.  We planned......
  • How to Spend 3 Days in Crete, Greece
~ Carmen When Joe and I were first planning our trip to Greece, Crete wasn’t even on the itinerary.  We’d been to Crete once before, but it was just a pit stop (1/2 day) on our Greek island cruise, so we hadn’t really been able to truly experience what all Crete has to offer.  As......
  • 7 Things to Do in Santorini, Greece
~ Carmen Everyone knows about the glorious sunsets in Santorini.  It’s on many bucket lists, must do lists, most beautiful list, you-name-it lists.  However, we’ve been to Santorini several times, and although the sunset is amazing, you would be amiss if that was the only activity on your Santorini itinerary.  Hopefully, Joe and I can......
  • 6 "Must Do" Activities in Mykonos, Greece
~ Carmen Mykonos is a beautiful Greek island in the Aegean Sea.  As one of the closest Cyclades Islands to the Greek mainland, it is easy to take a ferry or plane from Athens to Mykonos.  We opted for a plane and the flight was only 30 minutes long!  This was our second visit to Mykonos.  This......
  • 6 "Must Do" Activities in Athens, Greece
~Carmen We’ve been to Athens, Greece before, but it was with an organized tour group.  As a teacher of ancient history, I wanted to go back and spend more time doing the things that interested me.  Joe and I also love good food.  In an organized tour, you can’t always pick and choose your dining......
  • Why Beach Lovers Should Visit Búzios, Brazil
~ Carmen When you think of Brazilian beaches, Rio de Janeiro immediately comes to mind.  We even devoted a whole blog post to Rio’s Beaches ( read Everything About Rio’s Beaches).  However, for many Brazilians and Argentinians, the little area in Brazil called Búzios is their top choice for a beach vacation.  With seventeen beaches, ranging......
  • How to Get Around Rio de Janeiro
~ Carmen Rio de Janeiro is one of the the biggest cities in South America and the biggest tourist destination in Brazil.  Whether you’re coming for its beaches, Carnival, or seeing the Christ statue in person, following these transportation tips will help make your trip as smooth as possible. Also read: 8 Must Sees in......
  • What to Eat & Drink in Rio de Janeiro
~ Carmen Food is an essential part of the Brazilian culture.  With a mix of African, European, and Amerindian ancestors, the food in Brazil ranges from world-renowned steakhouses to beach street food.  During our recent visit to Rio de Janeiro, we had the advantage of having a local give us tips and recommendations that we......
  • How to Be Safe in Rio De Janeir
~ Carmen With our recents posts about Rio de Janeiro, we’ve had several questions about the safety of the city, especially for female travelers.  So we since we stayed with someone who lives in Rio and happens to be female, I thought I’d get her firsthand recommendations.  Thanks Aline for all of your tips! Also......
  • Everything About Rio's Beaches
~ Carmen When planning a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, you have to plan for beach time.  With 31 miles (50 km) of beaches, spending at least one full day at the beach is a must! Also read: 8 Must Sees in Rio How to Be Safe in Rio De Janeiro What to Eat......
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