Europe

48 hours in Mykonos

I’d read that Mykonos was a party town. All the magazines, guidebooks and blogs I scoured for information prior to my trip described it as Greece’s glamour island; a powerful magnet for the rich and the rambunctious.  Oh, the stories were colorful! According to reports, in the busy summer season it is not uncommon to …

A guide to Central Athens

It is near midnight when I step out of the cab that had just whisked me downtown from the airport. Tired but expectant, I emerge onto the sidewalk of a busy, vibrant street in the bustling metropolis that is Central Athens. With eyes darting alternately from left to right, and all five senses on full …

Must-try Spanish foods

Local cuisine is such an important component of the overall travel experience! I don’t know what grabs your attention when you visit a new destination but in my case, I remember places, interactions, activities… and the food. I’ll be the first to confess that I’m particular about flavor, presentation and freshness, so I don’t always have the …

48 hours in Paris

The first time I visited Paris, I was a wide-eyed student on spring break. I had never been to Europe before and in my capacity as self-appointed president of the ‘Budget Travel Association’, I travelled via Eurorail and bus. On my second trip to the city, my travel IQ was a bit higher and my finances …