Iceland Eats!

Iceland Eats!

Okay my foodie friends, put this one on your list: Vid Tjornina on “The Pond.” And if you hear jokes about Iceland food, figure the tellers are trying to keep some great restaurants to themselves. We stumbled upon this gem (thank you Lonely Planet guide...
Arabian Nights in Rhodes

Arabian Nights in Rhodes

We leave Santorini reluctantly. I’m a little worried about Rhodes and how it can match up. It does.First, our hotel is straight out of Tales of Arabian Nights. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Set in the warren of streets that is Rhodes Old Town, our cabbie...
Santorini Hike

Santorini Hike

The six-mile hike between Oia and Fira has been universally recommended and given all the tzazki, calamari, grilled feta in sesame and honey and souvlaki we’ve been eating, I am all for it. We climb rugged, rocky trails, clamber up steep slopes, pass pristine...
Santorini Sailing

Santorini Sailing

One day we head to FIra, park the car (no mean feat given the tight space and steep hill), buy excursion tickets from Pelican Travel (as recommended by Dimitrios) and walk down the 400 or so steps (some of which are being repaired as part of the bustle of cleaning,...
Santorini Lunch

Santorini Lunch

Santorini welcomes us with temperatures in the 80s and warm sunshine. Our “meet-and-greet” car rental with Enterprise is indeed just that–in the parking lot. No bus to the counter, just cell phones and a paper contract.  I can’t wait to tell...
Delphi

Delphi

On our trip to Delphi, our daughter finds a soul mate in our philosopher-guide George, who we hired though ShoreTrips. He tells us that instead of ten commandments, the Greeks have one: Know yourself. Hmm. Delphi is set on a mountainside high above a valley holding...