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Wedding Crashers – Greek Style

July 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

The receiving line inside the church where you thank your guests If you were married in a traditional ceremony in a church in a small town in Crete, Greece, this might be what your beautiful post-wedding moments would look like. The celebration of your marriage would be proceeded by a religious [read more]

An Excellent Spice & Herb Shop in Crete

July 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

We’ve written before about how much we love the simple food of Greece. What Greece does especially well that we enjoy are their fresh fruits and vegetables, and also their honey, olives, olive oil, dried fruits, herbs and spices. The dried herb mix we found for feta cheese has transformed the [read more]

Partying Like a Rockstar with Rockstars at Jackie O’ Mykonos

June 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

We have always said we like to explore, embrace the native culture and live like locals as we travel the world.  Well, on Mykonos, an island in the middle of the Cyclades Islands, we discovered that the culture is glamour and nonstop partying. Sure, we’re game…for a few days at least. [read more]

Corinth Canal, Greece

May 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

The green path shows our 2015 journey east across Greece, using the Corinth Canal. The red path shows roughly how we will sail NW across Greece in 2016 once we leave Crete and make our way north up the Adriatic. This year, when we reverse course and sail back through the Mediterranean from east to [read more]

Amorgos in the Little Cyclades, Greece

February 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

After leaving picturesque but crowded and touristy Santorini, we sailed northeast through the Little Cyclades, to the island Amorgos. The contrast was startling between Santorini and laid-back Amorgos, where we stayed for over a week and met almost no one who was not Greek. The main [read more]

How You Can Help Syrian Refugees

October 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Conflict In early 2011, a civil uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began a bloody civil war which has displaced more than 12 million people…and there’s no end in sight. Four years later, the plight of Syrians is the worst humanitarian crisis the world has faced since [read more]

Blue Grotto in Megisti Kastellorizo Greece

October 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

While we were in Kas, we made a day trip by ferry to the island of Megisti, Greece. Megisti means “big” in Greek, which is ironic because this island is the smallest in the Dodocanese. Evidently the name refers to the fact that it’s the largest island in its smaller group of [read more]

Serene Delos, Greece

October 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

 No visit to the Cyclades in Greece would be complete without a trip to Delos, the literal and figurative center of these islands.  The name Cyclades comes from the Greek word kyklos, meaning circle, and the rest of the Cycladic islands encircle sacred Delos. The ruins of all Delos’ [read more]

Do you have a Refugee Plan?

September 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

How dangerous or miserable must life be in your homeland to instead choose a risky paddle across an open sea in an overloaded, inflatable raft to an uncertain future in a country where you don’t speak the language? Life vests, but very low in the water. Ellen and I sailed last night from [read more]
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