Month: October 2016

What’s in my Carry-On?

“How do you fit 2-weeks worth of clothes in a carry-on bag? I check luggage even on weekend trips!” – Basically, everyone I know.  One of the many things that traveling the world has taught me is the importance of traveling light everywhere you go. Why?  Traveling light brings you a lot of advantages if you are constantly moving from place to place. Here are some examples:  Your suitcase will never get lost again. Remember what a pain it was to learn that your suitcase never arrived to your destination? Ugh. Not dealing with that ever again. Did you know that now you can track the status of your checked luggage? American Airlines offers this feature through their mobile app.  No need to waste time at the airport waiting to retrieve your luggage. If you’re on a quick weekend getaway, waiting extra time at the arrival airport is not ideal.  You’ll master the art of packing. Be realistic. You don’t need (or use) half the stuff you pack. When packing ask yourself if you “really …

What To Eat In Greece: Cooking Class!

Enhance your culinary experience by ordering the most delicious and traditional Greek dishes. During my visit, I made sure I ordered a menu items from the traditional Greek cuisine menu section. Nothing quite like a happy belly after a long day of sightseeing! I learned that Greeks always welcome you to their home with something sweet accompanied with a drink and a big smile! This delicious treat pictured here is called Greek Delight. I am a horrible cook, I barely know how to pour cereal in my bowl without messing it up haha but recently I developed an interest for learning how to cook my own meals.  I was really excited to take a traditional Greek cuisine class! Cooking classes are great to learn in-depth about the Greek culture and their unique customs at home. If you have the opportunity to take a cooking session wherever you are in the world, do it! My experience at Teta’s home was amazing. What an amazing host! Every day Teta opens her lovely home to travelers around the …

Highlights of Delphi

Only a 2-hour drive away from Athens. Delphi is a beautiful small town located at the top of a mountain offering a wonderful view of Greece’s highlands. Delphi has a significant influence in the ancient world, recognized by the UNESCO. Here you can find the most important monuments of ancient Greece. Such as, The Sanctuary of Athena, Ancient Theater, Ancient Gymnasium, Temple of Apollo, Treasury of the Athenians and much more. Did You Know? In ancient times, Delphi was considered the center of the known world. They believed this town was where heaven and earth met.  The oracle of Delphi is devoted to God Apollo, son of Zeus! Many travelers from around the world  claim to feel something “magical” when visiting the ancient ruins of Delphi. Some believe magic from thousands of years ago is still present! Interesting, right? During the Winter, Delphi is the number one spot to ski! Delphi’s theater, located at the top of the ancient ruins, is considered the best ancient ruin preserved in all of Greece. Tips:   Hire a …

Athens 3-day Travel Guide

A lot of people have mixed feelings about Athens. Some will tell you it’s not worth the visit and some will tell you it’s a wonderful place to go! I loved Athens. I spent three days in this beautiful city and I wish I stayed longer! Three days is all you need to experience Athen’s highlights. In my case, I got to visit all the important monuments and archeological sites in two days. The third day we decided to take a day trip to Delphi, a small town outside the city where some of the most important temples of Greece are located. I visited multiple island during my stay in Greece and realized that Athens is where I learn the most about Greece’s history and mythology. I think it’s important to visit Athens and learn all about this topic to get an insight of what Greece is all about! Day 1 Visit the Acropolis – You can’t visit Athens and not go the Acropolis! Here are  some useful tips that will come in handy during …