Ciao Venezia!

How do I begin to describe Venice? Do I start with how the streets intermingle with the ocean? Or do I start with the overwhelming presence of something bigger when you step a single foot into each historical church? The answer is simple: there is no good place to start because there is no possible…

Corfu – The Island of Butterflies

Corfu was one place to visit on the top of my bucket list. My grandparents were world travelers and loved Corfu, so naturally I wasn’t going to leave Greece without going to that island.  Corfu is not an easy place to get to at all. It was a 6 1/2 hour bus right and then…

The Land of Crete and St. Anthony

Being in Crete, we covered a great amount of ground and walked over history the entire weekend. We made it to Rethymno which contains La Fortezza (the fortress) used in many wars from the Persian Empire to World War II.  It was an airy feeling being inside a place where so much life was lost….

Mastering Mykonos

Mykonos was eventful to say the least. I took on the role of planning the trip for 9 out of 14 people. “Plan a trip” they said, “It’ll be fun,” they said. It was messy but I have to say it was worth it.  Booking the Airbnb was easy with the help of a travel…

Let’s Catch Up, Shall We?

Hello Travel Blogging Community! My apologies about being off the grid lately. My body had been overtaken by the monster that disguises itself as maybe a cold or maybe a fever: the infamous sinus infection.  I suppose I’ll sum up some of the best moments that have happened since we’ve virtually chatted last.  I climbed…

Baby’s First Island Trip (Hydra)

At the end of the first week of classes, my school took the international students to the small island of Hydra. Everyone was excited because it happened to be every college kid’s dream – free. At the same time, it was every college kid’s nightmare – 4:45am wake up call.  After some grogginess, a slight…

Food For Thought

Hey Team! So I wanted to talk about something that came to mind while doing every day things. Every day things can be but are not restricted to: grocery shopping, eating at a restaurant, traveling about the towns, buying school supplies. Whether we as Americans or English speakers want to admit it or not, we…

Time For Change (and Gyros)

Hello friends, family, travelers, and individuals who have kindly clicked on my Facebook link, It’s been about a week in Greece and I’m starting to feel more like a resident than a vacationer, but I’m still a tourist. It’s funny how you walk down the street and people know just who you are and where…

The Plane Ride Assembled By Hades Himself

I woke up the day I was supposed to leave in slight shock that I actually had to get in the car, drive to O’Hare and physically get on a plane to leave the country for almost four months…