2 Days in Athens

2 Days in Athens: The Perfect Itinerary for Your First Visit

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With 2 days in Athens, explore ancient Greek and Roman ruins, enjoy the view from a rooftop restaurant, go shopping, get a history lesson at one of several world-class museums, and of course, visit the amazing Acropolis. Sites such as the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus draw big crowds. The last thing you want …

Greece Travel Tips

Greece Travel Tips: Things to Know Before You Go to Greece

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Planning a trip to Greece can be very exciting. This country offers a wonderful mix of ancient, historical sites, breathtaking scenery, and of course, those amazing Greek islands. While you are in the planning phase, there are some things you should know before you go. Here are our Greece travel tips, tips to help you have the best experience in …

Acropolis and Parthenon

Athens Bucket List: 20 Best Things to do in Athens, Greece

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Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities and it is filled with archaeological treasures. The Acropolis and Parthenon are the big draw for first-time visitors, but the city is littered with ancient Greek and Roman ruins. Visiting Athens is like taking a step back in time, a wonderful history lesson that is great for all ages. Whether you have …

How to Hike Fira to Oia

How to Hike from Fira to Oia, the Most Beautiful Walk on Santorini

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Walking from Fira to Oia is one of Santorini’s top experiences. Hike along the rim of a caldera, explore the towns of Oia, Imerovigli, Firostefani, and Fira, and enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the islands. If you go the entire distance, you will walk just over 10 km (about 6 miles). The walking path is a mix …

Naxos Village Trail

Walking the Naxos Village Trail: Melanes, Myli & the Kouroi

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The center of Naxos is mountainous and dotted with small, picturesque villages. It is a beautiful area and it looks remotely different from the landscapes we saw on Mykonos and Santorini. Naxos is green, forested, idyllic, and much quieter than the other islands. If you are looking for a very nice, easy walk that takes you through several villages and …

How to Visit the Parthenon

How to Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens

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The Acropolis is the centerpiece of Athens. Rising up from the city center is a rocky, fortified, limestone plateau, topped with the Parthenon and several other ancient monuments. For most visitors to Athens, a visit to the Acropolis tops the list of things to do, making this a very popular place to visit. If you want to know how to …

Santorini Greece

20 Amazing Things to do in Santorini, Greece

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Santorini is a windswept, volcanic island in the Cyclades. Magical sunsets in Oia, photogenic blue dome churches, and a myriad of colorful beaches attract thousands of visitors every year, making this one of Greece’s most popular destinations. If you are planning a trip to this wonderful island, here are the best things to do in Santorini. Interesting Facts about Santorini …

Best Sunset Spot in Santorini

Two Amazing Spots to Watch the Sunset in Oia, Santorini

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Oia is world famous for its spectacular sunsets. The cascade of whitewashed buildings, dotted with windmills and blue dome churches, form a stunning backdrop for photographers. As the sun goes down, these buildings glow in pinks and oranges and yellows. The moment the sun disappears below the horizon, the crowds literally applaud and cheer. It can be an unforgettable moment …

Best Views of the Acropolis

Best Views of Athens and the Acropolis: 9 Great Spots to Try

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Rising up from the center of Athens is the Acropolis, a giant chunk of rock topped with the Parthenon and several other historical monuments. This is ancient, iconic Greece, the place where philosophers questioned the universe, democracy and freedom of speech were born, and temples were built to honor the gods. The Acropolis can be seen from almost anywhere in …

Warsaw Itinerary

2 Days in Warsaw: The Perfect Itinerary for Your First Visit

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2 days in Warsaw is the perfect amount of time to explore the historic city center, get an eye-opening history lesson at several museums, and sample some local food. 2 Days in Warsaw Day 1: Historic Warsaw and the POLIN Museum Start your visit to Warsaw with a walk along the Royal Way, one of the city’s most famous streets. …

Hike the Tatras

Should You Visit the Tatras from Poland or Slovakia?

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The High Tatras are a mountain range that span the border between Poland and Slovakia. This region attracts hikers in the summer and skiers in the winter and is rapidly increasing in popularity. You can visit the High Tatras from Poland or Slovakia. Which one you choose depends on your traveling style and how much time you have to spend …

Lake Tekapo in April

3 Week New Zealand Itinerary: North & South Island Road Trip

Julie Itinerary, New Zealand 9 Comments

New Zealand…this is the land of fiords, volcanoes, black sand beaches, glaciers, glowworms, hot springs, and breathtaking landscapes. On this New Zealand itinerary, you can road trip through one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Along the way, go hiking, test your wits and go bungy jumping, go wine tasting, and much, much more. It’s no secret that …

3 Days on the Alsace Wine Route France

3 Days on the Alsace Wine Route

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The Alsace wine route, located in eastern France, is a wonderful blend of fairytale towns and picturesque vineyards. 3 days on the Alsace wine route gives you enough time to visit a handful of these charming towns and to explore the countryside. About the Alsace Wine Route The Alsace wine route stretches 170 km, starting near Strasbourg in the north …

10 Days in Norway Road Trip

10 Days in Norway: The Fjords and the Lofoten Islands

Julie Itinerary, Norway 12 Comments

10 days in Norway…the options are endless for the best way to explore this gorgeous country. We have been to Norway twice and after each trip we wrote a 10-day Norway itinerary. One itinerary only covers the fjord region, from Stavanger to Ålesund, with epic hikes, fjord cruises, kayaking, and more. Our second itinerary covers northern Norway, starting in Tromsø …

Where to Stay in Barcelona Spain

Where to Stay in Barcelona: Best Hotels and Neighborhoods for Your Budget

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If you are trying to decide where to stay in Barcelona, it can feel like an overwhelming decision. Barcelona is a large city with hundreds of hotels to choose from. To make things easier for you, we have narrowed down the long list of options into just a few great properties, organized by neighborhood and budget. In this article, get …