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See a Movie at an Open Air Cinema in Santorini

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in BY DESTINATION., Europe, Greece | 4 comments

Back in the day, I had visited a drive-in movie, where the speaker hung from the car window and we hid in the protected environment of...

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Eat a Greek Salad in Greece

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in BY DESTINATION., EAT & DRINK., Europe, Greece | 11 comments

I have eaten plenty of versions on an Americanized Greek Salad where the ingredients were mixed in, or layer on top of, an assortment of...

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Learn to Make Pasta From a Nonna in Italy

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in BY DESTINATION., EAT & DRINK., Europe, Italy | 10 comments

I had many regrets when my adorable Italian Nonna passed away several years ago. But, the one that still haunts me today is that I...

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Have a Romantic Sunset Dinner Overlooking the Santorini Caldera

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in BY DESTINATION., EAT & DRINK., Europe, Greece, Uncategorized | 10 comments

Peter and I are not romantic. Cute, yes. Romantic? Not so much. In our 20 years together there has never been rose petals sprinkled on the...

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Experience Istanbul’s Call to Prayer at the Blue Mosque

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 in Europe, TOP PICKS., Turkey | 6 comments

Five times a day throughout the streets of Istanbul you can hear the trilling call to prayer, also known as ezan. During this time the...

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Spend the Night in a Hostel. Florence, Italy.

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in BY DESTINATION., Europe, Italy | 13 comments

In my many years of traveling around the world, it was not until embarrassingly recently that I had ever spent the night in a hostel. This...

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Attend Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in BY DESTINATION., Europe, France | 13 comments

Call me crazy, but seeing Notre Dame Cathedral was not on my Paris bucket list prior to arriving in France. What was I thinking? Peter and...

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