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Mykonos… ahhhh… the Greek Islands

...white, washed architecture with blue shutters & doors to match the azure blue sky & sea, sunshine, beaches, Aegean Sea, warm temperatures, delicious food, great wines, sunsets... its definitely one of my favorite spots! I've loved Greece from my first visit to Athens and love it more every time I go...especially after this trip. We [...]

2020-03-17T22:52:56-06:00Travel|

Island Holiday in a Bottle: More Greek Wine Discoveries

Greek wine transports me back to my trips to Greece's many beautiful spots from Athens to the Islands. I think that's why I love them! So it's very exciting to see Greek wine showing up in wine stores and restaurants more and more. Planet Wine, my local wine shop in Alexandria, is putting a full [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:17-06:00Wine|

Wine Discoveries: Greece

A smell and sip of the Assyrtiko...a bite of the Spanakopita...the Greek music playing in the background...for a moment, I was back in the Greek Islands. Alas it was Winesdays at my Alexandria, VA Whole Foods. But for an hour, as I walked around with my grocery cart sampling the five different Greek wine varietals [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:24-06:00Wine|

Athens Must GO’s Beyond the History

Beyond all the amazing history and ruins of Athens, there are more neighborhoods to explore, fabulous restaurants for delicious local cuisine, nice hotels and adventures to be had outside the city. Neighborhoods & Restaurants * Plaka:  The old quarter of Athens, once considered the neighborhood of the Olympic gods, is a fabulous place to enjoy [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:36-06:00Travel|

Athens…a Must See in Your Lifetime!

My first visit to this historical city in February 2007 was for work, and while I wouldn't have 'tourist' time, I had to go up to the Acropolis. It was late afternoon and by the time I got there it was closed. But as I sat there on Mars Hill, where Apostle Paul first preached [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:36-06:00Travel|

Magical Santorini!

Magical! The perfect word to capture this indescribable island! I was amazed by its beauty as we pulled up to the Caldera (crater) with the towering cliffs arriving by boat from Mykonos. It's a one-of-a-kind place unlike any of the other Cyclades! Also known as Thira, the crescent-shaped island is a result of a volcano [...]

2022-06-23T13:57:19-06:00Travel|