An itinerary for traveling to Greece

A sample family travel itinerary for Greece for about 15 days. We took this journey with kids through mainland Greece and 2 islands out of the 3000+ that Greece has. The primary purpose was to delve systematically through Greece’s 4000+ year old history and see the significant sights in that timeline. Over 15 days in […]

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Last Man Walking

I hate traveling in a large group. You know, the horde of tourists that implode upon a site, swarming out from their mega-buses, buzzing through the site behind their Queen holding up a tiny flag, and then magically disappearing into thin air as quickly as they had descended upon the land. Don’t get me wrong – I have been a worker bee […]

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The Ignorance of Mass Tourism

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” — Paul Theroux We were sitting in the Spanish Consulate General’s office to get a visa to travel to Spain last year when we started chatting with the couple in front of us who were also heading there around the same time as us. […]

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Itinerary for Traveling to Italy

  Over 13 days in August of 2013, we drove through Italy covering ground from Venice to Rome, traveling through Cinque Terre, Pisa, Florence and including a fascinating journey through Tuscany. Three of these towns also made it to the list of Top 5 smallest European towns we have stayed at. Here is our itinerary, touching […]

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Buonconvento, near Montalcino, Tuscan hills in Italy

Top 5 smallest European towns we have stayed at

Over the years as we visited various countries in central Europe, we have always preferred to drive around instead of taking the trains, especially after the kids were born and we have had to travel with larger suitcases and multiple strollers. It has slowly dawned on us that instead of parking ourselves for the night in […]

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