Europe, Norway, Travel

Everything to Know for Arctic Norway

As a native Southern Californian whose family trips usually consisted of beach and sand, I’m not sure I would have believed you if you told me that one day I’d consider northern Norway my favorite winter vacation. Yet one week, three aurora sightings, 1,000 km of driving, endless islands scattered with picturesque rorbu fishing houses… Continue reading Everything to Know for Arctic Norway

Europe, France, Lifestyle, Paris, Travel

3 Days in Paris

At long last, finally a blog post about my favorite landlocked city in the world!  (Yes, I know that’s oddly specific.) We went to Paris as the last stop in our 2-week whirlwind honeymoon of 12 cities, eight flights and six ferries.  What better place to end a honeymoon than in the city of love?… Continue reading 3 Days in Paris

Europe, Greece, Lifestyle, Rhodes, Travel

A Day in Rhodes, Greece

Hi Everyone!!! This post is reaaallllly overdue, but I want to tell you all about this beautiful and thoroughly underrated Greek island that quickly became one of my favorites. First off, we really did not have enough time there, but we made the most of the time we did have.  This was our first island… Continue reading A Day in Rhodes, Greece

Europe, Greece, Lifestyle, Santorini, Travel

Hotel Review: Canaves Oia Suites

Oia. The quintessential image of Santorini. The perfect little blue-domed churches stacked atop white buildings. The Byzantine Ruins. Amoudi Bay. When you look at postcards or stock photos of Santorini, my guess is that you're looking right at this picturesque little town. As I mentioned in my Sophia Suites review here, we couldn't choose just… Continue reading Hotel Review: Canaves Oia Suites

Europe, Greece, Lifestyle, Santorini, Travel

Hotel Review: Sophia Luxury Suites

Santorini was easily the dreamiest location we visited on our honeymoon, and our hotel in Imerovigli was even dreamier still. We did tons of research before going, trying to figure out where to stay on the island. Santorini Dave and Stay Classy Ana  both helped us tremendously with our decision-making, and we narrowed it down to two… Continue reading Hotel Review: Sophia Luxury Suites

Europe, Greece, Lifestyle, Travel

From Simi to Symi

My hometown's name is "Simi Valley," so naturally, there was already an incentive to check out "Symi, Greece," simply for the wordplay. Beyond that though, Symi boasted a beautiful and active monastery, crystal clear waters and a tiny, colorful town reminiscent of the Amalfi Coast and very much resembling a scenic puzzle you might do… Continue reading From Simi to Symi