A blog giving 10 essential tips to help prepare for travel to Europe from North America.
A few of my good friends just returned from Greece. Talking with them and hearing them recount their travels reminded me of our trip to Athens several years ago. The historical sites there are foundational elements of western civilization. The city is rife with insights into our shared past. If you’re wondering what things to… Continue reading Top Three Things to See in Athens, Greece
When choosing a Mediterranean cruise, I was drawn to one that would stop at Crete (Kreta). Since I was a child, I have been interested in Minoan history. This ancient civilization captivated me with its grand architecture (Knossos) and bull themes—bowls with horns, a fresco showing a Minoan leaping over a bull, and other artifacts.… Continue reading What to See in Chania, Crete—a Roaming Historian Walking Tour
Greece's economy has been on my mind lately. Frequently, I think about a bus driver that took us around Athens on our last trip there. After a glorious tour around the city, our driver thanked us for visiting. He choked up slightly as he told us how rough it had been and how tourism was… Continue reading Athenian Splendor—the Acropolis