When we travel, Joe and I try to see and experience something new everywhere we go. Even if we’ve visited a place before, we add a new town or region to our list. Our sense of adventure has become a part of us. Exploring back country roads in a little rental car is often a […]
Many tourists who visit Transylvania stay in the well-located and quite charming town of Brasov. It lies at the edge of a fertile valley surrounded by the steep, heavily forested Carpathian mountains. The Old Town boasts red tile roofs, elaborate city gates, a large Gothic church and dozens of cafes, bars, and restaurants. Directly behind […]
When tourists flock to Crete, they are likely making the trip for several reasons. Ancient Minoan and Greek archaeological sites abound, and delightfully fresh seafood and expertly grilled meats are available everywhere. However, the island’s intense natural beauty is perhaps the most compelling reason to visit.
When you sign up to hike the Samaria Gorge, it’s hard to imagine exactly what lies ahead. Even if you have made the descent before, as I had, your memory plays tricks on you and optimism prevails. Joe and I discussed the possibility of knee issues, but brushed our worries aside because, when in Crete, […]