Discovering the Best Beaches in Sithonia, Greece, With a Grain of History on the Side

Finding the best beaches in Sithonia, Halkidiki in Greece was a challenge since there were so many to choose from. But they all had one thing in common: warm sand and crystal clear waters. And the region also had a lot of historic sights to explore.

With 100 unique beaches, you could spend three months on the Sithonia peninsula in Greece and enjoy a different beach each day. I had only a short time to discover its many sandy pleasures and I made the most of it as I explored the best beaches in Sithonia.

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How to Visit Mt. Athos, Greece – Even If You Are Female

A visit to Mt. Athos on a tour boat gave me a small glimpse into this unique Greek UNESCO World Heritage site which is only open to male visitors.

2022 NATJA awardThis story was recognized by the North American Travel Journalists Association with a Silver award in the Historical Travel category in the 2022 annual media travel awards competition .

Mt. Athos is one of Greece’s most unique UNESCO World Heritage sites, and for a country that has thousands of years of historic places on display, that is saying a lot.

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A History Lovers Guide To One Day in Kos, Greece

Kos Island in Greece is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and also for its many archeological sites. I am sharing how I spent one day in Kos on my lovely Greek Island cruise. there are a lot of things to do in Kos along with beaches, cafes and shopping.

There are over 200 islands to discover in Greece so how to decide which ones to visit?

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Cruising In Style to the Most Beautiful Islands in Greece

I discovered some of the most beautiful islands in Greece on a recent cruise. I am sharing my experiences and photos to inspire your next Greek island adventure.

My luxury Mediterranean sailing cruise took me to some of the most beautiful islands in Greece. Our itinerary combined the classic Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini with some of the less touristy islands like Syros, Kos, Patmos and Milos.

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Tips for an Independent 10 Day Israel and Jordan Itinerary

I planned our 10 day Israel and Jordan itinerary around my most important criteria: spending two days in Petra. A visit to the Petra Archeological site was high on my travel bucket list and I wanted to have plenty of time to take in this ancient wonder.

A ten day trip to Jordan and Israel was definitely not going to be enough time to see all that these two history rich countries had to offer, but that was all the time we had. So I prioritized what I wanted to see and built my itinerary around this, adding in time to get from one place to another.

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PhotoPOSTcard: Jordan’s Treasure

The Treasury building has become the symbol of Jordan’s Petra UNESCO World Heritage site. Made famous in the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”, this 2000 year old archeological site was first rediscovered by a westerner in 1812 by explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. But unlike the movie version, the inside of the Treasury is just a few simple unadorned block rooms cut out of the stone. Sitting by itself in this canyon, there is no hint of all the other tombs and ruins of a once thriving the city beyond.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: The Four Donkey Riders of Petra

Throughout Petra, the local Bedouin young men offer tourists donkey rides to help them climb up to the viewpoints or to get around the huge site. At the end of the day, as the archeological site begins to close down and the setting sun casts an orange glow on the complex of Nabatean tombs, they ride their donkeys back home for the night.

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Rose

A Day Trip from Tel Aviv – Take a Tour to Masada and the Dead Sea

I am sharing my experiences of a day trip from Tel Aviv to Masada and the Dead Sea.

Besides  the day that we spent in Jerusalem, the other sights I was especially interested in seeing on the few days we had in Israel were the historic UNESCO listed site of Masada along with the Dead Sea. After doing some research, I decided that a day trip from Tel Aviv was the most efficient way to experience these two locations on the same excursion.

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A Walk Down 42nd Street in New York City – Let Me Take You There

Take a walk with me down 42nd street in New York and discover 100 years of history and architecture in the heart of the city that never sleeps.

If Midtown is the heart of Manhattan, then 42nd street in New York City must be its main artery. It’s only a two mile walk from the East River to the Hudson River on this historic lane, but you pass through a handful of defined neighborhoods in the process, each with its own distinctive flavor. You also pass by some of the city’s most iconic and decorative buildings, both old and new.

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