On my way to Morocco last April, I scheduled a long layover in Paris. I'd never been there before, and as a general rule, I try to pack as much into a layover as possible, even if it's somewhere I visit frequently. No sense in staying at the airport and missing an adventure!
Today is my birthday, and we're giving you the gifts!
As Mike wrote, everything old was new again this time he visited Greece, and our experience was so wonderful that Rhodes is currently in our top three possibilities for a new home. He put together this awesome video of our adventures in Turkey and Greece so you can experience them along with us!
Our week of sailing the Greek isles on our private yacht was coming to an end, but we had one more stop to make after diving Pserimos and heading out of cosmopolitan Kos: we wanted to see tiny Tilos.
After leaving the volcanic island of Nisyros, the next stop on our yacht tour of the Dodecanese was Kos. Kos is known for many things, including being the home of Hippocrates, the father of medicine. This was fortunate for me, since I was running low on Dramamine, a very necessary thing to have when one is sailing on a small private yacht and being tossed about the sea like a damselfish in distress. To further soothe my pain, there was no shortage of elegant cocktail bars on the island. Thank goodness for small miracles.
After stumbling upon the paradise that is the Coralli Restaurant, we explored the ancient acropolis of Lindos, where we made a new donkey friend, before heading to Butterfly Valley, where Zack did not make a new German friend.
Call it the "Anthony Bourdain" syndrome, but we're always happy to pack as much adventure into a layover as we can.
I blame Gwyneth Paltrow.
With all travel, doing your research and using common sense can help you stay safe when you travel. Here are a couple of our favorite resources for straight up facts about every country you might want to visit.
Prior to this adventure, I don't know that I could've found Bonaire on a map. I knew it was in the Caribbean, but how many island nations are there in that part of the world?