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What I read in 2016: My year in books


As I transferred this list from my moleskine journal, I realized what a diverse year of reading it has been and that many books still resonated long after the last page was turned. One measure of a life is the books that … Continue reading

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Tales from the road: Sorrento where the sky grieves with us


We arrive at Hotel Regina, a jewel box by the sea in Sorrento, where a two day day storm of infinite beauty and fury commences. Andy’s cold also begins its furious, dripping journey. We are holed up in our glass encased … Continue reading

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Tales from the road: Where the fates catch up to us in Italy


On U.S. election day, we flew from Athens, the birthplace of democratic ideals, to Naples, Italy, the land of emperors and Roman conquest. There’s an omen here, folks! That night, we went to bed as America started voting. We woke … Continue reading

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Tales from the road: we prove them wrong about Athens


After 6 days of island hopping in Santorini and Crete, we return to Athens for three more nights. We were told by friends and guidebooks (alas too late after we booked everything) that 3 days in Athens were plenty enough. … Continue reading

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Takes from the road: Finding our cave in Crete


Since we first met and married, we’d talk about running away to a cave in Crete whenever life got tough. In these last tough days of the election, we are clearly happy to actually be in Crete and we have… … Continue reading

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Tales from the road: A rainy day in Santorini


Late season vacations offer many advantages: fewer crowds, easier access to popular sites and favored restaurants, lower prices on hotels and easier upgrades. They also mean more variable weather! Yesterday, reports of rain ranged from 60% at 8 am to … Continue reading

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Tales from the road: Secrets of Santorini


We are in a villa facing the sea and small islands. We are in a volcano caldera. We are above water. The volcano is below. We are in one of the most beautiful places on earth. All of the above … Continue reading

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