Written by Linton Hutchinson We loved Venice. I mean really loved it- we loved it so much Sterling decided to book our return taxi to the airport for next July! Talk about an optimist! If you thought that Santorini was a maze, Venice can be considered a super labyrinth. The difference is that in Venice […]Read more "Venice, the lost month"
Written by Linton Hutchinson Crete is one huge island. Because of its size you can find just about anything you want or need. In fact, Crete is so humongous it even has its own Starbucks, a sure sign that this island is part of the 21st century. After finding your way to the old city […]Read more "Crete, the Greek Isle of Love"
Written by Linton Hutchinson In the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean lies one of the most uninviting places in all of Greece – Mykonos. Its countless bays and beaches can only be accessed by weaving in and out of heavy traffic aimed at running you off the road and into the drink. Sidewalks? They […]Read more "All Rhodes lead to Mykonos"
Written by Linton Hutchinson Ever wonder where the Virgin Mary lived? Many think the Ancient city of Ephesus was her hometown. It wasn’t a bad location given the times she was alive. It had running hot and cold water, steam baths, heated homes, a sewer system, wide streets and I’m sure the bus system was […]Read more "Emphasis on Ephesus"
Written by Linton Hutchinson Rhodes, located on the Aegean Sea contains spectacular beaches with the backdrop of one of the best-preserved walled cities in Europe. It has a different feel than any other islands we have visited and if you’re up to it, you can walk around the entire city on the top of the […]Read more "Helios, delusions, and the Colossus of Rhodes"
Written by Linton Hutchinson We leave Athens, the cradle of democracy with high expectations as we head out to the open seas. I’m thinking to myself, what could possibly top the Parthenon! Where ever we’re going it has to be great. The ship sails through the night traveling at full speed to reach our new […]Read more "Nothing but a big rock"
Written by Linton Hutchinson The most significant ruins you’ll love to hate in all of Athens is the almighty Acropolis. The iconic representation of all that was good in Greece that propelled civilization to its zenith stands out as an ever present beacon presiding over all of Athens. The Parthenon kisses the sky as it […]Read more "Athens, home of the gods"
Written by Linton Hutchinson If you’ve been keeping up with Games of Thrones you’ll be familiar with Khaleesi, the golden blonde empress with an army of unsullied thousands and known as the mother of dragons. If you want to visit what looks like her palatial palace, you’ll want to visit the island nation of Malta. Everything […]Read more "Malta: where the past and present meet face to face"
Written by Linton Hutchinson Imagine if you will, that you wake up (or in this case you don’t wake up) and your entire city has been encased in over 20 meters of snow. But instead of white fluffy snow, you’ve just been suffocated by a deadly cloud of gaseous sulfur, your skin has been seared […]Read more "The oracle and her gang of virgins"
Written by Linton Hutchinson So think about it for a little while. Who were these ancient Roman people? What were they thinking to have come up the idea to build a Colosseum? Were they perchance sitting around a conference table on a hot summer’s day having a conversation that went something like this? “You know […]Read more "The Colosseum"