Delos & Mykonos

While we never made it to the beautiful island of Santorini during this trip, we certainly enjoyed Mykonos, another of the 6,000 Greek islands. Our ship did not dock along Mykonos; instead, it anchored a length away, which meant all guests tethered by boat to the small port. In the morning, the winds were calm,…

Olympia, Greece

Our cruise ship docked at Katakolo, the port closest to the ancient Greek city of Olympia. A tour bus and guide transported us to the ruins of Olympia, where we trekked through temples, plazas, homes, streets, and fields in the hot, beating sun. However, while it felt very surreal to walk in the footsteps of…

Alberobello, Italy

A sweet little town located southwest of Bari, a city in Southern Italy and large cruise port, Alberobello is home to its famous trulli, or special white stone huts with grey, cone-shaped roofs. Some trulli have special symbols that can convey religion, history, values, and the like; the uniquely-topped huts earned a nickname “mushroom town”…

2 days in Venice!

Between London/Amberley Castle and our cruise, we squeezed a two-night stay in Venice, Italy, which had been my dream destination for the longest time! Our flight to Marco Polo Airport arrived around 4 p.m., so by the time we arrived at our hotel, we were starving for some delicious Italian dinner (the water bus took…