Planning a trip to Greece and don’t know where to start? Maybe you’ve been to Greece and want to come back and want to see more. Love the idea of exploring Europe? Then, you have come to the right place!
That’s how this blog was born. I started it in 2012 as a creative outlet to share travel stories and insights from my perspective as an expat local. For years, I traveled across Europe which has an amazing tangle of cultures, languages and sights to explore.
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What I Do
I was living in Athens, Greece for almost eight years. Although I moved back to the United States in 2017, I still consider Athens as my second home. We’ve been through so much!
My work has been published in top travel media including CNN Travel, CNN International, BBC, Lonely Planet, The Telegraph (hotel reviews), Forbes, Fodor’s, Wine Enthusiast and a variety of lifestyle magazines. I am a proud member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), an organization of the most experienced and influential journalists in the travel industry.
As a writer, I focus on two niches which are tech and travel. You can find a portfolio of my work on my website www.marissatejada.com
Living in Europe also inspired me to write Chasing Athens, a women’s fiction novel, which was published in 2014 and has been ranked on a few Amazon Best Seller lists.
You can also check out my writing portfolio here.
Some other stuff about me —>
I’m a proud New Yorker. I was born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island. A’hem. Strong Island.
I earned a B.A. in journalism from Ithaca College in upstate New York.
I love shih tzus and Persian cats. Automatic smile!
Dark chocolate is my thing.
I am fascinated by European castles. Also, I never met an a Euro cobblestoned old town I didn’t like.
Yes, I speak Greek. Love the language.
One travel goal of mine is to visit all of the countries in Europe.
I’m in love with every Greek beach.
My hobbies include getting outdoors, photography, watching movies, reading novels, going to theater performances, catching up on the New Yorker (my favorite magazine).
I play the flute and wish I had more time to practice. Once upon a time, I played the organ. If I could learn a third instrument, I’d go for piano.
Writing my second novel is on my big “to do” list.
Yes, I am that television reporter playing myself (I used to work as a TV journalist) in the best Hollywood Christmas movie ever made: Four Christmases.
A snippet of my short lived role in Hollywood below. Plays worldwide every holiday season. 😉
Back in the States but Forever in Europe
Where am I now? I moved back to the U.S. in 2017. I live in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest in Seattle, Washington where I work as a communications professional and content creator. I am still dedicated to keeping up this blog about my travels throughout the world. So stay tuned and subscribe.
I also freelance as a writer for tech companies, travel brands and media outlets. You can check out my writing and communications project portfolio here.
After my amazing experience living abroad, I must say that traveling Greece and traveling Europe will always be a part of my life.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy reading Travel Greece, Travel Europe.
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