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. I’ve lived here for eight years now and I am still in awe of Greece’s obvious and hidden beauties. I adore traveling across Europe which has an amazing tangle of cultures, languages and sights to explore.
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What I Do
I have to travel. Not only is it what I love to do, it’s part of my job. I’m an author, travel writer and journalist based here in Greece. Born and raised in New York, I have adopted Athens as my second home.
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.
My work has been published in top travel media including CNN Travel, CNN International, Lonely Planet, The Telegraph (hotel reviews), Forbes, Fodor’s, Wine Enthusiast and a variety of lifestyle magazines. I freelance as a travel content marketing writer, and I also take on content projects for select clients at BlogSmart.
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.
To help support Greece as the beautiful travel destination that she is, I co-founded Travel Bloggers Greece. It is the first network of Greece-based travel bloggers that cover Greece as a travel destination.
If you are interested in collaborating with me check out my Work With Me page and/or download my media kit here.
Efharisto/Thank you for stopping by!
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.
In the States, I worked as a newspaper reporter, television reporter and in corporate communications.
I love shih tzus and Persian cats. Automatic smile!
Dark chocolate is my thing.
However, I don’t like Nutella. I know, and I live in Europe. They douse Nutella on everything here…
I love languages. If I wasn’t a journalist/writer, I’d think I would’ve liked to be a linguist.
Yes, I speak Greek. Love the language. I try my best! It’s all about the try.
I am fascinated by European castles. Also, I never met an a Euro cobblestoned old town I didn’t like.
I frequent Serifos island a lot. It’s our Greek island where we have a spitaki.
Our — as in Stefanos (my partner who is Greek). I’ll mention him from time to time. He’s my number one fan. He’s my official travel blogging assistant and enjoys toting my camera gear around. He’s also a handy translator when the going gets tough.
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 running, photography, watching movies, reading novels, catching up on the New Yorker (my favorite magazine), meeting friends over coffee and brunch and trying to figure out which cafe has the best moccachinos in town.
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 U.S.) 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. 😉
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