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Odeion of Herodes Atticus, one of two theaters on the south hill of the Acropolis

Ancient Greek Theater for Modern Athens

England has Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, the great theater tradition of the RSC and National Theaters, of John Gielgud and Judi Dench. But of course Shakespeare didn’t invent tragedies or theatrical performances. The Greeks were describing their world through theater long before. You can barely stumble up to the Parthenon in Athens’ Acropolis without first seeing a […]

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Win Tripit Pro for a Year

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Tripit Pro is one of our very favorite apps for keeping us organized on the road. From simple record keeping of where we’ve been, and where we’re going next, to keeping track of points programs, and airline gate changes, connection info, alternative flights when you miss […]

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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME London Theatre

The Two Best Reasons to Go to London

We’ve said it before, but one of our very favorite landing places is London. There’s (obviously) a lot to London. But you can pretty much keep the Tower and London Bridge and the Tate Modern as far as I’m concerned. For me, there are two reasons to come to London: the British Museum and the […]

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Crowd Source: Have Eurail Pass. Where To?

As part of the TBEX (Travel Bloggers’ Exchange) conference in Athens, Greece, this month, Eurail decided to select a few travel writers to ride the rails with a Eurail Pass. Travel Past 50 wins! Yes, Tom and I were selected to start a rail trip now and make our way around Europe however we’d like. […]

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Paros Island Greece

A Glimpse of Paros Island, Greece

What we have here in Paros are a lot of rocks. Imagination may be required. Paros, one of Greece’s Cyclades Islands, is also one of the closest to Athens, about four hours with Blue Star Ferry (€35). Ferry service is twice daily, even in shoulder season, and continues to Naxos, Ios, and Santorini. That suited […]

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