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trav·er [trəˈvər] v. to cross over (origin: French)
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Exploring Madeira is the stuff of Instagram influencers. This dreamy island has plenty of natural landscapes and picturesque views to see. Many people will choose to rent a car to get around the island, and this is certainly an easy option. But for us, I prefer being driven by a local that knows the roadways…
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While Oia remains a popular destination for anyone heading to Santorini, some of the smaller towns on the island deserve just as much attention. Megalochori is one such spot, a quaint historic village on the eastern part of the island filled with narrow cobblestone streets, vineyards, and adorable authentic restaurants. Just south of Fira (another…
There are several different ferry companies that operate between the islands and Athens. Depending on your dates and destinations, it’s sometimes cheaper and faster to book a flight (like Aegean) to an island, so it’s best to research your options beforehand on both Google Flights and Ferryhopper. For us, we ended up taking a quick…
A common recommendation for Mykonos (and Santorini) is to rent an ATV to get around the island. This is because there are fewer than 30 taxis on the entire island, so hailing a cab can be difficult. (For this reason I also recommend pre-booking your airport or port transfers.) Getting the ATV You don’t necessarily…