Greece

Today’s Tours of Ancient Knossos

Today’s Tours of Ancient Knossos

The first time I visited Greece back in the late 90s there were only a few places on my must-visit list: Athens, Santorini and the Palace of Knossos archeological site on the island of Crete. I had been fascinated by the Minoan civilization for much of my young life.  The idea that a sophisticated Greek […]

The Greeks

The Greeks

We live to explore here at No Kids, Will Travel. Amanda and I always want to soak up some of the culture of a place we visit. We usually do that by visiting a museum or an archaeological park or taking a walking tour. We visit the past as often as we can because it’s one […]

How to Choose a Date for Easter

We’ve been telling you all about Greek Orthodox Easter for the last four years, and this year will be no different. If you’re new to our blog you might be asking, “Easter? Wasn’t Easter a couple of weeks ago?” The answer is both yes and no. Easter is celebrated on different dates depending on whether […]

A Tale of Tastes

A Tale of Tastes

We talk a lot about getting an authentic travel experience by getting to know the places and people of the culture we’re visiting, but we don’t always live up to that standard. The biggest example for me is food. I like what I like and there isn’t much else to say.  Still, I’m willing to try anything, […]

Taking Home (a Little) More than Memories

Taking Home (a Little) More than Memories

There are many schools of thought when it comes to souvenirs. Some ascribe to the “take only memories, leave only footprints” mentality, others don’t feel like a trip is complete without a major purchase. Like most people, I fall around the middle of that spectrum. I won’t buy a trinket just to have it. In […]

Greece: In and Out of Ruins

Greece: In and Out of Ruins

Once again Greece shouts “oxi!” (no), and it sends shivers through Europe. This time it’s not taking the moral high ground by saying no to Mussolini and the fascists, it’s to the European Union and the repayment of its debts. I’m not a going to get into the details (and this is most certainly not a financial blog), […]

Romantic Places in My Mind

Romantic Places in My Mind

The 14th of February is coming up fast and it has me reminiscing about some of the more romantic places we’ve visited. So, here they are in no particular order. I remember one of my first times visiting Greece and the island of Ios, where the great poet Homer is buried. I climbed up the rocky hill across […]