Travel

My Big Fat Greek Family Vacation, Part 2

Well, here we go again. My father made an announcement at Thanksgiving that the family would be going to Greece in 2020.  He would provide the accommodations, the rest of us just need to get there. We will be visiting the island of Andros, the same island my great grandmother was born on and the […]

The New GEM of Cairo

The New GEM of Cairo

I’ve always said that one of the most amazing experiences of my life was standing under the Great Pyramid in the burial chamber and contemplating the mass sitting over my head. The trip we took to Egypt is simply one of my proudest travel moments. The Pyramids were great but the treasures were long since […]

Traveling Companions

Traveling Companions

We’ll keep this post short since it’s the holidays and many of us have better things to do than read a travel blog. You see on occasion on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram people like to take fun photos of paper cut-outs or coffee cups from their favorite shop or stuffed animals in the location they […]

The Upscale Apartment Experience with a Major Hotelier

The Upscale Apartment Experience with a Major Hotelier

You now have an upscale way to travel if you want your privacy and the service a large hotel chain can provide. After a five-month pilot program earlier this year, Marriott International has created Tribute Portfolio Homes. The undertaking in conjunction with private home rental company Hostmaker started offering private rental properties in London this […]

A Better Way to Sleep at an Airport

A Better Way to Sleep at an Airport

You know that travel can be exhausting, especially when it involves air travel. The common sight of people, often indignantly sprawled out on the hard carpet or across a row of seats in a terminal is something we have grown used to. A company called Sleepbox wants to give you a place where you can […]

Veterans Day: Remembrance and Respect

I was raised by two children of the 1960s peace movement in America. My parents protested the Vietnam War war and were tear-gassed and arrested in protests in Washington, DC. I’ve always described my mother’s belief system as more similar to Quaker than Greek Orthodox. It is no surprise then that the children they raised […]

A Big Name in Hotels is Going Smaller

Motto by Hilton is the newest Hilton Hotels brand. The Hilton company is almost 100 years old and is seeking new ways to diversify its brand in an effort to reach a broader traveling audience. “Hilton prides itself on being a leader in the hospitality industry and evolving with the needs of our guests,” said […]