Charleston: Summer 2018

Although summer might not be the best time to visit Charleston in terms of the weather, there is always plenty to see and do in the sunshine. During my last summer visit, I took a carriage ride with former prosecutor Jared Mogil. Our route took us along the battery and throughout Charleston's historic downtown district. One … Continue reading Charleston: Summer 2018

Adventures in Greece: Part V

Santorini isn't just home to beautiful whitewashed houses and volcanic landscapes, it is also the home of the Santorini Brewing Company! The brewery can be visited daily during the summer, and they are a short bus ride away from the central bus station in Thira. At the brewery, the staff are happy to explain the … Continue reading Adventures in Greece: Part V

Adventures in Greece: Part IV

One of the perks of our quiet lovely hotel was breakfast included, overlooking the pool area. A traditional Greek breakfast is simple with yogurt, fruit, and coffee. With a view like this, what more do you need? Thira is the main town on the island of Santorini. You might recognize the Three Bells Of Fira … Continue reading Adventures in Greece: Part IV

Adventures in Greece: Part III

From Athens, our Greece adventures continued to the Cycladic islands. Although there are plenty of ferry boats, both fast and slow, to Santorini, we decided to fly in order to maximize our time there. Another strategic planning choice was staying outside the smaller town of Oia, at the Ambelia Villas, instead of staying in the larger … Continue reading Adventures in Greece: Part III

Adventures in Greece: Part II

  Waking up early in Athens, our goal was to explore the ancient sites. First stop, the Acropolis! The center of ancient Athens, the Acropolis has always been a scared place. While most know the iconic Parthenon, there are many other monuments and structures throughout the park. On the walk to the top, you pass … Continue reading Adventures in Greece: Part II

Adventures in Greece: Part I

Light acquires a transcendental quality: it is not the light of the Mediterranean alone, it is something more, something unfathomable, something holy. Here the light penetrates directly to the soul, opens the door and windows of the heart, makes on naked, exposed, isolated in a metaphysical bliss which makes everything clear without being known. No … Continue reading Adventures in Greece: Part I

Restaurant Review: Cheeseboat BK

Nestled in the heart of bustling Williamsburg is Cheeseboat, an authentic Georgian (the country, not the state) restaurant, offering some of Brooklyn's cheesiest crab-loaded dishes. The female-lead restaurant is a cozy space with delicious food. We started with the Vegetarian Cuatro Dip, four different dips served with bread. Out of the smoky eggplant spread, beet & herb … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Cheeseboat BK

Cherry Blossoms and Culinary Adventures in DC

This past spring, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. as the Cherry Blossoms were in full bloom on the National Mall. These beautiful trees were a gift to the US from Japan in 1912. When the trees bloom in the spring, it is a spectacular sight to behold. It was a beautiful … Continue reading Cherry Blossoms and Culinary Adventures in DC

Winter Weekend in Charleston: Part II

And the adventures in Charleston continue! Late Saturday afternoon, we visited the Akien-Rhett House for a tour of an historic Charleston home. Built in 1820, the Aiken-Rhett House is a preserved antebellum townhouse complete with outbuildings and grounds. What makes this tour unique among other house tours is that it hasn’t been refurbished and repaired, … Continue reading Winter Weekend in Charleston: Part II

Winter Weekend in Charleston: Part I

Doesn’t every weekend story start with a great brunch? A few weekends ago, I took a quick trip down to Charleston with friends, our intended goal to eat and drink all of the things. I think we made pretty good progress towards that. We started our chilly Saturday morning in Charleston with the Pappas driving … Continue reading Winter Weekend in Charleston: Part I