Home » Archives by category » Destinations (Page 33)
Washington DC Cherry Blossoms Cruise
Apr 7

Washington DC Cherry Blossoms Cruise
By Vicky

  This March 27th marked the 100th anniversary of the cherry blossoms. A gift of the Japanese to deepen the friendship between both nations, the 2000 trees line the perimeter of the Tidal Basin and are in full bloom in the spring. With the bloom…

Pizzeria Paradiso DC Restaurant Review
Mar 26

Pizzeria Paradiso DC Restaurant Review
By Dave

Overall Experience: After lunch at Ping Pong as well as a stroll through African Art  Vicky and I finished the day (and weekend) having dinner with our mutual friends Ryan and Sarah. We have not seen them in quite some time and it was good to catch up….

Ping Pong DC Restaurant Review
Mar 6

Ping Pong DC Restaurant Review
By Dave

  Overall Experience: Vicky and I embarked on a sunny, Sunday afternoon to have lunch with my coworker and friend Teerna. She recommended Dim Sum in the heart of DC, Dupont Circle at Ping Pong Restaurant. As Vicky and I have not had many lunch…

Jordan – Wadi Rum Desert
Feb 8

Jordan – Wadi Rum Desert
By Vicky

With our 5:30am wake up call we were ready in minutes and out the door with our backpacks (we had left our suitcases as Sasha’s grandmother’s in Jerusalem). Next stop Wadi Rum – the red sand desert. We had heard there was a 6:30am bus…

Jordan – The Ancient City of Petra
Jan 31

Jordan – The Ancient City of Petra
By Vicky

Truth be told it’s been a while since my trip to Jordan. One and a half years to be exact. But the memories are still so fresh in my mind that it’s not too late to share them now. Although I haven’t been everywhere I…

Greece Diros Caves – Kardamyli Then Messene Ruins
Nov 20

Greece Diros Caves – Kardamyli Then Messene Ruins
By Dave

Post By Dave with [commentary in italics in brackets by Vicky] The last day was just as packed as the first. We woke up early and made our way down the rocky slopes to Diros Caves – underground caves [of stalagmites and stalactites] through which they ferry…

Greece, Sparta – This is Sparta! (And Mystras)
Nov 20

Greece, Sparta – This is Sparta! (And Mystras)
By Vicky

Post By Vicky with [commentary in italics in brackets by Dave] Beautiful Bourtzi My day to drive [buckles seat belt]. First stop – the beach. Nothing like a casual morning swim to start off the day. No time to lose tanning though. We had lots to…

Greece, Corinth – Making Our Way To Mycenae, Argos And Nafplio
Nov 20

Greece, Corinth – Making Our Way To Mycenae, Argos And Nafplio
By Dave

Post By Dave [with commentary in italics in brackets by Vicky] Rental Regrets? On day 6 we had wheels. Wheels to get us from Athens to Corinth and beyond. We woke up early and made our way to the Acropolis Rent a Car agency (2…

Greece, Athens – More Monuments!
Nov 20

Greece, Athens – More Monuments!
By Vicky

Post By Vicky with [commentary in italics in brackets by Dave] Everything went according to plan…or did it? Day 5 started with a plan that suddenly needed to be restructured. The plan was to take the metro up to the National Archaeological Museum, somewhat in…

Greece, Athens – Conquering The Capital
Nov 20

Greece, Athens – Conquering The Capital
By Vicky

Post By Vicky [with commentary in italics in brackets by Dave] With only 2 days in Athens we knew we didn’t have time to wander around at a snail’s pace [is she calling me a snail?]. Skipping breakfast we set off to climb Filiapapos hill. We…