Italy and Greece Day 1: DC to Boston to London

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

July 2, 2024 From Terminal E at Logan Airport in Boston … It’s been a couple of years since my last international travel to Israel, so it’s good…

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Italy and Greece Day 2: London to Milan to Venice

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

July 3, 2024 On the bus from Milan to Venice … The Boston Logan departure of British Airways Flight 212 was delayed a couple of hours on Tuesday…

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Italy and Greece Day 3: Venice

Thursday, July 4, 2024

July 4, 2024 After a couple of days getting here, we begin our first full day of sightseeing. Breakfast is at the hotel at 7 AM, then we…

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Italy and Greece Day 4: Venice to Florence

Friday, July 5, 2024

July 5, 2024 Breakfast is at the hotel. I’m not a breakfast person. At all. But I’m not complaining about starting the day with a fresh-baked croissant, a…

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Italy and Greece Day 5: Florence

Saturday, July 6, 2024

July 6, 2024 With iconic landmarks like the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, and Michelangelo’s David, Florence is a Renaissance gem distinguished for its art, architecture, and cultural heritage….

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Italy and Greece Day 6: Florence to Rome

Sunday, July 7, 2024

July 7, 2024 Yesterday we left the hotel at 8:30a and didn’t get back until 8p. A very enjoyable day learning about the history of the city and…

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Italy and Greece Day 7: Rome

Monday, July 8, 2024

July 8, 2024 While enjoying a cocktail at Pimm’s Good Restaurant … A shorter post today because we are on the move all day. We leave the Cardinal…

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Italy and Greece Day 8: Rome to Sorrento

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

July 9, 2024 From the patio bar of the Hotel Central Park in Sorrento … Today is an earlier start. We’re leaving Rome to spend the day in…

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Italy and Greece Day 9: Sorrento to Patras

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

July 10, 2024 From the port of Bari, Italy … Yesterday was a complex day of travel. Leaving Rome by bus on a three-hour ride to Naples. Taking…

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Italy and Greece Day 10: Patras to Tolo

Thursday, July 11, 2024

July 11, 2024 From bus about an hour outside of Tolo, Greece … The overnight ferry is an adventure! I share a cabin with Brad and Juan. It’s…

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Italy and Greece Day 11: Tolo to Athens

Friday, July 12, 2024

July 12, 2024 From the Hermes Hotel in Athens … Tolo is a gorgeous small seaside town. Last night, after a late dinner, we walk down to the…

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Italy and Greece Day 12: Athens

Saturday, July 13, 2024

July 13, 2024 From the Hermes Hotel rooftop terrace … It’s extremely hot here in Athens, so today the schedule is a little lighter. After breakfast at the…

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Italy and Greece Day 13: Cape Sounion

Sunday, July 14, 2024

July 14, 2024 From the Central Hotel Terrace Bar in Athens … It’s Sunday and we’ve been at this for almost two weeks! There is a certain routine…

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Italy and Greece Day 14: Mykonos

Monday, July 15, 2024

July 15, 2025 From Katerina’s Cocktail Bar in Little Venice, Mykonos … After an early breakfast and checkout at the Hermes Hotel, we’re on the bus with our…

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Italy and Greece (and Türkiye!) Day 15: Kusadasi and Patmos

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

July 16, 2026 From the island of Patmos … It’s nearly 10p by the time we’re back on board the Celestyal Discovery and have a late snack for…

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