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Partial view of the Iguazu falls in Argentina.

Trip to Argentina

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In July 2019, Eva and her 10 year old son Michael, set out for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Argentina; a country best known for its diverse landscapes from the glaciers…

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Velvet, the author, by the wall of a Medieval fortress in Monemvasia. In the background, the castle town of Monemvasia and the Aegean Sea.

Monemvasia, a Greek Medieval Castle Town

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From afar, it looks like a rocky “iceberg” with some rugged cliffs. It is however, one of the most impressive places in Greece. Righteously so, Monemvasia, the Greek Medieval castle…

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View of the main pool and central building of Grecotel Lux Me Rhodos after sunset hours.

Grecotel Lux Me Rhodos :: Escape To Good Living

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Early this July, George and I along with our two children, took four days off to visit Rhodos (or Rhodes) in the Dodecanese Sea, home to some of the most…

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View of Lake Lugano

Lugano | A Day’s Visit Highlights

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While in Milan this April for the Salone del Mobile, we decided to head north to Lugano, a city on the southern end of Switzerland bordering Italy. Our base was…

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View from above of Porto Katsiki. Image by Velvet Karatzas.

Lefkada :: The Easy-Going Ionian Paradise

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Last summer, we were lucky enough to visit once more, one of our favorite islands on the Ionion Archipelago – Lefkada. It remains one of the less touristy Greek islands…

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View of the Prague Castle after sunset hours.

10 Cool Things to Do In Prague on a Long Weekend

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A new year has just rolled in and I’m eager for more design talks, inspiration and a whole lot more travel insights. Therefore, this year’s first post is about a…

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Gorgeous! An idyllic view of the pools and the sea shore at sunset hours. The shadows of the palm trees reflect upon the pool's water.

A Weekend Treat :: Grecotel Olympia Riviera Resort and Aqua Park

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Today I want to share with you one of our little getaways. We treated ourselves and went to Grecotel’s Olympia Riviera and Aqua Park for a long weekend, in an all…

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An old mill in the foreground and the Aegean Sea in the background. View from Amorgos.

My Biggest Travel Flop

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Years back, while traveling to Santorini I happened to read a great article in a travel magazine but sadly I can’t recall its title or author. It was about the…

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Partial view of the one end of the Batsi beach cove.

Andros :: My Favorite Summer Weekend Getaway Destination

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Last weekend we were planning to have a getaway to one of my favorite destinations – Andros. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it, but I still keep daydreaming about it. Fingers…

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View of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco U.S.

San Francisco :: The Bay City

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For many, San Francisco is the place to be! It is the place you want to see while visiting California and for so many it is the city that you…

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