Spring is almost here which means one thing: fab, Spring getaways are on deck! Whether you want to go away for a weekend or take a week in the middle of May, you will certainly find a spot on this list that catches your eye. Read on for more!
We want to welcome guest blogger, Mercae Benge, from The Upper Left Culture. She has lived in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA for her whole life so it only fit for her to write about the top 4 spots that you MUST visit before you die. The Pacific Northwest appeals to all walks of travelers, so take a peek and add these spots to your list!
When I shared my new year's resolutions with you, I mentioned that I wanted to travel more. Well, that started this month when I enjoyed a South Florida weekend. There was nothing better than jetting down to West Palm Beach to bask in the warm weather after a busy holiday season!
It's never too early to start thinking of your summer travel destinations and if you have yet to visit the idyllic and not to mention super fabulous Greek islands you don't know what you are missing. In my new series, Destination Greece-The Greek Islands Edit, I will be givng you a monthly dose of sunswept islands to visit and fall in love with. There are 6000 islands in Greece but only 227 of them are inhabited. That's a bunch of amazing destinations that are just waiting to be discovered From the well known islands of Mykonos and Santorini to the lesser known islands like Astypalea and Nisyros, we have a lot of ground to cover-literally..let's make 2017 the year you fall in love....with Greece!
It is no surprise that we at The Sophisticato love to travel. Unfortunately, depending on the season, traveling can be more difficult at times. I put together a winter travel do's and don'ts list for you to keep in mind while you are getting ready for your next winter getaway. Happy travels!
Athens is a nothing short of a paradox. A city steeped in history and tradition with a heartbeat in the city center that literally sends her lightning pulse out into all of the surrounding neighborhoods and towns. While I can be viewed as slightly bias because of my Greek roots I am pretty sure that not many people would disagree that Athens truly is an amazing city. From the winding streets that weave their paths through Plaka and Thisseio at the foot of the Acropolis, to the lofty Northern suburbs of Kifissia, and Politiea, down to the southern beach towns of Glyfada, Voula, and Vouliagmeni, Athens has something to offer everyone. If you fancy getting out of town, you can take a 2-hour drive outside of Athens towards the mountainside town of Arachova. If you prefer a seaside escape you can drive out towards Cape Sounio. One thing is for sure though, Athens does not disappoint when it comes to nightlife, restaurants, cafe's and sheer entertainment. Check out my top picks for places to see and be seen in one of my favorite cities in the world...
When it comes to vacationing in Greece your mind probably automatically wanders to images of endless blue waters and skies, sun, sea, sand, and those beautiful white washed buildings and bright blue colored domes. And you would be right about all of it....in the summertime. What you may not know is that Greece also has some pretty amazing winter destinations as well. If this is surprising to you, you are definitley not alone. Greece is such a popular summertime destination that tourism during the winter months is often treated like an afterthought. Think mountains and lakes, snow, and ski areas, private guest houses and chalets nestled into the hills of little villages steeped in history and anqitquity. From Arachova to Zagoraxwria to Ioannina and beyond check out what's on tap this winter in Greece...
I have spent a lot of time in Philadelphia - shopping, eating and, well, more eating! Since I have tested out so many spots, I put together a list of places to check out when you are deciding where to dine in Philadelphia. There are options for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner - let's get dining!
So happy to have teamed up with Clarissa from The View From Here Is blog out in Boulder, Colorado. We decided to trade places and develop 48 Hour Travel Guides for our home cities. Clarissa hails from Boulder, Colorado and is definitley the expert when it comes to what to do, where to hang out, and how to have a really great time. She wrote an amazingly thorough travel guide with recommendations galore of what to do, where to eat and drink, of course, and she also included some great snippets of history regarding the city and most importantly how to just have a really great time if your travel plans take you out West. I had no idea that Boulder, CO had a "sister city" in Tajikstan!!! Who knew? Read on for all about Boulder Colorado!!! You're up Clarissa!!
Travel. We all LOVE to do it when we can. We LOVE it when we arrive, we LOVE spending our days touring, exploring, enjoying, and of course relaxing and getting away from it all. We LOVE seeing new places, people, and things. We do not LOVE the planning aspect, the getting there, the missed or worse yet, cancelled flights and inevitable headaches that this can cause. We do not LOVE leaving EVER and we are always looking forward to the time that we will be able to take that next vacation. Well, online boutique travel company Shefari will make you LOVE travel planning again. Why? There are so many reasons. Read on to fall back in LOVE with it all.
Traveling is one of the best ways to destress - the only issue is that the art of traveling can sometimes be stressful. In order to make the time from pressing book to the time when you are boarding your plane stress free, I am sharing some of my top stress free travel tips.