SOI fo snoitcelfeR | Reflections of IOS

Starring the long and odd swimming pool at Erego Beach Club! …and a statue that features a partial likeness of the island’s homegrown poet, Homer! …and water that looks like this! so without further a-blue, have yourself a read. And yeah, it might take a little while…what did you think this was, some kind of party? Advertisements Continue reading SOI fo snoitcelfeR | Reflections of IOS

Okay Lindsay Lohan, You Can Go Home. Now.

Editor’s note: this overdue rant putting little Lindsay in her place, wherever that is, was originally meant for television, but the Internet lasts longer, and requires less make-up. Forget about the rumors of cocaine and drugs (ok so, where I went to high school we didn’t really think of coke as a drug, but that’s life in what was to become Kardashian country, Calabasas), or … Continue reading Okay Lindsay Lohan, You Can Go Home. Now.

ATHENS 5:34AM AND THE ISLAND OF I.

Things you notice in Athens at 5:34 in the morning on a semi-random Tuesday in August. Or maybe Wednesday. (probably a hot day, anyway…) I smell bread. I see a seagull. That car is going way too fast. Does a motorcycle really need to make so much noise? Who still jogs? A policeman slathering on suntan lotion rather languorously. It’s too early to contemplate the … Continue reading ATHENS 5:34AM AND THE ISLAND OF I.

4 Ways to Travel in Israel Free

For almost as long as I’ve been traveling to Israel, and certainly when I lived there, prospective visitors have asked me the same question: where should I go? The answer to that question depends of course on what your chief interests are, but is often followed by whether you should travel independently or book a tour. To which I respond, Would you book a tour … Continue reading 4 Ways to Travel in Israel Free

24 Hours at Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort in Rethymno, Crete

Crete is an island as unnerving and necessary as love. Tough though it can be come summertime to dodge the heat-seeking hordes from the north, it’s still a worthwhile place to while a way a week or more to get a feel for Greece beyond its wonderful but cramped capital and the by-now cliche Greek islands like Santorini and whatever flavor-of-the-month isle as anointed by … Continue reading 24 Hours at Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort in Rethymno, Crete