Vang Vieng Town and Vilayvong Guest House

The next stop on our whirlwind tour of this area of Laos was a small town where we stayed in a Guest House called the Vilayvong. Check it out here: Located close to the river there were numerous water sports to participate in around the corner. Waterfalls, swimming, kayaking, and tubing can be purchased… Continue reading Vang Vieng Town and Vilayvong Guest House

Nostalgia …the ‘old’ blog site…

This blog is dedicated to all those who travel, either by themselves, with others, or from the comfort of their armchairs. It is intended to inspire, excite, educate, and promote knowledge. It can be a lifeline to the world around us and an outlet for the adventurer. I hope it will chronicle many a cultural… Continue reading Nostalgia …the ‘old’ blog site…

The Sunset Beach Hotel

Another 'feels-like-home' family run hotel, the Sunset Beach Hotel, has been a favorite of ours since we stumbled upon it in 2012. It is one of the best run, most well kept, and beautiful hotels in Greece and just a short drive from Athens. The winding street coming into the small town of Xiropigado gives… Continue reading The Sunset Beach Hotel

Akrogiali Hotel and the Aegean Blue Doors

There are places in the world where, as soon as you enter, you know you have come home! As we walked tiredly through the Aegean blue front doors into the Akrogiali Hotel we knew we had found another home. Our host Pearsa and her mom Irenei were there to welcome us with open arms and… Continue reading Akrogiali Hotel and the Aegean Blue Doors

The Drive to Kalloni Bay Hotel

The drive from Petra to Kalloni Bay was beautiful. Some nice mountains and some beautiful seaside. Check out the route:,+Petra+811+09/Eresos/Hotel+Kalloni+Bay,+Skala+Kallonis/@39.2297277,25.9286438,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m20!4m19!1m5!1m1!1s0x14ba9a7d1371c01b:0x1ccf2e3287d15afe!2m2!1d26.181586!2d39.334566!1m5!1m1!1s0x14bac6b8300c8bed:0x93a8cbad4e011836!2m2!1d25.9341525!2d39.1704792!1m5!1m1!1s0x14ba925f047fe5bb:0xb49a9e39be1a3b15!2m2!1d26.2033305!2d39.2070427!3e0?hl=en The Hotel Kalloni Bay was easy to find and located in an absolutely beautiful spot. We arrived and checked in with the very friendly hotel front desk clerk Pepi. This amazing lady greeted… Continue reading The Drive to Kalloni Bay Hotel

Glorious Greece

Yes, we are soon heading back to one of our favorite places...Greece. This trip will take us to some of the best seaside hotels in Greece and some of the best food! We plan to follow the "labours of Heracles" as laid out in the ancient myths so we will be travelling by car and… Continue reading Glorious Greece