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Are you planning a trip to Rome with teenagers? Then this post is for you! Every time we visit a new place we have to do a little homework first. What to see, where to stay, where and what to eat, how we will move around? In this post I will share with you a most valuable tip that will make you move around the eternal city as if you were a local! Reading time: 7 min One and a half years ago I visited Rome for the second time. This last trip was a family get away for four. We stumbled upon many obstacles but we finally made it. The destination was highly requested from our boys! It was quite convenient for us also since we already had an idea of what to expect. Even the sound of the word “Rome” came as a gift for me.…

You think that you don’t know your city well? At least not as well as you know the last city you’ve travelled abroad? What if I asked you to tell a tourist what and where are the best things to do and see in your city? Are you sure you can do that? If not so sure, this post is for you! After I returned from my second trip in Rome about 1 1/2 ago, I felt I knew everything about that city! It was a family trip (our kids were at the time 12,5 and 14 years old. It was their second trip abroad (first 4 years ago in Berlin). Thank god they are “travel junkies” and they like to wander around cities and walk, walk , walk… Of course there is a limit to that! In Rome we walked endlessly. It’s a city very easy to walk…

Last Saturday I became a “special tourist”! SPECIAL TOURIST??? What’s that? I was a wine tourist at Nemea in Peloponnese. I visited Lafazanis’ Winery in Ancient Kleones. I ‘ve never been a wine tourist before in my life. I have never participated in any kind of special touristic activity before, apart from the “rebel-tourism” of my youth! Since you showed up to my blog, which is a great honor for me, let me give you some useful information. According to the Encyclopedia of Tourism of 2016, and in my own translation (please keep that in mind, I‘m not a native speaker-I do my best): Special interest tourism is any kind of entertainment trip on which the targeted activity dominates and determines the selection of the destination From this point of view, I was a Wine tourist last Weekend. Our trip was specifically organized to visit Lafazanis’ winery…

As you can already understand, I’m about to take a short trip. It’s a one day trip. I love that kind of short trips. They are easy to organize and nothing is actually difficult to set up. You don’t have time to get board in case you don’t like the destination (you have time to quarrel though-so be careful!) and practically nothing to worry about. Those trips are perfect if you want to relax, decompress yourself from harsh everyday life. They leave you with the sweetest taste that makes you think ‘Wow! That was easy, we can do it again very soon!” If you’re lucky and nothing sudden gets in your way you WILL do it again soon. That’s how life becomes happier, full of possibilities and chances of calmness. I travel often this way the last years that my wallet is small and travelling abroad is not quite easy.…

This unexpected love peacefully intruded my life last August 2018. I will always remember that day for two reasons. First reason is that this was the first trip I ever made since I became a mother leaving my boys alone back in Athens. Of course,telephone checks were often by their grandfather who also lives in Athens, but, practically they stayed alone and slept in an apartment well locked, resembling to a fort! You can easily understand, that Poros Island is combined in my mind with this sudden “slap” that all parents face at some point that says: “That was it! They’ve grown up!” Second reason for whitch Poros will always stay vivid in my memory is that it was a real surprise! I have visited Poros island twice before last time. Fist time somewhere back in my childhood, while taking a daily cruise with my mother to see the islands…