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Sand and Sustenance, Our Highlights of Mykonos

Whitney had researched Mykonos from the day we booked this trip and made a plan (of course Prue had her wishes too, but they sorted it all out before we arrived).  The goal became to see as many of the beaches as we could and stop at a few highly recommended restaurants along the way.  Our friends Prue and...

Santorini: Arriving on the rocky dusty runway is a bit misleading…

Whitney is on Skype late in the evening (matching time zones with her friend Prue in Sydney, Australia) when I hear her say, “We should meet you two in Greece, we have a couple weeks of vacation so it would be perfect.”  My ears perk up and then the wheels start turning.  It’s time to plan our next trip…our...

Recife, Will the Rain Ever Stop?

We landed in Recife and the sun was shining. We took a taxi from the airport to Recife Monte Hotel located a few blocks from the Boa Viagem beach. During the drive we saw this clash of the society of many parts of Brazil more clearly. Rundown buildings were intermixed between the nicer and newer buildings throughout the city....

Manaus: Welcome to the Jungle

Flying across Brazil, we see the lush green landscapes extending to the horizon. The sun is truly shining as the plane touches down on the runway at Manaus’ Eduardo Gomez International Airport. It is a very small, but newly renovated/rebuilt for this World Cup. Somehow we are nearly the first out the door of the terminal and I get...