Cretan Food

Cuisine is one of the most important aspects of any culture, and it’s no different here in Crete. As I’m sure you’ve heard many times, Mediterranean food is one of the most [...]

Tavernas – More than a Place to Eat

Tavernas date back to the time of Aristotle – as far back as the 4th Century! They were and remain a meeting place or a community hub in Greece. Tavernas are most lively in the evening [...]

Water Everywhere

I remember as a kid having to learn the names of all the bodies of water around the world and never really mastering it. Now, I come to the Mediterranean and it’s even more difficult. The [...]

Pendamodi: A Cretan Village

The village of Pendamodi lies about 30 minutes southwest of Heraklion, the current capital of Crete. Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. [...]

Back in Greece!

Last fall, Florian and I spent three weeks in Greece touring Athens, the Peloponnese, Santorini, Mykonos, Hydra, and finally the island of Crete. Florian lived on Crete 50 – yes 50 – [...]

Athens and Beyond

In September 2021, Florian and I set off for a grand trip to Greece. We were questioned by friends and family about traveling with Covid still very active, but we followed our hunches that with [...]

Still Fishin’…

For my 70th birthday (now over a year ago), my husband and I spent a heavenly three days with Nick Streit in Taos – one of our favorite places to visit and fish. Who can argue with the [...]

No Bad Days in “the Bob”

This summer provided lots of opportunities to hang out in the wilderness in the amazing west. The American wilderness means many things to many people but it has been defined in the Wilderness [...]