I've learned a lesson traveling: I need a combination of adventure and relaxation, both.
Being constantly on the run isn't a vacation - it's work.
And staying tethered to a single place, well, the opportunity costs are much too high.
So whenever I plan a trip, I include tons of new sites (adventure) but tuck in 2-3 days at a "home base" (relaxation). Our home base in Greece? The place I'd always dreamt of going that inspired this whole trip: Santorini!
Our room's the one on the right overlooking the pool.
We were steps away from this gorgeous church in Oia's central square.
But by lunch she was happy, trying on my souvenir earrings.
This was my favorite hangout, Atlantis Books, run by some ex-pats (the one I met was from Belgium).
#1 book store in the world, according to National Geographic.
They were so right!
I bought a Greek cookbook, expensive but highly recommended.
I also left the island with a donkey bell souvenir but didn't snap a photo. We use it every night to call the family to the dinner table. Gryffy's usually the ceremonial bell-ringer.
Good-bye gorgeous Santorini!