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Mountains of the Pachamama: the Andes of Argentina

The dome of the planet was a glittering display for the Pachamama. As eyes adjusted, the sky was ablaze with stars. The Milky Way was...

The harvest of Naxos and the Small Cyclades

Naxos is well known for its agricultural abundance. The 166 square mile island, largest in the Cyclades, has a fertile interior created by the...

POSEIDON’S TRIDENT AND MY JOURNEY TO BYZANTIUM

BY AURELIA      And therefore I have sailed the seas and come to the holy city of Byzantium.   W.B. Yeats Sailing to Byzantium   I don’t remember the exact date...

Defining tradition on Lipsi Island, Greece

Island stories conjure images of remote destinations – Ascension or the Faroe Islands.  At just 16 square kilometers (10 square miles) with a permanent population...

Essentials of Aigio: antiquities, wine and cuisine

Aigio, and its surrounding provincial region of Aigialeia, have been prominent in Greek recorded history since the 3rd millennium BC. Its wines were publicly...

Legendary Central Macedonia’s Serres and Kilkis

When cities can trace their heritage for 4,000 years, and they’re located in fabled Macedonia – land of Alexander the Great, Aristotle and Mount...

Tinos Island and its traditional food abundance

Tinos Island shimmers in the bright October sunlight as the Golden Blue Star Ferry approaches the port of Tinos Town. The marble and granite...

The shifting beauty of autumn on Andros Island

Autumn brings a shifting palate of light: silver and grays to Andros Island, the northern most of the Cyclades Archipelago, different from the bright...

Travel ancient paths in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace

Xanthi, Drama, Kavala, Philippi: the names themselves are exotic and rightfully so. At the epicenter of three worlds – Asia, the Balkans and the...

When unexpected kindness becomes the travel memory

We’ve all been there – that small panic when utterly lost, a sudden illness in a strange land or after 17 hours of hot,...

The Rush and Throb of Buenos Aires

I fell in love with Buenos Aires walking among the people, eating in their cafes, listening to the street performers, wandering into their shops,...

In the Land of Kings: Treasures of Zimbabwe

According to Ian Hammer, the 4,000 to 6,000-year-old Zimbabwe cave art lavishly splashed across the smooth, curved rock as if a post-modern mural is...

A Cultural Tourism tour of Ireland

“The future of Irish tourism is promoting cultural tourism.” Mr. Jimmy Deenihan, Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht (2011 – 2014)

Fathom Travel embraces eudaimonia

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone,” said Francisco, a Fathom Travel impact facilitator on board the M/V Adonia bound for the Dominican Republic.

Ten Highlights of Six Cyclades Islands

by Marc d'Entremont It is an undeniable cliché that the Cyclades Islands of Greece are firmly part of the great wonders of the world. Some...

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