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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
When I saw scenes like this one in Mykonos, the answer to the question, "Is Mykonos overrated?" was easy. No. It's not. It's spectacular.

I turned my nose up at the offer of a map. The narrow, stone-paved streets of Mykonos begged to be explored randomly. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. So far,...

Athens simply oozes with Greek history. Here, the Tower of the Winds is directly ahead, while the Parthenon sits atop the Acropolis, watchng over the city

I stood upon the rugged flanks of Mount Parnassus and turned slowly, soaking in the 360-degree panorama. Behind me, pockets of fleshy pink limestone peeked from beneath the mountain’s gray shroud....

Aegean Airlines damage to my suitcase caused by Aegean Airlines after two more flights

I pulled my Eagle Creek 22″ 4-wheeled suitcase off the luggage carousel at the Cyprus airport, set it upright, and spun it around to make sure everything was OK. I’d used...

Street art in Nicosia, Cyprus, on the Turkish side of the divided capital city

I’d come to Cyprus to wind down from my summer of travel. I was looking forward to a week of evening walks along the seaside promenade in Larnaca and days of...

Dancers perform traditional Bulgarian folk dances at Beli Noshti (White Night) Festival in Beli Izvor, Bulgaria

“Just call me Daisy,” she said. “You know, like in the movie Driving Miss Daisy.” Her name is actually Desislava Natzkova but, as she later explained to me, her Bulgarian name...

Artists make the use of a brilliant sunny day in Minsk, Belarus, to paint scenes of Liberty Square

My goal to travel to every country in Europe was upended a couple of years ago when I started researching how to visit Belarus. I was eligible for a single-entry tourist...