Tag: #IslandShan

Snorkelling, Sailing & Paddleboards. Oh, my!

When you’re swimming in the pool bar with a fresh (and oh so delicious) piña colada from a smiling bartender, surrounded by beautiful people who you’ve just met but already feel like your best friends; it can feel impossible to get up and force yourself to do something other than relax. But when there are so many activities (not those ones!)…

Bucket List – Pig Beach

Crystal clear waters, over 2,000 islands and cays to explore, and pigs that swim! Travel bucket list, life bucket list, Christmas list, birthday list, the Bahamas are on my mind lately and not just because I think I’d enjoy it if people started calling me, “Bahama Mama!” (I like nicknames a lot, guys). Nestled in the too-beautiful-for-words waters of the…

Pura Vida

When I left for Greece in May, I promised myself that I would travel more, I spent too long focusing on work and not enough on seeing the world. In September I starting planning my next great adventure, Costa Rica 2016. We leave on January 1st, not a bad way to start the new year if you ask me. Pura…

Travel Tips for the Modern day Traveler

It’s been a couple of weeks now but I finally feel like I’m back in the groove, in life and at work, after returning from Greece. In case you missed my #IslandShan adventures, let me remind you that if you’re going to the Greek islands you should go to Andros and you should visit Funky Donkey Beach House while you’re there.…

Santorini – Oia & the Black Sand Beach

  On Thursday we took a trek to Oia, on yet another ATV (I wish they were road legal in Toronto). We drove out to Oia for lunch and a look around, Oia is famous for their cave homes, houses built right into the cliffs of Santorini that look like the kind of place a Greek hobbit would live. There are…

Santorini – Astro Palace

It’s been a long time since I took a vacation, a real vacation, one that had nothing to do with work or a wedding, so when we started planning Greece I thought I’d book a couple of days in a posh hotel. That turned out to be Astro Palace, a small piece of paradise in Fira, Santorini. Originally I had…

Mykonos – Little Venice & Paradise Beach

  When we arrived in Mykonos we decided to take a little walk, although there’s no such thing as a little walk in a country wil so many hills, we wandered down to the sea where we discovered Little Venice. Little Venice is a grouping of cafes against the sea wall, in some places you can put your feet up on…

A day (or two) at the Beach – Andros 

We arrived in Andros on Tuesday morning, ready to hit the beach. After dropping our things off at our beautiful hotel we walked to St. Peter’s Beach, a beautiful sandy place that the outside world seems to have forgotten, save for a few manned beach bars there were only three or four other people on the whole beach. St. Peter’s…

Shannon Climbs the Acropolis 

So I made it, after what felt like years in transit, I made it to Athens. Our plan was to hit up Athens for a day and then head straight to the islands for the rest of the trip, so when I landed I had time for a quick nap before heading out to find the Acropolis. It wasn’t quite…