Follow Me To Greece


Athens and Santorini have always pulled on my imagination like an insistent child annoying the shit out of his mother (remember when I used to do that mom?).  The islands, the history, the views, the food… maybe running into a Greek god or two.

Starting tomorrow, June 16, I’m going to be realizing some of those long held dreams. Along with my girlfriend, her parents, and their family friends (thanks everyone), I’ll be spending 10 days in Athens and Santorini, and I couldn’t be more excited.

I have so many questions: when will inspiration strike me, how much food can I eat, will this help me do research for my current WIP (which is set on an island), will I get sunburned even though I have darker skin, is the water warm, will I have enough time for writing in the morning, how much feta cheese can I fit in my mouth at one time, will I become artsy and take some beautiful pictures, will anything I learn there be interesting to any of you?

I know that at least one of those questions will be answered (the feta one), and I’m confident that I’ll be able to answer the rest as well.  You can follow along via my Instagram (on the right of the homepage) or on this blog as I hopefully get a chance to update it a few times during my travels.

And comment down below if you have any other questions you’d like me to try to answer while I’m there (trust me, I’m willing to try to find answers to some pretty weird and crazy questions).

See you there…

7 comments on “Follow Me To Greece”

  1. Mykonos was my dream destination and I was able to go to Athens, Santorini, Mykonos and Turkey in 2011. LOVED every minute of it. Safe and enjoyable travels – take it easy on the feta, lol…there’s so much more great food to enjoy ;-). Can’t wait to hear about your trip.

  2. Greece is my favorite place on earth! If you get a chance to go to Mykonos, don’t neglect the island of Delos just off the shore. It’s an ancient archeological site (I believe the French are running it) where you’ll find amazing statues, mosaics and ruins. Calling it beautiful would be an understatement. There’s a little museum and not much else. No way to stay overnight. A ferry would take you there on a little day trip and you get to wander around the island until the ferry returns to Mykonos. I went in March when Delos was fairly deserted and there were wildflowers all over the island. It felt magical. I’ll probably remember that experience when I’m on my deathbed.

    Also, try to get to Delphi if you can. It won’t disappoint and it’s the navel of the world, according to the ancients. There are buses that can take you there, or you can rent a car (but be warned…driving to Delphi is no problem, but driving back into the center of Athens isn’t fun. Sometimes the rental place will pick you up outside of the city.)

    1. About what you would expect! Had to carve out my own private time to work – it’s hard when people interrupt, so I usually just run away somewhere 🙂

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