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Reflecting on a Year of Riding the Wind

Posted on Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sitting here at “home” in California I am hard-pressed to believe what has transpired in the past year. Loaded with lessons, new challenges, new sights, and best of all, new…

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Firá, Santorini: A City Built on the Caldera’s Edge

Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014

It’s my last day in Santorini and I figure I should see some of the stunning scenery that Santorini is famous for. The Santorini of today is what’s left after an absolutely massive volcanic explosion 3600…

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Volunteer in Santorini at the Santorini Animal Welfare Association

Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2014

Witnessing animal neglect led me to the Santorini Animal Welfare Association (SAWA). I volunteered for a few days and can say that it was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in 14 months…

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Animals in Santorini: An Ongoing Greek Tragedy

Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2014

Unfortunately, I can’t un-see what I’ve seen. These days I’ve wished I was the typical tourist, cruising into Santorini, spending a day wine tasting and enjoying the views from the caldera, seeing…

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Photo of the Week: Santorini, Greece

Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2014

In the ancient town of Fira, white buildings cascade down the mountains to the sea, creating a unique vision. But it’s the mundane things, like the quality of light on these artfully-draped white towels, and the colorful pins, that capture my attention.

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Hiking to Ancient Thera from Perissa: Santorini, Greece

Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

For days, the mountain beside the village of Perissa has been calling to me. Usually, I try to pretend I’m deaf when mountains call to me because my knees hate…

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Easter Weekend in Santorini, Greece

Posted on Monday, May 5, 2014

I work on signs all weekend at the beach in exchange for food and wine. Not a bad deal! Although it’s been surprisingly cold. My temporary boss might be crazy. Or a drug addict. I can’t tell which. He’s…

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Good Friday in Perissa, Santorini, Greece

Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2014

Last Easter, I was in Merida, Mexico. This year, after hearing about the enormity of the celebration, I was determined to be in Greece. Sadly, I said goodbye to my…

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Photo of the Week: Santorini, Greece on Good Friday

Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2014

In the evening, as I walked to Perissa Beach on the island of Santorini, I saw this beautiful scene laid out for Good Friday.

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