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Visiting the Acropolis: A Dream Realized, a Meeting, and a Marble

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

Moments later, I’m standing before the 2,448 year old Parthenon which is under reconstruction. It’s surreal to stand before a building you’ve seen in books since childhood. Somehow, I never…

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Athens, Greece: A City on the Edge

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016

I’ll admit I’m shocked. I was first and last in Athens in December 2013 and only for a few hours. That day, on a layover, I made a beeline to the Acropolis, staying entirely in the tourist zone. This time…

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The Graffiti of Athens, Greece: Unbridled Expression

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I’ve never encountered a city with more graffiti and street art than Athens, Greece, although Berlin and Buenos Aires are close second contenders. Nearly every inch of wall space has been beautified…

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Hitting the Road Again and Ready to Fly

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Well, my dear friends and faithful readers, I’m back. A much needed time of introspection and dare I say stagnancy (wow!) did me good. And now I’m hitting the road again in a big way. For many weeks, I’ve been spinning a delicate…

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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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Last Days in Greece. What’s Next?

Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2014

I was last in the United States in December 2013. Since then, I’ve traveled to Cambodia, Athens and Crete, Greece, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Nepal, Spain…

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A Day in Athens, Greece

Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013

Honestly, I was so relieved to get out of Cambodia. My journey to the airport was insane and solidified my feelings about the country. If I never return, it will be too soon. I had an 11-hour layover in Athens, Greece…

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