Archive for February 2017

What side of the sidewalk should you walk on in countries around the world?

As a family of four, we are always conscious of not blocking the sidewalk when walking down busy streets. We try to stay to one side and let others pass – especially when approaching us from the other direction. Typically, at home in Chicago, we walk on the right side of the sidewalk – the... Read more »

Are fresh Greek yogurt shops ready to spread across the U.S.?

I’m forever thankful to the writer of the Lonely Planet Athens guide for introducing us to Fresko, a fresh Greek yogurt shop located on Dionysiou Areopagitou between the Acropolis and Hadrian’s Gate, during our trip to Athens this winter. We had just left the Acropolis in Athens, Greece and, after being mesmerized by the history... Read more »

8 reasons to visit Athens, Greece in the winter

A lot of times, when you picture a Greek vacation, it’s easy to conjure up images of people soaking in the sun on the Greek Islands or seeing the sunlight glint off of the startling white domed roofs of homes in Santorini. I’d say you probably don’t think if people bundled up, eating at cozy... Read more »

Six ways to save cellular data during international travel

At the end of December, my family headed to Europe for a family holiday. Like usual, we switched to an international cellular data plan so we wouldn’t incur exorbitant data charges when using our iPhones there. Since we knew we’d be spending a few days driving through Greece, and glued to Google Maps and Waze... Read more »