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How Important Is The Accommodation For Your Vacation?

You might be forgiven for thinking that there are two different kinds of vacationers. There are those that consider themselves travelers. They can spend months at a time trying to fulfill their wanderlust. And there are those that consider themselves holidaymakers, keen to escape their mundane lives. They’re looking for something indulgent, exciting, relaxing, and different for a week. But it’s not just the duration of time away from home that identifies the kind of vacationer you might be. For some, the experiences and the exotic far outweigh any need for comfortable beds and accommodation. They want to meet people from other cultures. They want to experience the foods, the smells, the weather, and even the landscapes. Where they rest their heads at night is secondary to this. They might choose to camp in a tent, or spend the night at a kind stranger’s family home. It’s about immersing themselves into a culture they haven’t discovered yet. Others may be looking for something they can’t get at home. They want opulence, luxury, incredible weather, five-star …

Day 9 Part 4: Aphrodite Hills Resort & Aphrodite’s Rocks at Sunset

After our lunch at Kouklia Village we headed for Aphrodite Hills Resort. This place is huge and has tons of beautiful properties for sale and rent. One of the houses had a Libra sign on it, so I took photos of mum and Annnie in front of it since they are both libras. We also noticed a church on the way and stopped by to take some more photos. The church dates back to the 12th century. After our little tour of the Aphrodite Hills Resort, we enjoyed drinks on the sunset terrace upstairs. I ordered tea for my sore throat, which helped a bit. Our last stop of the day trip was stopping by Aphrodite’s Rocks at sunset to touch the rocks and make a wish. I found a couple of photos of Aphrodite’s Rocks from our earlier pass by stop that were in my camera so I’m adding those below. The sunset later was crazy cool. I made a video of it which is also below. VIDEO: Aphrodite’s Rocks VIDEO: Aphrodite’s Rocks VIDEO: Aphrodite’s Rocks Sunset Previous Posts: Day 1 – Night …

Day 9: Part 2 – Columbia Beach Resort

After Avdimou Bay & Pissouri Bay we stopped by Columbia Beach Resort which is absolutely incredible! It’s so quiet and relaxing here, it’s no wonder tourists come here to relax and enjoy the sunshine and the sea. The first couple of photos below are of apartment rentals on the same street as the resort. The first photos of the resort are the beach access and the water sports, then the little church, the resort grounds, one of the restaurants and the cycling club, and then the swimming pool photos. VIDEO: Columbia Beach Resort  

June in Florida – A Photo Essay

In 2008, I spent Spring Break camping in Florida and I loved it so much that I returned back the next year during summer. I drove down to Florida with my boyfriend at the time all the way from Ohio. If you love beautiful beaches you have to visit the Clearwater Beach area. This is the website I used at the time: http://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com and it’s still my favorite website for this area. One place that’s not highlighted on the map is Fort de Soto park which should definitely be on your list. We stayed at the Madeira Beach KOA and rented a wooden lodge cabin. The campsite has a really great selection of all sorts of beautiful cabin lodges to choose from. There’s a nice swimming pool open all year round as well as a hot tub. We rented bikes and cycled the Pinellas Trail which can be reached directly from the campground. We kayaked the Long Bayou by the campground. They organize fun outdoor movie nights as well as other social events which ae a lot of fun. Since we had the car with us, we got …

A February Beach Walk

On Saturday I drove out to the beach and had an amazing and refreshing 5km beach walk. I took my camera with me to take some photos, but my batteries died pretty quickly which was quiet funny. Bellow are some photos that I did manage to take at the beginning of my walk. I love being close to water. The beach is definitely my happy place. The salty sea air, the gentle breeze, the sound of the waves, the blue sky above me, the soft sand bellow me, that horizon of blue on blue…The beach soothes my soul completely. I am a restless person, and by the sea is where I find peace and stillness that my heart desires. During my walk I noticed some tourists lounging at resort gardens, reading books, some water sport enthusiasts, joggers and walkers, a couple of divers and surprisingly some swimmers. Those brave souls who went swimming are most definitely not from these parts. I am assuming that the weather we had over the weekend is an equivalent to a …