It was our first visit to Vasto, and I’m hoping it won’t be our last. Vasto is a charming and very ancient (founded in 1300 BC), small city precariously perched above the sea. Unfortunately the ground has a way of sliding into the sea in this area and in 1956 a significant chunk of the…

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Do Stuff in Sfinos

Go play in the sea! That’s what you came for! There are sandy beaches and rocky beaches and paths to get to them, so pick your fun. There are also 365 monasteries in Sifnos, so plan to say awhile if visiting monasteries is your thing. The Trail System Sifnos is criss-crossed by an exceptional trail…

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Pireaus

It’s a funny place. Its a just-passing-through type place but it is worth exploring. The life blood of the city is the port. Everything revolves around the large ferries going out to the islands. Basically, the tourists are either waiting to get on a ferry or cruise or they’ve just come off a ferry. So,…

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Valencia Graffitti

Great city for walking, biking and beaching! The city is pretty much dead flat, so biking around is a great option. We highly recommend BikeGuyVLC.com. Luke is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, so you’ll be in good hands. Mercat Central: Visiting the local market is the quickest way to tap into the culture of a city.…

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Do Stuff in Madrid

Walk. Walk a lot. Look up. Marvel at the buildings. Antigua Casa Crespo, The Espadrille Store: It looked closed forever when we were there, but Google says its still open. Allegedly the oldest espadrille store in Madrid.  **Update: It IS open. Push thru what looks like a window, which is really a door, and you…

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