Athens | Greece Travel Guide

This stop is all about Athens, Greece. If you’re just joining in, you can also find my Greece recap, along with all about Santorini and Mykonos.  You can also follow along with a travel map (also great while actually in Athens) and see our entire Greece itinerary.

It was important to me to visit Athens to see and experience this rich history in person. But, I’d heard that the city of Athens is still very much a big city. We spent one full day in Athens taking in all we could and it was the perfect amount of time for us. We enjoyed two beautiful nights looking out at the Acropolis. Grecians really know how to kill it with the outdoor lighting.


Overall, we spent 9 days in Greece with 2 nights in Athens. From the US, it was most common to arrive in the early evening into Athens. It takes about 45 minutes to go from the airport to central Athens. It was something we hadn’t thought much about, but we were able to Uber there with no issues. We dropped our things at the hotel and walked to the main shopping street to start exploring.

{Travel trip: a solid day in Athens will give you plenty of time to see all the main historical sights and get your hands on some authentic Greek wine}

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

In case you aren’t tired of hearing about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet, I pulled together a few of my favorite finds and what I ordered to try out. It may be the hottest six weeks of the year here in Texas, but that won’t stop me from a good deal. You can hover on the item to learn more or click to go straight to their website.

The Hunter refined rain boots are my favorite weight and this year they come in black or slate. I love my Gorjana necklace, so I am trying out the hoop earrings. I finally pulled the trigger on AG jeans so hopefully, they are all they are cracked up to be. I love to travel in my slip-on sneakers and these black slip-ons are waterproof! I’m also trying a couple of work dresses and sunnies!
What did you order from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? I always enjoy shopping with others, even if virtually!

10 travel tips for the smart traveler

By no means would I consider myself a travel expert, but we do enjoy traveling and making the most of our travel budget and time off. Over the years, we’ve learned a few things so I’m sharing them today with 10 travel tips for the smart traveler! Just like at the office you should work smarter not harder, the same applies to traveling!

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