Ammoudi Bay

If you are visiting Santorini, a visit to Ammoudi Bay is a must! Eat fresh seafood at a taverna, admire the turquoise water and hike the rocky trail to the best swim spot on the island. 

From the main pedestrian path in Oia, follow the signs for Ammoudi Bay. It will lead you to another footpath consisting of 300 cobblestone steps that lead down to the water. You will likely pass donkeys and exhausted hikers making their way back up to Oia. 

It takes some effort to get to this little gem, but it is worth it.

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Downtown Manhattan

The last weekend in February was unseasonably warm and perfect for strolling, so we packed up the car and headed for the city. We covered a lot of ground in a day- Tribeca, the East and West Village, Nolita, Chinatown, Little Italy and the Financial District. In addition to all the amazing coffee and sunshine, my favorite part of the weekend was observing all the signs that spring is on the way! We saw a few blooming cherry trees, crocus and daffodils. 

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Schroon Lake, NY

This weekend we took an afternoon drive to Schroon Lake in the Adirondack Mountains. It was approximately an hour drive from our home in Saratoga Springs, NY and well worth the effort. The downtown area is super charming and in the winter the lake is frozen solid and you can walk, ski, or snow mobile on it. I walked and pulled Henry on a sled. We talked to ice fishermen and watched people zip by on snow mobiles. It was an unusual 40-degree day mid February! The sun was warm and bright and made the snow and ice sparkle. We actually felt pretty cozy in our snow suits after a few sled runs and a snow ball fight.

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Oía

Oia (ee-ah) is a whitewashed Cyclades village perched on the northwestern tip of Santorini. It is a maze of narrow pedestrian streets and steep stairs leading to blue domed churches, stucco homes and boutique hotels. The compact size of Oia coupled with its spectacular views, make it a dreamy place for wandering. My favorite time to explore was at dawn when the streets were empty and bathed in soft, ethereal light. 

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