While I’m constantly on the road for work and taking weekend trips twice a month, it has been a long time since I’ve actually taken a real vacation (six months, to be precise.) In that time, I’ve built up some paid-time-off at work and it’s time to take advantage of it. Rather than sitting at home and decompressing from the last year spent on the road, I’m jumping right back on a plane and going to….
That’s right, I’m going international and I’m taking Travel Rinse Repeat with me. In July I’ll be flying into Mykonos for nine days exploring the Greek Islands. In addition to Mykonos, I’ll be island hopping to Naxos, Paros, and Santorini.
Highlights will include:
- spectacular sunsets from Oia
- scuba diving in the blue waters of the Aegean
- black pebble beaches
- ancient Cycladic ruins
- drinking ouzo and kitron
- and more…
I’m looking forward to the sun, the beaches, the food, the bleached-white buildings clinging to the cliff sides, and sharing it all here at Travel Rinse Repeat.
But That’s Not All…
With no direct flights into Mykonos, I’ll be spending a couple days in my European gateway city. I’ll be announcing that later this week on my Facebook page (where I ALWAYS announce my upcoming travels first) so if you haven’t ‘liked’ the Travel Rinse Repeat Facebook page, make sure you do.
A Change In the Winds
Up until now, I’ve kept this blog exclusively about my travels around the United States with my job. I have never had the opportunity to talk about my international travels (well, I guess I did write about Canada…)
But starting with my trip to Greece, you’ll begin to see a few changes around here at Travel Rinse Repeat. I’m hoping to (slowly) turn my attention more towards international travel and not just the destinations I visit with work. What I don’t mention often on this blog is that international travel is also a huge passion of mine. While I don’t get to do it as much as I’d like with my work schedule, this blog (and reading awesome posts from my other travel blogger friends) has inspired me to make it more of a priority.
No, I’m not quitting my job to vagabond around the world, but in addition to Greece I do currently have a couple other international trips in the works for later in the year (with more details to follow once plans are firmed up.)
For the foreseeable future, the focus here will still be on where I’m traveling with my job – and I still anticipate that making up the majority of the content. But I am excited to explore more OUTSIDE the USA, outside North America, and outside my comfort zone for the first time here on Travel Rinse Repeat.
Until then, it’s back to the Wichita, Kansas where I’ll be dreaming of the cerulean waters of the Aegean…
Have you ever been to the Greek Islands? I’m still firming up my itinerary and would love to hear suggestions!