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Fun fact! In college I participated in the study abroad program in Greece. Six weeks spent
exploring Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete and Delhi in the most magical country. I got the
opportunity to go back this past April with my sister to the island of Santorini and it was just as
majestic as I remembered it to be.
We stayed at the Isotria hotel which is located in the beautiful beach town of Perivolos. This
hotel is home to the largest outdoor swimming pool in Santorini and it is situated on the black
sand beach, so you have the best of both worlds. With only 12 suites on the property this intimate
oasis was the best place to escape and relax. We were greeted with a refreshing welcome drink
and then we proceeded to the restaurant for a fresh breakfast. The Istoria hotel is stunning and
the staff is beyond accommodating and attentive. My favorite part of the stay were the delicious
cocktails created by the bartenders at the pool they were incredibly strong and fresh, just the way
we all like them.
Friday night we decided to go to Fira to check out the night life. We couldn’t make it to the club
due to jet lag, but we wanted to at least hit up a lounge. We ended up at PK rooftop. PK is named
one of the best bars in Santorini, overlooking Fira you get one of the best views of the city. The
passion fruit drink I ordered added to the amazing ambience. I highly recommend visiting.
I then made about 4 trips to Oia in the day and at night. Oia is voted one of the most beautiful
cities in the world, I believe it is actually third on the list and it totally lives up to the name. One
of the most special moments in Oia was a dinner for two we had at Canaves hotel in their
restaurant Petra. Here we had an eight course meal and wine pairing on the rooftop at sunset
surrounded by the twinkling light of the skyline. Each course was better than the next and the
experience was worth every penny.
On our next visit to Oia we went in the day and did a little sightseeing. On this day we walked
300 steps from the top of Oia down to the beautiful Amoudi Bay. We had the most amazing meal
sitting close to the water, (we practically felt like we were in the water). There I had the best
grilled feta wrapped in phyllo dough of my life and a most amazing vegetarian pasta. (Amoudi
Bay restaurant is a seafood restaurant and I didn’t want to risk having an allergic reaction.).
While there we watched the sunset,the location was perfect and watched the boats sail away.
Also while in Greece we learned that it was Greek Easter. They really take the holiday seriously
there. One of the best things I witness was the village of Prygos lit up on Good Friday with
lanterns. They light the lanterns at night and they burn all through to the next morning which
causes a beautiful glow throughout the night sky.
If you are looking to get away, relax, rejuvenate , eat the most amazing fresh foods in the most beautiful place then Greece is the next trip for you.

We have all been there. Work is sending you for one night to a great location, but you are alone and think what a waste, right? Wrong! In my life as an events specialist, I have to travel for work often and I have learned how to make the most out of those trips. As a travel blogger, please find my top 3 tips for getting the most out of your work travel.

Try to leave the Saturday/ Sunday night before the trip
Now this one can be tricky depending on the day you need to travel for work. However, if you need to travel for work on a Monday, go ahead and leave a couple of nights earlier. Find a cute Airbnb, or hotel and make a weekend out of it. Explore the new city, grab brunch, and check out a museum, or google the best lounge they have to grab a drink. Give yourself the chance to get to know your new location, before you have to head to that client meeting, or new office. You will feel way more relaxed come Monday morning for work and you will have found some cool places in a city you otherwise may not have visited

Connect with old friends
Work travel is always a great excuse to connect with friends you may not have seen in a while. Reach out to them ahead of time, grab drinks, or go to brunch. This is the perfect time to connect and have someone you know show you around. Have them tell you where the best place is to stay in town and what activities you should definitely try to make time for while you are there.

Spa
Work trips tend to be very quick and they are jam packed with meetings. The next thing you know, you are back on the plane headed home, extremely tried for the short trip. If you are staying at a nice hotel and do not have a friend in the city to hang out with, go ahead and treat yourself to some pampering. Book a massage, facial, maybe a mani and pedi and treat yourself to a little get away pleasure. Get a glass of wine, relax and treat the trip like the getaway you deserve.

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