One of the best things about weekends in New York City? Escaping the city for a day! Just an hour’s journey along the Hudson River, Beacon is the perfect escape whether its a hot summer day, or a chilly Autumn escape.
Travel Up The Hudson River
Head to New York’s Grand Central Station and wander around the architectural icon while you wait for your train. See if you can spot the hidden black tile covered in cigarette tar from before the station’s major renovation. As you board the Metro North train, make sure to sit on the Port side (left) so that you can enjoy the river views as you hurtle up along the Hudson.
While I thoroughly recommend spending as much time as possible in Santorini, sometimes all you have is the option of one day. If you find yourself island hopping throughout Greece, here is your itinerary for exploring Oia, on the island of Santorini.
- Swimming in Amoudi Bay
Start your day with a cool dip in Amoudi Bay. The walk down to the water will leave you hot and sweaty and ready to enjoy all that Santorini has to offer-including a cliff dive! The path to the bay is a bit tricky, with a rocky path and narrow drops, but it makes the arrival all the more enjoyable as you take in the rising volcanic cliffs from below.
As a seasoned traveler, I am not naive about the potential “dangers” of being on the road. I am constantly checking for my passport, I try to travel with a group at night, and I do my diligent research about each new place that I visit to be fully informed about the local environment. However, even with all of my preparedness, sometimes mistakes happen.
On my recent trip to Santorini, Greece, my kindle and Canon camera were stolen.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the vistas of Santorini, Greece truly left me speechless. From the brightest blues of the Mediterranean to the rough hewn edges of the volcanic island, the colors and textures of Santorini made for the postcard perfect views from every angle. I had to restrain myself from spending my entire trip peering out from behind my camera lens. Instead, I forced myself to take some time to just sit, be in the moment, and enjoy the searingly beautiful view on my own.
Every time I visit a new country there is usually a different reason behind that particular place. Sometimes I am sent on a press trip, other times I chose it for its affordable flights and beautiful views, and sometimes I visit places because of happy events. My recent trip to Santorini, Greece was to celebrate the upcoming wedding of a dear friend in a fabulous European bachelorette weekend.