Getaway Guide: Balos Beach, Crete

Ever since I can remember, my dream in life has been to go to Greece. I have wanted to walk the streets of Santorini and swim in some of the best beaches in the world. I wanted to eat the Greek food and explore the islands like the girls in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 😉

In fact, I have had this perfect vision of what Greece would be like in my head for so long that I was worried I would be disappointed, or let down in some way when I actually went there. (You know how sometimes when you want something so badly that when you get it, you’re a bit like, “Oh that’s it…?”) Well. Let me tell you. Greece is NOT like that.

It exceeded any and all expectations that I had and I would add it to the top of anyone’s travel bucket list. I really think it is the most beautifully relaxing place in the world. Honestly. It is the best place I have been hands down and I would go every single year if I had the chance. This was also our first truly relaxing trip with no exact itinerary – and that’s how everyone should plan to visit Greece. It’s a go-with-the-flow type of place.

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Getaway Guide: Krakow, Poland

It feels like we were in Krakow, Poland ages ago but I am just now getting around to looking through our photos of our overnight trip in May 🙂 Oopsies!

This is the first city that we have visited that we have actually been to before. However, we came to Krakow before we moved to Poland so this kinda felt like a new experience since we now know a bit of the language and are familiar with Polish culture and cuisine. Overall, Krakow is a beautiful city worth adding to a vacation itinerary, especially if your wallet needs a break from the expense of Euro cities like Rome and Paris. Krakow (like most of Poland) is very affordable compared to other destinations across Europe and worth a visit.

Krakow was actually one of the only large cities in Poland not to be destroyed by the war so the charm of the city is authentic and not a rebuilt version of what was. The weather was a bit gloomy during our trip, but hopefully you can envision the true beauty of a sunny day!

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