Eloped in Greece!

Oct 25

Eloped in Greece!

It may be the romantic sunset of Santorini, the urban landscape of Athens, the beautiful beaches of Zante or the long history of Crete, whatever it is that draws you towards Greece, it can entice you into doing things you wouldn’t normally expect yourself to do. But then there are times that everything feels right and following your impulse is the best way to go! Greece is the perfect place to act a little crazy, but with a safety-net! What if you simply decide it’s time you took the “plunge” and get married! What if you eloped in Greece? However is this even possible?   To a certain point a wedding is the most complex event you’ll ever have to organise. Guest lists, picking the date and the location, finding and sending invitations, RSVPs, sitting arrangements, wedding theme, food, cake, presents and we haven’t even started on the wedding outfits. But what happens when you elope? Which of these things you’ll want to keep to an impulsive wedding, either on during your stay in Greece or one you decide back home and want to do in Greece? Something most people will agree on is how intertwined all the wedding details are. The day with the location and the outfits, the location with the guests and the arrangements, the theme of the wedding with the invitations and food, etc.That’s why you may need help by the experts of marryme. Contact them to help you organise your perfect small or big impromptu wedding! They can help and arrange licences, locations and even book you a honeymoon.   However you may wish to act even more spontaneously, you can ask your hotel you’re staying or the one you want to stay to help you! Andronis Exclusive is the ultimate couple’s private paradise on Santorini. Arrange to get married on the caldera, with the most breathtaking view you can get, just with a handful of friends, and cherish these moments forever! Stay there in one of the amazing cave pool suites for your honeymoon and start your married life with the best omens.   If you want something more contemporary as a setting of your big day, Civitel Attik in Marousi will happily...

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How to Buy More Than Flights with Your Frequent Flyer Miles

Oct 19

Just like any other type of rewards program, frequent flyer miles are what you make of them. Many people hoard their points in order to purchase flights, and we’re big proponents of that. After all, getting to fly more often means getting to travel more often, and that means opening yourself up to all the unique experiences and lessons that travel affords. But redeeming miles for flights isn’t the only way to take advantage of frequent flyer rewards programs. Regardless of whether you fly every week or once a year, here are some surprising ways to get the most out of those points beyond the sky. The Lowdown on Frequent Flyer Miles Also called airline miles or travel points, frequent flyer miles are earned by participating in loyalty programs offered by airlines or credit card companies (which may or may not limit participants to earning points on a specific airline). When it comes to airline loyalty programs, miles can be earned by flying or making purchases at certain stores or restaurants specified by the airline. For credit card programs, miles are earned by making purchases with the participating credit card. These miles can then be redeemed toward flights or commercial goods. Ready to put those miles to good use? Here’s a run-down of the wide array of options available to points holders. Book a hotel or rent a car. This can be a good option for people who have earned a ton of miles and can’t redeem them for the flights they want. While miles might not be worth quite as much as if you redeemed them for a flight, applying them toward hotels or car rentals can be a great way to plan a vacation without letting points go to waste. Join the club. Some airlines allow travelers to apply miles to an annual club membership. Members enjoy access to airport lounges that typically offer complimentary snacks, beverages, and Wi-Fi in a quiet setting away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the airport. While your miles may have more value when applied directly to flights, no one can deny the allure of a comfortable chair and some peace and quiet. Buy a gift voucher or gift card. These can be exchanged for goods or services at a specific...

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4 Reasons to Visit the Roman Catacombs

Oct 12

Skulls in the Catacombs In ancient Rome, burial within the city walls was forbidden. The pagan culture of the second and third centuries preferred cremation, despite the objections of the Christian minority. As land for graveyards was scarce, the Christians of the day cultivated a sense of community away from the public eye by digging burial tunnels into the soft volcanic rock called tufo. These ancient sites can now be found on the outskirts of the city, along major roadways and close to many Roman hotels. History buffs will find them a fascinating way to experience early Christian art, and to visit the resting places of numerous saints and martyrs. St. Callixtus and St. Sebastian Catacombs Both are located along Via Appia Antica and are reminders of religious persecution before Christianity was legalized. You can easily visit both sites in one day, then dine at Hostaria Antica Roma, a converted mausoleum, to complement the theme of your outing. After dinner, retreat to the Appia Park Hotel to relax on your room’s private balcony. St. Agnes fuori le Mura Catacombs This ancient site is located along Via Nomentana beneath the Basilica di St. Agnese, home to the mausoleum of Emperor Constantine’s daughter Costanza. A guided tour leads you down into the subterranean tunnels via staircase entrance inside the St. Agnese Church. The catacombs feature rows of burial niches, most of which were emptied by 15th century looters. The lavish Hotel Fenix is just down the road; not one of the cheapest hotels in Rome, but well worth the price. Catacombe di Priscilla Named for the noblewoman who donated her land, these catacombs with their secret entrance offer a wealth of ancient artwork below a Benedictine convent. Here you’ll see rare frescoes, like an ancient Madonna and Child. Afterward, adjourn to nearby Mezzo to sample Italian wines, then retire to your room at the American-themed Hotel Beverly Hills Rome. Catacombs of St. Domitilla Located along Via del Sette Chiese, this site offers a reprieve from the hot summer sun. Exploring the 15 kilometers of tunnels gives you plenty of time to cool down. The site is home to a second century fresco of the Last Supper, and is the only necropolis with an underground basilica. Once back above ground, you’ll welcome the wide open...

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Could The Side-Slip Airplane Seat Change The Boarding Process Game Forever?

Oct 10

One of the most frustrating parts of a flight comes at the very beginning: The slow-moving and cramped boarding process is a constant hassle. Dozens of people, loaded down with heavy bags (and kids and strollers), attempt to navigate their way to their seats by squeezing past one another in an impossibly thin aisle. Even when boarding is staggered by section, the process can still be uncomfortable and irritating. Perhaps not for long, thanks to the work being done at the Denver-based Molon Labe Designs LLC. The minds behind Molon Labe Designs are busy at work crafting a slideable aisle seat that retracts inward during boarding. The design makes for a 41” aisle, which is practically palatial when compared to the traditional 19” one. As this video demonstrates, once the seat is retracted passengers can move about freely, gliding past one another in a breezy travel-induced haze. As travelers, we love the potential in these seats, but it does have us wondering about the wacky and uncomfortable scenarios that are bound to occur with full on Slip-n-Slide styled airplane seating: A sudden sharp dive to the left could potentially send aisle-seaters sliding into their seat mates, which could make for some great flirting if the person in 5B turns out to be a cutie… …or a complete disaster if 5B turns out to be sick and the unfortunate aisle-seater slides right into a sneeze…. …or an even bigger disaster if 5B was just served a piping hot coffee. Getting in and out to use the restroom would be much easier with a retractable seat… …unless of course 5A turns out to be a clutz and they plop right onto 5C’s lap mid seat-slide when returning from the bathroom. (Though traditionally not a problem if 5A’s a cutie, see #1.) But as long as all the aisle-seaters stay in control of their seat, none of these disasters are going to occur, right? That is of course until a young child ends up in an aisle seat and all chaos breaks loose. What’s more fun, a coloring book or a slide-able seat? Jokey scenarios aside, we’re excited by the prospect of some new seat technology and will be the first ones to sign up for a demo flight....

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Making Romantic Moves In Nashville, The Music City

Oct 08

Nashville is the city that provides visitors and inhabitants with an unparalleled world of access to America’s greenest parks, freshest eats, and twangiest, tune-blaring venues. Dress to impress and call that friendly passenger you met on the plane, the fellow traveler who accepted your card at baggage claim, or the bright-eyed receptionist in the lobby of your fashionable hotel. Invite that kindred spirit to join you for the a date night to remember. Nashville awaits, y’all, and we’ve rounded up the best spots to kindle new romance (or re-spark old flames). Warner Parks Treat your date to an afternoon at Warner Parks. Located 9 miles south of downtown Nashville, Warner Parks — comprised of Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, both historic sites divided by Old Hickory Boulevard — includes 2684 acres of deciduous forest and green meadows. Enjoy a romantic hike on Warner Woods Trail or on Mossy Ridge Trail, and savor breathtaking views of rolling hills, winding wood streams, and old limestone walls and staircases. Stretch out on a blanket next to Willow Pond, and bask in the golden rays of a Nashville sun. Feed your date sweet spoonfuls of pomegranate seeds and liberal chunks of dark chocolate at the Indian Springs Picnic Area. Play a competitive game of hide-and-go-seek in Basswood Hollow, and belly laugh as confused passersby — perhaps skeptical of blissful young lovers and their whimsical ways — quicken their pace and avoid eye contact. Whisper sweet nothings into the wind: Bonus points if you can make ‘em rhyme! Go in for the kiss on Flag Pole Hill at sunset. Bella Napoli Nestled in a cozy, unassuming back alley off Music Row in Edgehill Village, Bella Napoli boasts the “Best Pizza in Nashville,” thanks to the the restaurant’s pizza-making virtuoso, chef/owner Paolo Tramontano. Like a perfectly orchestrated piece of music, the composition of each pie includes ingredients good enough to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand tall: dough imported directly from the Caputo Mill in Italy, beautiful, ripe tomatoes from the majestic San Marzano region, and flavorful and refreshing Mozzarella di Bufala. Start the night off with a couple fresh caprese salads (dressed with a delicious homemade balsamic vinaigrette!) and a bottle of 11 Albini Armani Organic Chardonnay. For the main course, order a...

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