Grecian Getaway for the Girls

Not only am I lovin' this idea, but I found a fantastic deal on it too! Get some girls together because this is going to to fun. First, I've discovered another great site for hotel deals.  They only feature a few highly rated hotels at a time and they're on sale for just a week (but you can travel any time you want).  The site is: and it's part of Luxury Link & Travel + Leisure - two very highly regarded travel sources. 

The hotel that made my heart go all a flutter was The Margi in Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece. Amazing.  It's a boutique hotel situated in the most exclusive area of the Athenian Riviera. It's tucked away from the busy Athens but close enough to museums, fine dining and lots of shopping.  The hotel is only a 3 minute walk from the Aegean Sea and direct trains that will take you into the heart of Athens.  If you go in March, there's a celebration called "Apokries" which lasts for 3 weeks; street fairs, feasts, carnivals, costume balls and parades - wow - for 21 supplies great insider tips like the best place for late night dining & dancing, the best museum, the best tour, even the best neighborhood market.  Drink it in......

Ok.  Let's consult our checklist:  we've got a pool, fantastic shopping nearby, and great food and let's not forget the hotel bar's signature pomegranate mojitos.  And now....the deal...... for a Superior Room?  $125.  Honey, for that kind of money we're getting a suite.  The Family Suite?  $315  The VIP? $610.    

What's the catch, right?  I'm thinking:  this is probably only through December where the average high temp in Athens is a chilly 55 degrees. I was wrong. (yay!) That rate is good until May and then it jumps a little to $155.  Still, a fantastic deal.  The sale only goes for 3 more days so, pounce on it.  Ladies?  are you in?



Just saw a news report about recent unrest in Athens. This trip will have to wait for a bit.

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I didn’t dip my toe in an ocean until I turned 25 and my friend Sandy and I traveled to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. After that week, I was hooked. I loved being somewhere new; smelling the smells, tasting new food, seeing how other people lived. It energized me. As luck would have it, I landed a job that allowed me to travel all over the US and often to Canada. Being a sports event television producer, I was on the road all the time. That's when my love affair with travel began. Now, its 20 years later and still no one gets more “geeked up” about planning a vacation than I do. All I need is a destination and some travel companions and my fire is lit! I start delving into my favorite hotel sites, sifting through photos and reviews, comparing, contrasting -it’s like an addiction. The travel shows with tips and trends? I study them like a playbook. I LOVE doing the things most people hate doing before they go on vacation. Whether it be searching for a food tasting tour with a local or discovering a romantic B&B in the middle of New York - I’ve found it and I’ll share it with you. So....where should we go?