beaches

The white sand beaches of Mykonos and feats of architectural brilliance such as the Parthenon in Athens are what has put Greece on the bucket lists of millions of tourists. However, if you stray off the beaten path just a tad, you will find the seaside escape that is Nafplio.
There is something vital lacking in many service members, and that is curiosity of life outside of America’s borders. The first time I directly noticed this was during a training exercise in Japan.
When traveling in Europe, there are some obvious main attractions that are not to be missed. Neuschwanstein Castle, the Eiffel Tower and St. Peter’s Basilica are just a few of the most famous. However, there is so much more to Europe than these iconic places.
Though summer is months away, it will soon be creeping up on us. As you make your summer plans, you might be torn as to where to head off on your next vacation.
Love to fish? World-class fly-fishing, deep-sea fishing and “river monster” wrestling adventures await you. In fact, U.S. servicemembers who are outdoor enthusiasts can hunt, fish and shoot for sport as long as they gain the right training and certifications.
Built around the 11th century, these villages were, at one time, accessible only by boat or footpath. Hiking between them is still the best way to discover the lemon trees, olive groves and clusters of multicolored houses in this region.
A weekend or even a few days in Barcelona is not enough to see it all. But it is a good start to exploring this amazing city in Spain, which is a short nonstop flight from airports across Europe and a perfect winter getaway.
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Back in the States, Thanksgiving for you was probably filled with watching the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade and shouting matches as the family cycled through countless football games.
As swimsuits and tank tops replace scarves and sweaters on store shelves, I find myself lost in daydreams that include tan lines, frosty beverages and sand-sprinkled toes more and more often. Summer is so close I can almost smell the sunscreen and taste the sea salt in the air.
The amazing Balearic island of Mallorca is known for its sunny skies, mountainous terrain, quaint Spanish towns and of course Palma, its historic capital. While Mallorca has much to offer vacationers, the most tempting aspect are the hundreds of beaches sprinkled along the island’s coastline.
The wondrous waters and whitewashed towns of Greece total up to 6,000 islands. These golden beaches that you’ve seen in movies and pictures lure in travelers who want to explore the islands from all over the globe.
Whether it be running around with the kids, staying up late studying for a test or coming back from a deployment, you've had your share of life stressors. After burning the candles from both ends, the last thing that you want is to book a mediocre vacation.
Crystal clear water, delightful lake view restaurants, picturesque castles and adventurous activities are memories in the making that can be found in Lake Garda. This beautiful lake, situated in northern Italy, shares its shoreline with the provinces of Verona, Brescia and Trentino.
Named the “Island of a Hundred Cities” by Homer, Crete is one of the most beautiful and vivacious Grecian islands. A place of rich cultural background, the island’s inhabitants trace their heritage to Europe’s first civilization, the Minoans.
After you’ve settled in your new European digs, it’s time to start planning your adventures. It’s easy to think of the glitz and glamour of Paris, or the historical monuments dotting Utah and Omaha beaches in the Normandy region.
Though spring in Germany is beautiful with its colorful flowers in bloom, the cold and harsh winter has left some of us depleted of much-needed Vitamin D.