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Monday, May 2, 2011

{One Way Ticket} My Santorini!

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When I asked my favorite traveling bloggers to Guest Post last week about their most memorable, or dreamed of, travel destinations, I couldn't resist writing my own {One Way Ticket}!

Santorini is one of the more well-known islands in Greece....and the place of my dreams! It was on my radar because of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (very discerning traveler). After that movie, I was desperate to see the blue domes for myself. Santorini was a volcano that exploded 3,600 years ago causing the Aegean Sea to flood in and create the great bay. The sugar-cube houses are built into the side of the exposed cliff, and the views are just as breathtaking as you'd imagine.

Mr. Sugarplum and I visited November of 2007 (off-season), and felt as if we had the island to ourselves.

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We flew in from Athens (but I've heard arriving at the port by boat is unforgettable). The airport is on the flat backside of the island, and as the cab drove us to our hotel, we wondered where was all the beauty we'd heard so much about! The driver left us at the road and instructed us to walk down the stairs...there we were met with the breathtaking views!

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Happy dances ensued!

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The famed blue domes, set against the white-washed town, did not disappoint.

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The island, with all it's iconic images, is pure magic...and beyond romantic.

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Bright colors, hidden nooks, and caves dug out for homes and shops are around every corner.

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Watch the sun set from what feels like the top of the world.

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We rented a car one day to explore, and even though the temperatures were cool, there was no denying the Mediterranean Sea!

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Book my One Way Ticket, please! Santorini could definitely be my final destination!

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I've yet to discover a more special place than Santorini, but I'll keep searching and get back to you!


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I hope you enjoyed all the beautiful {One Way Ticket} posts, and it ignited your desire to see new places. Traveling is not just for the rich and adventurous. Mr. Sugarplum and I save our airline miles and pennies, and are exploring the world one budget trip at a time.

23 comments:

  1. Wow! I just called my husband over and asked him to take me there...he laughed. I will put this on my list of dream destinations.

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  2. I've always want to go to Santorini! Loved this series!

    Emily Hewett
    A Well Dressed Home
    awelldressedhome.com/blog

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  3. Oh my goodness...it looks absolutely magical- I can't really even process how stunning it is- thank you for sharing!!!

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  4. What cool photos! Love the last one! That needs to be on your desk! Amazing


    http://jennaleelac.blogspot.com/

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  5. Add this to my list! I need to go there - it looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. OMG SO gorgeous! ill admit i wanted to visit santorini after watching sisterhood of the traveling pants too! looks like the place is just as pretty in real life :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  7. Oh my gosh, so funny you should post this as hubs and I saw an episode of "No Reservations" the other night and it was here!! We just oooohed and awwwed and added it to our dream list. After seeing these photos, I think we need to bump it up on the timeline! :)

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  8. That looks like a wonderful place to visit. I so admire how you and Mr. Sugarplum save your money to vacation (alone and with the kids). J and I need to do this!

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  9. santorini has been on my list for awhile. i simply must see those blue rooftops. i actually have a photo i bought at an art show of the rooftops. it's one of my favorite pieces of art. if only I had taken it! pam

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  10. ooops. that me above (not my husband)! pam

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  11. Beautiful post - i so want to go to Santorini - I love Greece, its so beautiful and the food is yummy! xx

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  12. What a beautiful place! I love your pictures. How blessed you are to be able to see such beautiful places around the world!

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  13. Love your pics! My husband and I visited Athens and Santorini in 2005 and watching the sunset over the caldera is a moment I'll never forget. Enjoy!

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  14. I am so incredibly jealous.. I am dying to go there!

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  15. FABULOUS. I love your ending line, too...I'm pretty sure that will be the way of it for us as well...right after we get done with school! Blech. Hope you are having the most amazing trip, can't wait for my vicarious travel experience (c:

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  16. That's just absolutely gorgeous!! SO glad I read this-I'm definitely going! Been years since I went to Greece.

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  17. I've always wanted to visit Santorini...we almost went there on our honeymoon but ended up in Rome instead. It looks so beautiful! I can't wait to hear about your trip :-)

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  18. Yes, please!!! Absolutely gorgeous and most definitely on my list.

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  19. My husband and I were there in August. And we happened to arrive by ferry from Mikonos and let me tell you it was one sight and one crazy, curvy drive all the way up the mountain! But it was a trip of a lifetime!

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  20. Oh my goodbess! Gorgeous!!!

    Luvs

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  21. yo lady. would you be willing to do this post as a guest post for my 'destination inspiration' series? xoxo shel

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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