Photo du Jour: Sail Away – Santorini

Sailboats glide along Santorini’s caldera near the village of Oia.

Santorini sailing quote

Where in the World?

Photography & text © Tricia A. Mitchell. All Rights Reserved.

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Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and photographer. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene. A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia. Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.

22 thoughts on “Photo du Jour: Sail Away – Santorini

    1. Sorry to make the wanderlust bug bite again, Alessandro. Perhaps you can find inspiration in a Proust quote that I like to temper the Twain one with… :) “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” -Marcel Proust

      Look forward to seeing more of your sets from Spain!

    1. Lynne, one thing that I enjoy about being in a new place is appreciating its unique light. I remember Croatia for its intense blue skies, and Santorini its different glows, such as this golden one. With all its sunshine, I imagine Florida has much the same? :)

    1. Thank you, Ruth. When I hear the question about whom I’d like to meet from any time in history, Twain would be one of those people. Someday, I’d like to get around to finishing his book, ‘A Tramp Abroad’ which chronicles his travels through Europe.

      Hope you’re having a lovely week in Colorado. We’re hoping to get out and do another mountain trek in the coming days. The September days have been lovely so far!

      1. September is one of my favorite months! Twain’s book does sound like a necessary addition to the reading list. Traveling abroad back then must have been quite an adventure! Have you read anything by Fitzroy Maclean? I enjoyed his travel writing. Supposedly he was one of the inspirations for the James Bond character. ;)

      2. Like you, I also love autumn, Ruth. We’ve had an odd September here though, with much rain – something I know you can relate to being in CO. Here’s hoping that you haven’t been affected by the torrential downpours or flooding there.

        To answer your question, no I haven’t read anything by Fitzroy Maclean yet, but I’m jotting him down for future reference. Sound like adventurous reads with much intrigue! Can you recommend any specific titles?

    1. Agreed, Terri. Sometimes I feel as though I’m following in Twain’s traveling footsteps. He spent some time in Heidelberg, Germany (where I lived for 10 years) and Virginia City, NV (the camel & ostrich place I just posted about yesterday). I used to love going up near the then-abandoned inn that Twain stayed at during his visits to Heidelberg. The plot of land – which has stunning views of Heidelberg – has now been converted into luxury condos. Funny too that Heidelberg’s name means ‘huckleberry mountain’ in German.

  1. Racing camels I’ve heard about but not seen. And I didn’t know anyone rode ostrich, just ate them on a menu of exotic game. And they do it in Nevada? Wow!

    1. Quite a blend of cultures isn’t it, Victor? I didn’t share this anecdote in the camel racing post I did yesterday, but did read that the NV races started out when a newspaper editor in the 1950s joked that such races would take place. Most knew it to be a tall tale, but when a San Francisco paper published the story, it eventually became a reality!

    1. Many thanks, Jo. As you know, the scenery on Santorini is utterly fantastic, so it’s a challenge to take a bad image.

      So, does it look as though you might be heading to Giverny for your next anniversary after all? :)

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