Around the World in 18 Barbers’ Chairs

From Bulgaria to Vietnam, Shawn visits barber shops around the world.

Exploring Santorini’s Caldera and Nea Kameni Volcano

  The Cycladic island of Santorini effortlessly enchants with its phenomenal landscape that’s replete with sapphire blue water, snow-white architecture, and multicolored mille-feuille-like cliffs. What I found myself equally impressed with – perhaps even more dazzled by – was learning about the powerful geological events that shaped the island 3,600 years ago with the eruption of oneContinue reading “Exploring Santorini’s Caldera and Nea Kameni Volcano”

Scenes from Santorini

Often touted as the most picturesque village on the Greek island of Santorini, Oia looks like a terraced wedding cake perched upon the island’s craggy northwestern edges. With its stunning views of the caldera and surrounding islands, blue and white church domes, and lack of power lines to clutter its panoramas, Oia is a shutterbug’sContinue reading “Scenes from Santorini”

Santorini Wine: From an Eruption to Effervescence

“Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.” Pablo Picasso Each year, nearly half a million visitors flock to the striking island of Santorini. Many come to the legendary Greek island in search of black and red beaches, cool-blue infinity pools, and rugged cliffs speckled with whitewashed buildings. And many, I suspect, are unaware ofContinue reading “Santorini Wine: From an Eruption to Effervescence”

Sunrise, Sunset on Santorini

  Santorini days are bookmarked by some of the most majestic sunrises and sunsets I have ever seen. During the ten marvelous days we spent on this legendary Greek island, our only task was just to decide how to spend the time in between. And so we filled our agenda with a cooking class, learningContinue reading “Sunrise, Sunset on Santorini”

Photo du Jour: The Santorini Donkey

  A donkey, decked out in colorful beads and an evil-eye amulet, awaits the day’s passengers on the stairs leading up to the village of Fira, on the island of Santorini. When visitors arrive to Santorini’s Old Port via cruise ship or boat, they have three ways to make it up to the town ofContinue reading “Photo du Jour: The Santorini Donkey”