With us today is Anne Petrone of 500 Places With Kids. Stay tuned for her family-focused guidebook of 50 fabulous trips covering all of North America!
What is your dream destination, and who would you take with you?
My “dream” destination is a sun-drenched cruise through the Greek Islands on a small yacht with my husband and two sons. I can’t imagine a better family vacation that incorporates lots of sun, good food, and tons of history and culture. I can just picture my family exploring the museums and archaeological ruins on Crete or Rhodes in the early morning, then heading off to their beaches to relax in the hot afternoon. At night, we’d find some local taverna and make a meal out of mezes (light appetizers) before sailing away on a small ship to our next island. Sounds like paradise . . .
The Greek Isles are a collection of over 6000 islands and islets, the largest of which is Crete. Visitors can go island hopping and experience the history, food, and beaches of several islands. Among the most popular are Crete, Mykonos, and Santorini. I love Mykonos especially, it has amazing beaches, nightlife, food and shopping!