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CHANIA, CRETE CITY GUIDE

Following our Athens warmup, well rested and ready for island adventures, we set off for Crete, the largest and most southern of the Greek Islands (150 miles long and 25 miles at its widest point). There are 2 airports in Crete; Chania, on the northwestern coast and Heraklion in the northeast. If you're into archeology and want to visit the old world spots like the ancient capital and palace of Knossos (pr: Kuh-nuh-SOS), you may want to stay and fly into Heraklion. Otherwise, for all things nature and hikes and beautiful aqua blue coves slightly cooler than bath water over pink sand beaches, go west to Chania

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ATHENS CITY GUIDE

Making your way through the narrow streets of Athens, there's something so satisfying about seeing 19th century neoclassical houses smack dab up against ruins and buildings from ancient Greek civilizations dating back to 500BC. The Acropolis, visible from most parts in Athens, stands as a reminder both how old and how modern life is here and the struggles the city has endured. It's a testament to the gumption and survival of the people and their culture. It's gritty but elegant, rough around the edges but steeped in antiquity, rulers, and mythology 500 years before time.

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5 NYC MIDTOWN DATE NIGHT BARS (with food)

It's no secret the boroughs and hoods of NYC have a treasure trove of great bars and restaurants - some old standards, and some open and close as fast as the trends carry them. Where to go can be tricky. Where to bring a date can be an even bigger headache. For a number of reasons and any local will agree with this - most date night places are NOT in Midtown West, where I work and where I spend most of my waking hours. 

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Napa Valley: Uncensored & Uncorked

Napa, you're an evil woman. You're too curvy and tender to be a man, so you must be a bittersweet woman.  How you lure us in, calling out to us with your supple fertile vineyards like sirens singing out to our wine hooked souls and at the end of the day dropping us flat on our drunken asses, taking our money with you. 

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