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Lion Plaza, Delos

Lion Plaza, Delos

By Chris Millikan

On a day trip from Mykonos, Greece, a local boatman drops us on Delos, a tiny offshore island.  Among marble ruins scattered over its parched landscapes, a story of grandeur and decline unfolds. Read the rest of this entry

Windsor Castle guards

Windsor Castle guards

By Chris Millikan

Pageantry and tradition await us just thirty-minutes away from Paddington station. During an easy day trip from London, my husband, daughter Jessica and I hop an early train and spend an enjoyable day sightseeing in both Windsor and Eton, two historic English towns. Read the rest of this entry

Oxford Radcliffe Camera

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford

By Chris Millikan

A day trip from London to Oxford suits avid walkers like us. Hopping an early train from Paddington Station, we arrive in this esteemed city of spires within 1-1/2 easy hours.

A university town since the 13th century, Oxford ‘educates’ us with historic sights Read the rest of this entry

day trips from Naples

Temple of Venus

By Chris Millikan

A day trip from Naples, Italy introduces us to one of Europe’s best-preserved archaeological sites. The catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD entombed Pompeii under six meters of volcanic ash. Entering this sophisticated Roman trading metropolis through ancient Porta Marina, Read the rest of this entry