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Ancient Sites Near Kyoto That Are Worth Visiting

Posted by Ashley Atkinson-Leon on 1st Feb 2018

While there’s plenty to see and do in Kyoto, there are also some historical temples and buildings—some built as early as the 8th century—outside the city center that are worth taking the time to travel to. See our suggestions below. Uji Uji is on the outskirts of Kyoto, and is the site of The Tale of Genji by Lady Shikibu Murasaki, which follows the royal intrigues of the Heian court. Considered the first novel in the wor...
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Santorini Hike

Posted by Jim LaBuda on 4th Jan 2018

Santorini, Greece has become a home away from home to me. Even though it’s one of the most photographed places in the world, I never grow tired of the panoramic views this incredible island offers.The whitewashed buildings cling to the caldera walls 400 yards above the Aegean Sea, sparkling in the sunlight. They contrast sharply with the dark earthy tones on the steep, rocky cliffs. The vivid blue domes of the churches stand proudly across th...
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