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Location: Oia, Santorini, Greece

Happy Wednesday!

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. It's has been gloomy,  cold and raining here in Dallas and the weather pretty much kept me homebound which is ok since I really needed to sit down and plan our summer vacation.  This summer, we are planning on staying state side,  both east and west coasts and focus on college tours and hopefully find a good balance between touring colleges while still feeling like we are on vacation. Let me pause for a second here, yup, I can't believe my daughter will be going to college next year! Anyway, with summer in mind, I wanted to share with you my  unpublished trip (at least on my blog)  to picturesque Santorini from two years ago.  If Santorini has been on your bucket list (who doesn't have this on their bucket list?) one of the decisions you would have to make is to either stay in Oia or Fira. We stayed at Oia. Oia, is the most famous village in Santorini, for its romantic life , beautiful sunsets, charming houses in narrow streets, blue domed churches and sun-bathed verandas. It also sits on top of the cliff overlooking the aegean sea giving you the most breathtaking views (sigh).

Upon arrival to Santorini via a high speed ferry from Mykonos, I immediately fell in love with the village. Quite frankly, no words are really needed to describe the beauty of this place. White abodes seen throughout beautifully contrasted the sky and the sea. Brightly hued bouganvillea flowers are splashed throughout adding a jolt of color.  Oia, you are absolutely B E A U T I F U L!

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Starting off our first day in the village bright and early with a scrumptious breakfast right off our private balcony and watching the fog roll in the morning is so serene as if the whole scenery was a painting. It was such a magical moment. After, we wandered the marble and cobblestone streets of the village, interrupted now and then by small domed church, and at every corner something new to discover. Although, Santorini sweltered with tourists, there was still a quiet corner or street saved up just for you to enjoy.

Seriously, looking at these pictures really made me miss Santorini. Greece in general is my number one fave destination. I really can't wait to visit again to enjoy the sights, the views, the beaches, the people , the food and to work on my photography. Speaking of photography, this was the first time Russell and I delved into using a DSLR camera and we really had no idea how to use it. For that reason, I would love to visit again and really take some amazing shots of the village and the sunsets (ours were underexposed!)

So what are your plans for the summer?

Thanks for reading!