Armchair Traveler ~ Ancient Greece

As an armchair traveler, your only limit is your imagination. You can explore not only contemporary, world-wide destinations, but also different times. Be a time-traveler and let’s journey to Ancient Greece.

You can start your adventure viewing some of the many fascinating videos on YouTube. Search “Ancient Greece” or narrow it down to Delphi or the Acropolis. You may find some so intriguing that you will subscribe. And don’t forget to check out the Ancient Greek language videos on YouTube.

A favorite book when I want to renew my acquaintance with Ancient Greece, plus gaze at modern day photos, is “The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece” (General Editor: Carlos Gomez). There is a wealth of information that will keep the reader enthralled for many hours. There are photos below to give you an idea of its contents.

Your journeys exploring the ancient world may well lead you to explore and perhaps plan a journey to present day Greece and its islands.

As an aside, my first journey to Europe was to Greece (primarily Athens, Corinth and Delphi) and Rome. This trip with a friend has very special memories, including a terrific dinner in Athens with a spectacular view of the Acropolis and being at Delphi and feeling the presence of the Gods. It is a mystical place, well worth a visit – even if for now, it is only via YouTube or books.

And of course, while you are exploring Ancient Greece online and with reading material, take time to discover Greek food (Moussaka, stuffed grape leaves, hummus, as a start), crisp Greek wine, its incredible history, the origins of western philosophy … you get the idea! Immerse yourself in your armchair traveler country of a different era … explore the possibilities.

Savor your journeys… real, imagined or virtual, near or far

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things ~ Henry Miller

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man ~ Heraclitus

 True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us ~ Socrates

 Know thyself ~ (inscribed at Temple of Apollo at Delphi over 2,000 years ago)

Jameson ~ A Beautiful Cat Who Loves Puzzles ~ Rabbits ~ Naps

Guarding a finished puzzle is great fun … now onto the next puzzle …. 

A water break …. 

Time to look for the rabbits, squirrels and birds … 

Time for a nap .. one of many …but who is counting … 

Maybe try different chairs to see the rabbits better .. and maybe some sun … 

Nap time!! 

 

Everything comes to those who wait… except a cat. Mario Andretti

For more posts about Jameson …

Jameson … a Cat Tale …

Jameson ~ A Beautiful Cat Who Loves Puzzles ~ and Tummy Rubs

Favorite Photos ~ Alaska

To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world ~ John Muir

Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter ~ John Muir

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes ~ Marcel Proust

Take the time to put the camera away and gaze in wonder at what’s there in front of you ~ Erick Widman

Favorite Photos ~ South Carolina

The journey not the arrival matters ~ T.S. Eliot

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home ~ Matsuo Basho

 Savor your journeys… real, imagined or virtual, near or far.

Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina ~

Myrtle Beach, SC ~ Photos

Favorite Charleston SC Barrier Islands

Historic Charleston, SC ~ Photos

 

Armchair Traveler ~ US National Parks ~ Photos

One of my favorite Armchair Traveler books contains gorgeous photos and essays about many of the incredible US National Parks. When I browse the book I remember past journeys (my favorites include Denali, Glacier, Mt Rushmore, Shenandoah and the Grand Canyon) and plan new adventures (Grand Teton, Yosemite, Crater Lake are on my list). 

In addition to books and maps about various National Parks, there is a wealth of information on line: https://www.nps.gov/index.htm  Remember when you plan your trip to a National Park, some are far more crowded than others and going in spring or fall is less crowded than the summer months.

Each park is very special and unique. While there are travelers whose goal is to journey to each park, there are others (like me) who prefer to return to a favorite park. I find that each time, I discover new vistas.

Be creative and have fun as you “armchair travel” using photo books, guidebooks and online sites. You could well be planning your next journey.

Take the time to put the camera away and gaze in wonder at what’s there in front of you ~ Erick Widman

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things ~ Henry Miller

Savor your journeys… real, imagined or virtual, near or far.