Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bargain hotel in Athens for young travelers - Dryades

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We are always asking our clients about great EXPERIENCES they have when traveling. It can be hotels, restaurants, activities, tours or anything else they encounter while on vacation.
Here is the quick review of great bargain hotel in Athens that would be a good fit for young travelers.

We stayed in an AMAZING and CHEAP hotel in Athens our last night and we thought we should tell you about it. It's called Dryades and its connected to another hotel called Orion. For less than 40 euros a night, you get a SUITE with a fridge, a queen size bed, a twin bed, a desk, chairs, and plenty of space. There is also an outdoor patio with a table and chairs. And an air conditioner. It's about a 20 minute walk from the center in a really simple neighborhood but there are some restaurants, bakeries, and coffee shops nearby that are cheap and good. Its clearly family owned and they are super nice. They have a collection of maps and tourist info that they are happy to give away and are great about answering questions. Basically, we totally recommend it, especially for young travelers looking to keep it cheap.

Friday, August 23, 2013


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Written by our guest blogger Daniella Medvedovski.

SPLASH! "YAY!" MUNCH!  Some of the amazing sounds of the cruise ship - Disney Magic.  When my parents told me about our upcoming Disney cruise, I had absolutely NO idea what I was getting into.  I was expecting the normal cruise - a restaurant, a kids club, and maybe if we were lucky a pool or two.  What I got was that, and much more.  

Although the ship was small, that didn't have an effect on the amount of fun packed into the 4 day cruise.  There were not one, not two, but THREE pools. 
One was for adults only, one had a water slide, and the other one was the warmest pool I'd ever been in.  There were also a few hot tubs where you could relax after a nice cold swim.  
If you're a kid ages 3-17 and your parents want to get rid of you for a few hours, or the whole day (it doesn't matter) then there were 4 kids clubs to be entertained.  Oceaneer Club was for ages 3-7, Oceaneer Lab was for ages 7-12, Edge was for ages 11-14, and Vibe was for ages 14-17.  If you were lucky (like me) then you had the choice to visit more than one of those clubs.  I spent most of the time in Edge, though.  There were three dinner restaurants and two dinner times.  Each family also had their own server and assistant server.  The server took care of the food while the assistant did the drinks.  Your servers follow you around to your assigned restaurant each night so you get the taste of three different types of food having it served by the same people. 

If you wanted to have braided hair, you could get it braided… for free!  Plenty of caf├ęs filled the ship, so 24/7 you could get a snack, a drink, anything!  All in all, this cruise made my vacation absolutely, positively, wonderful.  Just... wonderful.