Author Archives: Sara Stamey

About Sara Stamey

Sara Stamey’s journeys include treasure hunting and teaching scuba in the Caribbean and Honduras; backpacking around Greece and New Zealand; operating a nuclear reactor; and owning a farm in Southern Chile. Now resettled in her native Northwest Washington, she teaches creative writing at Western Washington University. She shares her Squalicum Creek backyard with wild critters and her cats, dog, and husband Thor. Visit her BVC Ebookstore bookshelf.

The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 15: Around & About on Santorini

The precipitous cliff-edge villages of Santorini–officially the Greek island of Thira–invite leisurely rambles along the cobbled lanes overlooking the flooded volcanic caldera. And, of course, stops for refreshment at scenic cafes like Mama Thira’s. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 14: Ancient Akrotiri on Santorini

Enter the eerie ruins of ancient Akrotiri, where ash from the catastrophic volcanic eruption of the island Thera in 1600 BC buried and preserved beautiful images of the vanished Minoan-style culture. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 13: The Dramatic Island of Santorini!

Wander in a daze with Thor and me as we take in the “insanely dramatic” views of the whitewashed cubic labyrinth perched on the edge of a volcanic caldera high above the Aegean Sea. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Revisits Maui for Winter Solstice

Maui Dreams—Swimming in a Winter Wonderland NOTE: Here are repurposed photos from earlier blogs, with a few added bits. I’ll return next Saturday with the next installment of my Greece travels: The amazing island of Santorini. Happy Holidays to all! … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 12: Villages of Rhodes

Wander with Thor and me through the cobbled lanes of Greek villages on the sunny island of Rhodos. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I had been longing to return to this magical land … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 11: Beautiful Beaches of Rhodes

Touring ancient sites is hot, dusty work in the Greek islands. The solution: visiting the fabulous beaches for cooling swims in the clear blue Aegean! And a cold beer doesn’t hurt. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 10: Ancient and Medieval Artifacts

The hulking, fortified city walls and buildings of Medieval Rhodes shelter fragile remnants of ancient Greece, still hauntingly evocative after thousands of years. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I had been longing to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 9: Classical Lindos on Rhodes

The lovely Classical remnants of the Lindos acropolis hover like a dream on the rocky cliffs high above the deep blue Aegean Sea. Come climb these layers of history with me. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 8: Rhodes Palace of the Grand Masters

Explore with me the fortress-within-a-fortress built by the Medieval Knights of St. John, and restored by the Italian Fascists in gaudy splendor. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I had been longing to return … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 7: Rhodes Old Town

Wander the labyrinth of the Medieval walled city of  Rhodos Old Town, getting lost and found in this thriving community that links modern tourism with 2500 years of history. Note: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years … Continue reading

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