The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 27: The North Coast of Naxos

Join Thor and me as we tackle another twisty, steep coastal road to visit a Venetian tower and the archaic Dionysos Kouros. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 25: Naxos and the Ancient Portara

Join Thor and me as we arrive by ferry on Naxos, home of the god Dionysos and his mortal bride Ariadne. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 1: Highlights

Join Thor and me as we go island-hopping to explore new settings for my novel-in-progress. And, of course, check out more beaches for swims in the clear blue seas! As THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT (the sequel to THE ARIADNE CONNECTION) takes … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer: Greece Trip Report 2

Thor and I are wrapping up our Greek island hopping, now on Naxos for more setting research for THE ARIADNE CONNECTION sequel. Stay tuned for a new Greece blog series starting next Saturday! Meanwhile, the stunning, massive Portara on Naxos, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 29: Farewell to Greece– For Now

  Thor and I have enjoyed sharing our journey through the incredible landscapes, history, and mythology of Greece. To wrap up this blog series, here are some highlights in photos. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 19: Farewell to Naxos Island

Take a last ramble around the lovely island of Naxos with Thor and me, as we vow to return to this blissful home of Ariadne and Dionysos. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 18: Naxos, Tracking the Wild Kouros

After being welcomed by the spirits of Ariadne and Dionysos to their blissful island, Thor and I set off to find the giant Kouros statues abandoned in the countryside near ancient marble quarries. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 17: A Voyage to Naxos, Home of Dionysos

Following the voyage of mythical Ariadne, we ply the “wine-dark sea” to the island of Naxos, where she met and married Dionysos, god of wine and ecstatic revelry. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 1

Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece–ahem, 35 years ago–I have been longing to return to this magical land of myth, history, and dramatic landscapes. Life always seemed to intervene. So Thor and I decided to celebrate our ten-year anniversary … Continue reading

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