In the Current Celebrity Travel Addicts Q&A we and Marissa Tejada of Travel Greece Fulfill.
Find out how this New Yorker began a lifetime of travel and moved into Athens, Greece. She writers for her website as well as Fodor’s, CNN Travel, Lonely Planet, and travel and lifestyle publications. Meet with Marissa Tejada and take a look at where she’s headed into next and her Top Ten List to Crete!
How did your passion for travel begin?
I’ve always loved travel. It actually took hold when the beauty of the country moved to Greece and motivated me. That’s 1 reason decided to take on travel writing time and eventually started my website Travel Greece.
Just how many days/weeks are you currently traveling in any given year? Which are the kinds of places would you like to visit?
I am established in Athens and I am still discovering new places around the city and country after living here for eight decades. Otherwise, much of the year travel whether it is abroad or in Greece. It depends upon site trips, assignments and my general program.
What is it that you want audiences to gain/ learn from photography and your work videos?
I want my viewers. It is a diverse country beyond the Santorini and Mykonos. My website also concentrates on European city breaks. As a consequence, one of the amazing things about living in Europe is the access to seeing different countries. Within hours you can immerse yourself.
Because I reside I guess I can’t rely Athens? For three other options:
Give us your’Top 5′ list for one of these destinations, like a list of sorts
This city has something particular about it. The food, the language, the culture and the city itself.
How many countries have you seen so far?
Italy is an amazing destination and I will devote the remainder of my life always looking to come back to explore more.
Your top three favourite restaurants?
Enjoy Italy, I can say the exact same and I’ve been twice so far, I will devote the remainder of my life looking to come back to explore more. I like history, the culture, hospitality, nature, gastronomy as well as landscapes. Oh, the shores! It is a destination in Greece.
Favorite restaurant on earth?
Go explore Knossos Palace, out of Heraklion.
It is an amazing archaeological website.
Your favorite travel movie?
While in Heraklion, eat at Peskesi.
Favourite global airport?
Move experience the beaches of Crete.
They’re amazing. My favorite was Elafonissi.
City using the friendliest folks?
Check out the beautiful towns of Rethymnon and Chania, known for their gorgeous harbors, citadels and the beautifully preserved old towns that are just amazing for”lost” in.
Your favorite traveling companion?
Visit the Arkadi Monastery in Rethymnon, a structure that’s steeped in spectacular history.
While traveling best way you kill time?
What is the most exotic location you have been taken by your livelihood?
Greek, Italian, Asian
What are without?
Oh, so many!
But, this is not difficult to reply. I adore the Kouzina-Kouzina in Athens of Mana. The menus are a prime example of just how storied and diverse Greece’s gastronomy is. Seasonal recipes. In addition, it is located in my preferred district Monastiraki, of town.
What is your dream destination?
Midnight in Paris
You traveled to so many Greek islands, why and that is your favorite?
I travel to Orlando to go to my parents, also I feel as though I’ve made it into my 27, when I access to this particular airport. I could relax in Florida, while I love New York.
Your favorite travel quotation?
I will tie it using Crete (not a city but an island) and for a real city with super friendly folks, I’d say Chicago.
Where to next?
I love taking my sister. She’s living in New York, so we’re far apart. It’s always a blessing to share the work I adore and also our time.
Social media. Kindle. Always something to read or catch up on.
Machu Picchu, Peru
Your very best piece?
Your perspective will change about the world.
iPhone, DSLR Nikon, Laptop, Kindle
I feel like I want to bring a non-techy thing… I’d state my inflatable neck pillow for any extended trips.
I mentioned Crete so that’s one. But, some say it is not a country by itself! LOL.
I am especially in love with all the islands. Within this chain, I’d say Serifos. I love the beaches and untouched beauty of the landscape.
“There are no foreign lands, only the traveler who is foreign.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
Off to Malta, Cyprus, and Italy soon.
Then there are far more Greek islands awaiting me including Rhodes Hydra, Mykonos and Serifos.
Native New Yorker Marissa Tejada is travel writer an writer and writer living in Athens, Greece. She composes for travel websites including Lonely Planet, CNN Travel, Fodor’s and various lifestyle and travel publications. She also keeps busy by often posting her food and travel adventures called Travel Greece. Expat life prompted her acclaimed romantic comedy book Chasing Athens that’s available on Amazon. You can find her on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.