Petty Larceny, Wanderlust and Dreaming of a Holiday in Corfu

I love dreaming about where to go on vacation.

As a kid, I would flip through glossy vacation brochures filled with scenes of sun-drenched beaches and smiling families until the pages went limp with use. Travel agents must have hated me. I was constantly nicking their magazines.

Corfu Beaches

Beautiful Corfu by Michael Gleave

Today, not much has changed, except I’m checking out pretty pictures online, instead of committing petty larceny against unsuspecting travel agents. I’m on a bit of a Southern Europe kick, looking at how to find Corfu holidays for our beach loving family.

Why Corfu? Cofu’s a Greek island on the Ionian sea, dotted with pretty beaches and historic ruins. The old city has made the UNESCO World Heritage List. Many think Cofu was mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey, and homeowners on the island’s exclusive northeast side include members of the Rothschild family. It sounds like a wonderful place to soak up culture and history, wander the cobbled streets of the old city and take a dip in the clear water of the Ionian sea.

Lighthouse on Corfu

Lighthouse on Corfu by Dean Sas

If Corfu doesn’t work out, it’s not like there’s a lack of fascinating and beautiful places to hang out in Southern Europe. Maybe I should start checking out bargain Spain holidays as well? Costa Blanca’s looking pretty good, with its beautiful views and crimson sunsets.

Costa Blanca Spain by Wyemji

Costa Blanca Spain by Wyemji

 

Sunset at Costa Blanca Spain

Sunset at Costa Blanca Spain by Wyemji

If beaches and sunsets aren’t working, word is that there’s some stunning Gaudi architecture to see.

Gaudi's Casa Batllo

Gaudi’s Casa Batllo by Lukasz Dzierzanowski

But most importantly… given our well documented love of ice cream, it’s nice to know that something like this would be waiting for us.

Helado de Frambuesa in Andalusia

Helado de Frambuesa in Andalusia by Javier Delgado

Do you have any dream destinations?

 

10 Responses

  1. Micki Kosman

    We’re loving the idea of going to check out some of the Greek islands, but you pointed out the problem :). Where on earth do you start? They all look so beautiful!

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  2. Lindy Coops

    That looks good! Greek islands are good :-)
    But in my opinion – definitely go to Italy for ice cream! I can highly recommend north Lake Garda, Finale Ligure and the Cinque Terre regions: nice climate, pretty sights, activities like hiking & cycling all around. Have a great time wherever you end up!
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  3. Fly Girl

    Stunning pix! Greek islands have always been an interest for me, the landscape and history is really intoxicating. My dream destination is India followed by Fiji. I love Indian culture on every level, food, clothes, spirituality and Fiji is just beautiful.
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