Barbara Weibel

335 Flips | 1 Magazine | 52 Likes | 4 Following | 32 Followers | @baweibel | After 36 miserable years in corporate life, I walked away from my successful career to pursue my true passions of travel, writing, and photography

PHOTO: The Windmills of Kato Mili on the Greek Island of Mykonos

I was more than a little puzzled when I first saw the Windmills of Kato Mili on the Greek island of Mykonos. This tiny speck of granite in the far …

Mykonos

Ultimate Travel Bucket List on Flipboard

Join "Ultimate Travel Bucket List on Flipboard" on Flipboard and share or heart inspiring stories.<p>Negril and Montego Bay, Jamaica - …

Warm Mineral Springs, Sarasota, Florida

I was surprised when I drove into the parking lot at Warm Mineral Springs. For a spa that billed itself as the natural spring with the highest …

PHOTO: Ruins of the Temple of Zeus in Ancient Olympia, Greece

Today the Temple of Zeus stands in ruins, its 34 massive columns toppled and scattered in pieces around the Sanctuary of Ancient Olympia. But in 457 …

Ancient History

PHOTO: Hermes and Infant Dionysus, Archeological Museum in Olympia, Greece

The itinerary for my Greek tour with Collette included a day in Olympia Greece, site of the first Olympic Games in 776 B.C. I thoroughly enjoyed my …

Ancient History

Falling in Love with the Fabled Blue and White of Mykonos, Greece

I turned my nose up at the offer of a map. The narrow, stone-paved streets of Mykonos begged to be explored randomly. I wasn’t quite sure what to …

Love

Guanajuato Mexico - Most Beautiful City in the World

When I first set foot in Guanajuato, this city in Mexico’s central plateau reminded me of Rome. By the second day, I was proclaiming it the most …

PHOTO: Lion Gate, Fabled Entrance to the Ancient Citadel of Mycenae, Greece

In the middle of the second century, the scholar Pausanius published his landmark Description of Greece. Among the many civilizations he documented …

Ancient History

Sofia Bulgaria as a Tourist Destination

A tall, gaunt man limped toward me as I dragged my luggage down the steps of the train that had just arrived in Sofia.<p>“Where are you going?” he asked …

PHOTO: Tolo, Greece, A Popular Holiday Destination on the Greek Riviera

With its protected harbor and more than a mile of pristine sand beaches, Tolo Greece has grown from a small fishing village to become one of the most …

European Travel

PHOTO: Old Town in Nafplio, Greece, One of the Most Beautiful Villages in the Peloponnese

Scarlet Bouganvillas cascaded down ocher walls. A palm lined plaza led to a simple church so blindingly whitewashed that it made me squint. Wrought …

Café

The Real Story Behind Three Sisters Trekking Pokhara Nepal

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Paying to Volunteer - Scam or Legitimate Social Program?<p>Sarita was only 13 years old when her parents sold …

PHOTO: Painting Religious Icons at Pefkis Workshop of Byzantine Icons in Greece

Pefkis Workshop of Byzantine Icons is a family affair. The shop was started by Father Pefkis, a master iconographer who began painting exquisite …

Greece

PHOTO: Rio Antirrio Bridge Connects Greek Mainland with Peloponnese Peninsula

Following a remarkable visit to the ancient Oracle of Delphi on the mainland of Greece, our Collette tour headed for the Peloponnese Peninsula. …

Travel

Tools - Flipboard

I stood upon the rugged flanks of Mount Parnassus and turned slowly, soaking in the 360-degree panorama. Behind me, pockets of fleshy pink limestone …

Ancient History

The Erotic Art of Pompeii

On a fine afternoon in 1752, word reached King Charles III of Bourbon that his royal archeologist, Karl Weber, had discovered a treasure trove at …

PHOTO: Monastery of the Holy Trinity in Meteora, Greece

If the Monastery of the Holy Trinity (Agia Triada) looks familiar to you, you’re likely a James Bond fan. The final scenes of the film, “For Your …

PHOTO: Monolithic Rocks Frame the Pretty Greek Town of Kalambaka

Though primarily known as the gateway to Greece’s famous Meteora monasteries, the village of Kalambaka is exquisite in its own right. During a brief …

Monasteries

Help Exchange - Free Room and Board for Volunteers

“On mountaintop. Great view. On a small Caribbean island. Pineapple and wax apple farm. Building in construction. I live with my 3 kids. 3 German …

PHOTO: How to Tenderize Octopus on the Island of Mykonos, Greece

I’d always heard that you must tenderize octopus before it can be eaten, but I had no idea what that involved until I visited Mykonos, Greece during …

Mykonos

PHOTO: Blue Dome Viewpoint on the Greek Island of Santorini

Blue Dome Viewpoint offers a panoramic view of the flooded volcanic caldera on the Greek island of Santorini. Originally connected to the island, the …

Elephant Seals on South Georgia Island, Southern Atlantic

Once in a great while I come across something so profoundly touching that I am compelled to share it. I was astonished by a video of a woman …

15 of the world’s most photogenic buildings

Around the world, architectural works of art continue to fascinate travellers and photographers, from the Taj Mahal to Palacio da Pena. Here, 15 of …

The Curse of Robert The Doll

I snapped a photo of Robert The Doll before reading that he puts curses on anyone who takes his photograph. Uh oh. Surely it’s just a myth, I …

20 of the world’s greatest wildlife destinations

From classics (Maasai Mara, Galapagos…) to little known gems (Wrangel Island, Chitwan…), these are some of the greatest places on Earth to see and …

PHOTO: Troop of Baboons in Mago National Park in Southern Ethiopia

In the early morning hours, this troop of baboons strolled onto the road in Mago National Park in the Omo Valley of southern Ethiopia. Established in …

Orlando International Airport to scan faces of US citizens

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's busiest airport will be the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, officials said Thursday, a move that pleases airport executives but worries privacy advocates.<p>Officials at Orlando International …

PHOTO: Sun Sets Over Salt Flats in the Danakil Depression of Ethiopia

I eased into the low canvas deck chair my driver had set up next to our jeep. Waving off the glass of wine he proffered, I focused on the enormous …

Chattanooga, Tennessee - Best Place to Live in America

In October of 2011, readers of Outside Magazine overwhelmingly voted Chattanooga, Tennessee their ultimate dream town. The following year, the New …

PHOTO: Hydro-Geothermal Deposits of Dallol, in Northeast Ethiopia

Dallol, officially one of the remotest places on earth, is located in the Danakil Depression in northeast Ethiopia. The area is known for its …