My absolute favorite location that I’ve traveled so far has been Corfu, Greece. It is an island in the Ionian Sea. My friends and I actually stumbled upon this location when we were looking up places to go during the weekend. We decided to go on an impulse, and it was the best decision we could have made!
When I thought about Greece before, I mostly thought about Mykonos and Santorini. Although this isn’t as popular of a location for tourists, I highly recommend it. It was such a small town and by the second day we were there, store owners were waving to us! It’s incredible that they remembered us just after one day; I could go to the same restaurant in New York City for months, and still not be recognized. The weekend was so relaxing and the weather was gorgeous. Even though we went during the end of October, we were still able to go swimming in the beaches – I even got a tan! I did my first ever fish spa also, and it was incredible!
Every street you turn into is filled with family shops and everyone is so welcoming. We met this incredibly sweet lady Rosy who runs this small shop and has the BEST Greek yogurt I will ever have in my life. The second time we went into her shop we met this couple that was doing an island tour of Greece. I spoke with the lady and she told me about the time she studied abroad with her friends in college and told me it was the best experience of her life. I’m so grateful to have been able to create such great memories all around the world with people who I would otherwise have never met.