Visit to Greece: Seaworthy Adventures in Santorini

  • Posted on: 1 September 2017
  • By: helen
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A trip to Santorini should include a sailing cruise to visit the Greek islands' beaches and see an amazing sunset from Amoudi Bay, says blogger Judy Freedman.
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A trip to Santorini should include a sailing cruise to visit the Greek islands' beaches and see an amazing sunset from Amoudi Bay, says blogger Judy Freedman.

My first trip to Greece with my sister N and daughter A would soon be ending. Thankfully, we saved our seaworthy adventures in Santorini for the later part of the week, including a trip to the Perissa black sand beach and a sunset catamaran cruise around the island.

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Visit to Greece: A Fabulous Wine and Food Tour in Santorini

  • Posted on: 25 August 2017
  • By: helen
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Explore the food and wine culture of a Greek island as blogger Judy Freedman takes you along the Santorini Wine Trails.
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Explore the food and wine culture of a Greek island as blogger Judy Freedman takes you along the Santorini Wine Trails.

Are you ready to hear about my culinary explorations and libations in Santorini? It was mid-week in Santorini, and daughter A and I were looking forward to learning more about the food and wine culture of the region with Santorini Wine Trails. 

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Rethink Your Salads

  • Posted on: 25 August 2017
  • By: helen
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If you're tired of tossed salads or just not a fan of lettuce, try some interesting variations with vegetables, fruits and protein—but no lettuce. 

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If you're tired of tossed salads or just not a fan of lettuce, try some interesting variations with vegetables, fruits and protein—but no lettuce. 


Are you getting a little bored with summer salads? Maybe it's time to rethink your salad choices.  

A healthy salad is low-calorie, filling and packed with nutrients. But, it can easily become highly caloric, less nutritious or boring, depending on what ingredients you choose. 

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Travel to Greece: Soaking in the Splendors of Santorini

  • Posted on: 20 August 2017
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There's a reason Santorini has been described as one of Greece's most scenic spots. Travel along with writer Judy Freedman to see the sights.
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There's a reason Santorini has been described as one of Greece's most scenic spots. Travel along with writer Judy Freedman to see the sights.

Now that the weekend was behind us and we had experienced city life in Athens, it was time to spend a week soaking in the splendors of Santorini. My first trip to Greece with my sister N and daughter A was about to get even better.

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A Fun Fashionista Day at The Met Costume Exhibition

  • Posted on: 12 August 2017
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Costume exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a study in the duality of design—and a feast for the eyes.
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Costume exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a study in the duality of design—and a feast for the eyes.

Being a fashionista at heart (although I now wear yoga leggings most days), I so look forward to my yearly visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Costume Exhibition with my BFF J and BFF N. It is a high point of the summer. This year was no exception. The exhibition was a feast for the eyes and I can't wait to share my photos.

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Visiting Greece: Climbing to the Top of the Acropolis

  • Posted on: 29 July 2017
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A visit to Athens and a climb to the top of the Acropolis teaches so much about ancient Greek culture. Athens also offers wonderful Greek food.
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A visit to Athens and a climb to the top of the Acropolis teaches so much about ancient Greek culture. Athens also offers wonderful Greek food.

It was day two of my first visit to Greece with my sister N and daughter A. As I mentioned in my previous post, "The Amazing Old World of Athens," we were spending a weekend in Athens and then going for a week's vacation on the island of Santorini.

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Visiting Greece: The Amazing Old World of Athens

  • Posted on: 21 July 2017
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Blogger Judy Freedman explores Athens, Greece, checking out the food, the shopping, and the views.
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Blogger Judy Freedman explores Athens, Greece, checking out the food, the shopping, and the views.

"Let's plan a trip to Greece," said my daughter A the day after we arrived home from our summer 2016 family vacation to Italy. 

"I want to go to Greece," followed my sister N. 

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My Fabulous Foodie Day at the 2017 Fancy Food Show

  • Posted on: 14 July 2017
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New York's Fancy Food Show is a feast for food lovers, and blogger Judy Freedman shares some of her favorite food finds from the 2017 show.
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New York's Fancy Food Show is a feast for food lovers, and blogger Judy Freedman shares some of her favorite food finds from the 2017 show.

Are you hungry?

Are you thirsty?

If not, you likely will be after you read about my fabulous foodie day at the 2017 Fancy Food Show. Last week, I spent four hours walking 362,000 square feet of the Javits Center in New York while sampling goodies offered by 2,600+ exhibiting companies. As a long-term foodie (in my previous career I worked for two major food companies for 30+ years), attending the show and scoping out new products is always fun.

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Mindfulness, Happiness and More Trends From the 2017 Book Expo

  • Posted on: 7 July 2017
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The 2017 BookExpo offers new titles on mindfulness, happiness, aging and so much more.
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The 2017 BookExpo offers new titles on mindfulness, happiness, aging and so much more.

When I was growing up in the Bronx, New York, I loved going to the public library. My mom and I would walk across Mosholu Parkway from our home. Mom would go food shopping—which took a long time because she had to go to the butcher, the bakery and the supermarket.

I went to the library, where I headed straight for the new book section, opening the crisp covers, reading the flaps, flipping the printed pages. I'd stack the books—six was the limit—check them out one at a time and carry the pile in my arms to meet up with mom.

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My Yoga Journey: Celebrating 1 Year as a Teacher

  • Posted on: 2 June 2017
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Becoming a yoga instructor is a learning experience and many lessons come from listening to and observing students.
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Becoming a yoga instructor is a learning experience and many lessons come from listening to and observing students.

Last month, marked one year since I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training program at Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies.

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