🇬🇷This is my Recap video for my Greece trip sponsored by @rei These trips are called the “Greek Islands Under 35 Adventures”
Don’t worry you can be over 35 and join the fun. Hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed the trip. OPA!!! 🇬🇷🇬🇷 #Travelwithrei#greece#greekislands#greek •sponsored•
It’s all about the LOCALS 🇬🇷🇬🇷
As I've stated before, meeting locals are one of the top things that I love when it comes to traveling to different places. Unlike Julius Caeser... The Greek people didn’t let me down. We had an excellent time Philing The Culture. 🇬🇷🇬🇷
The @rei 35 and under trips offers local guides on every journey, and I have to say that the guides are so engaging and helpful. They made the trip a lot of fun. Here is a video of the locals I was able to capture while I was in Greece 🇬🇷. Greek people are amazing! 🇬🇷🇬🇷
ps. Giannis Antetokounmpo @giannis_an34 was the ice breaker, especially being from Milwaukee so Thank you or as you say: “ευχαριστώ.” 🇬🇷🇬🇷
Pss. The last part of this video has more energy than a Zeus lighting bolt. If that’s how he is in the morning I can’t imagine being with him all day. 🇬🇷🇬🇷
Question... Who has the best locals ?
How do you capture heaven on earth? I know I sound kinda cheesy. Well ask somebody who has been to the Greek islands how to capture it because I guarantee they’ll use cheesy phrases too. I’ve honestly seen some of the best views I’ve ever seen in Greece.
I imagined this trip with @rei would be cool but I wasn’t expecting this level of coolness & so much hiking. (Go check out my IG HIGHLIGHTS for proof.) Nevertheless it helped me burn all the calories from the Greek food we feasted upon.
The last leg of the u35 Greek island adventure was the beautiful island of Santorini. The view on this island was breathtaking. Although it was crowded and you should pack your patience, this place was worth it. In conclusion the whole trip was worth it.
Never imagined Greece to have so many hiking trails, turquoise blue waters, and a lot of cats 😺- I thought it was all about the Gods. This is Spartaaa!!!! I was so happy to have taken part in @REI under 35 trips to learn so much more.
From the group, to the hikes, and even the tour guides REI provided, I had an amazing time and would honestly recommend it to anybody.
🇬🇷 #santorini#🇬🇷#travelwithrei •sponsored•
When it comes to hiking and trekking I’m not sure I know what I’m doing. I wore Jordan 10s on the majority of our hikes.
@rei offers a checklist of things you should bring and Jordans weren’t exactly on the list. But as you can see, it didn’t stop me. I realized “hiking boots” don’t always have to be what you see in ads. And that @REI supplies us with expert guides to help us through activities we might not know how to do.
Which brings me to my next point. You don’t really see a lot of POC (people of color) doing #mountaineering that’s why I was so excited to be joining! We always see Caribbean travel being glorified and African Americans left out of outdoor travel. I’ve always said outdoor nature scenery pic over beach pic any day.
Anyway, shout out to REI for diversifying their platform and allowing us to represent them on this trip. This isn’t the first time they’ve worked with people of color and diversified their platform, either. Representation matters to get more POC in the outdoors and @rei is doing a cool job helping.
Which brings me to my question...
Would you ever go on a trip like this? What about a POC lead trip which had some of us leading the way... so you wouldn’t Phil alone?
#Greece#🇬🇷#poc#travelwithREI •sponsored• 📸: @dylan.h.brown
Have you ever seen views so spectacular you could only express yourself through song? Well while hiking on the Greek island of Amorgos with @rei we came down the back side of a mountain into bliss! I can’t put it in words nor does this picture do justice. So here’s a song for y’all. #travelwithrei#amorgos#greece#greekislands •sponsored•
I finally understand why the Greek Islands are one of the world’s top travel destinations. The Islands on the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea ... well technically the Aegean Sea are home to some of dopest beaches.
Yesterday I watched the sunset off the coast of Santorini and all I could do was count my blessings and reflect. Being on this tour with @REI I’ve hiked 3 of the 2000 islands Greece has to offer and I Phil like a champ!
I really enjoyed exploring this beautiful country the way I did. These trips are called the “Greek Islands Under 35 Adventures” and are an affordable alternative to their 200 other trips. And in my opinion it’s worth the money. Would you pay $2,000 for a week vacation that has taken care of everything for you, from transport to food to activities?
📸: @dylan.h.brown#travelwithREI#REIadventures#REI#Greece#greek •sponsored•
As I mentioned in my previous post - I’m in Greece courtesy of @REI. So, here’s a little bit more detail about the trip I’m on:
It’s called the “Greek Islands under 35 trip.” It’s a trip designed for people under the age of 35. However, ANY AGE CAN SIGN UP!!! No ageism at all.
GETTING MY GREEK ON
One of the dope things about the trip is that REI offers a local guide who can hang out with you for the whole trip. As you might know, I think culture is king and having these guides helps out a ton, especially with my travel style. So our guide ARCHELAOS (best name ever) taught me how to greet people the Greek way.
In countries all over the world, they greet with a kisses. Thank you, Archelaos! Questions: Do you use tour guides when traveling? Have you ever been to a country that greets with kisses? If so where and how many?
Movies and mythology prepared me for my Greek adventure. I was even a spartan in college. Now, it all comes full circle, and I’m finally setting my Nikes on Greek soil. I'm ready to eat Greek yogurt, Greek salad, and Gyros in Greece. I have a question... Have you ever heard of @rei - I ask because, at this moment, I am on a sponsored trip courtesy of @rei and shout out to REI for diversifying adventure travel. Representation is important! Another question... Have you guys ever been to Greece? #TravelwithREI •Sponsored• 📸: @dylan.h.brown#greece#🇬🇷#greek#greekisland#hellas
I jumped into the Zagreb culture, it's the capital of Croatia 🇭🇷 . Zagbred has great people, and tons of food. Have you ever been?? If the answer is no... you need to go. Croatia is a huge reason why the BALKANS are considered the best kept secret in Europe. #croatia#zagreb#🇭🇷#philgoodtravel#travelstoke#balkan