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Amanda Summer
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Archaeologist and writer with a Greek soul, I identifiy with Persephone, the keeper of Mysteries, who spends some of her life aboveground and some of it in the Underworld. I excavate in Greece, but I also unearth and write about the mysteries that can be found in everyday living. Join me on my travels in and out of the Underworld.
Archaeologist and writer with a Greek soul, I identifiy with Persephone, the keeper of Mysteries, who spends some of her life aboveground and some of it in the Underworld. I excavate in Greece, but I also unearth and write about the mysteries that can be found in everyday living. Join me on my travels in and out of the Underworld.

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The Strength of Women
My daughter (on the right) and her colleagues from the Global Justice Center drove from New York to D.C.  on International Women's Day 2017 to march in front of the White House in support of women's rights. 

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I Love the Smell of Jetfuel in the Morning
Aboard the S.S. France  There is very little about travel that I don't like. When I was 6 weeks old, my parents loaded me onto a boat and the whole family shipped off to Italy. We lived in hotels before we moved into an apartment and I developed a taste for...

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100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go NPR podcast interview
Last week I was interviewed by Tom Wilmer at KCBX on his NPR podcast to discuss my new book, 100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go - click here to listen!

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Postcards from the Underworld: My Favorite Beach on Ithaki
Sun, sea, solace - what more do you want from a secluded Greek beach?  Along the winding road that connects the north with the south of the Greek island of Ithaki are three tiny coves with beaches tucked beneath the cliffs. Of the three, my favorite is call...

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I've been away...
Spending time away from blogging...been doing a lot of reading and starting to work again on a new writing project. Sometimes we need time away from social media to reset our thoughts and priorities in life.  Just curious...has anyone else taken a blog brea...

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Postcards from the Underworld: Meditations on a Roman Amphitheater
Roman Amphitheater Pula,  Istria Croatia 

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100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go: Fish Pedicure
Chapter 69: Places to Get Pampered in Athens The first time I walked by this place, I was surprised to see women lined up against the walls, traditional beauty shop style, but there were no hairdryers over their heads... instead, their feet were plunged int...

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Postcards from the Underworld: Sign of the Times
Peace sign riddled with bullet holes Stresa, Italy Lago Maggiore

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100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go: Kandylakia
Chapter 99: Roadside Shrines and the Goddesses Who Tend Them As you wend your way along the often steep and cliff hanging roads that hug the Greek coastline, you will surely notice myriad tiny shrines, known as kandylakia, that dot the way. These shrines ar...

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100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go: A Church that Grows Trees
Chapter 52: Saint Theodora's Chapel - The Miracle of the Rooftop Trees Deep in the heart of Greece's Peloponnese lies a tiny church that sprouts trees. It seems hard to believe, but seventeen mature trees literally grow from the roof of this eleventh-centur...
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