Urban Travel Blog

Author: Marissa Tejada

Marissa Tejada is an American journalist, travel writer and author living in Athens. She's a regular contributor to Forbes Travel, Wine Enthusiast, GQ and Urban Travel Blog. Full bio here.

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Tasty tapas, fancy cocktails and (very) friendly locals. Marissa Tejada learns to say Why Not? to Cock(tails), and ballses up over Bardem… just blame it on the Rioja! In one smooth sweeping motion, the bartender knocks down an archaic Pilsner tap over a tall frosty glass, delicately lifts up a…

Marissa Tejada is invited to the island of Fuerteventura by Hotel Elba Palace Golf to test out their new Gourmet & Volcanic Breaks, discovering strong breezes – and cheeses – as she goes. With its volcanic, rugged terrain surrounded by breathtaking beaches, a Spanish island located just off the coast…

Whilst some freizes still steadfastedly refuse to return to Athens (*cough cough British Museum), Marissa Tejada is happy to report that frozen yogurt at least has made its way back home… Any yogurt vs. Greek yogurt. Yes – there’s a difference. Greeks love their version which is luxuriously thick and creamy. These…

One warm Athenian summer night, among a sea of sharply dressed Greeks, I couldn’t help but spot an ambling pair of comfortably dressed Japanese tourists. With their guide book wide open and a big camera in hand, they began to make their way through the thick crowd ahead of them...