Welcome to Life On The Mediterranean. You are in the right place if you are looking for travel inspiration about Mediterranean destinations and living in the Mediterranean. Where to go, what to see, where to stay, what to sample, what to buy… anything pertaining to the Mediterranean region.
When I started my first blog, Moe’s Atlas, I realized many of my posts focused on the stunning Mediterranean. I loved it so much, that I bought a place in the South of France in 2009. It’s now my home.
I live in Nice, France, just 4 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea. Living here is a dream and I know a lot of people would like to do the same. It wasn’t an easy feat, but you can read my article on how I eventually came to live on the Mediterranean.
My first taste of Life on the Mediterranean was when I studied abroad in Bologna, Italy as a college student in 1985. Within a few weeks after we arrived, some friends discovered the beach in Rimini. It was only an hour away. I had only seen an ocean or a sea once or twice in my life.
When I saw the beach in Rimini, it was heaven, and the start of my love affair – with Italy and the Mediterranean. That’s me in the photo below when I was riding donkeys on the Paros Island, Greece in 1985. I did a Greek Island hopping tour to Paros, Rhodes, and Kalymnos Greece, and met two women who I traveled with for a week.
I created Life On The Mediterranean with the hope of inspiring and encouraging you to travel this region. I want you to experience what I love about the countries and cultures that touch this magical sea. Maybe you’ll consider traveling to France, or Spain, or Greece or Malta…or any of these wonderful locations.
Life on the Mediterranean provides travel tips and information on things to see and do. We also highlight events, recipes following the Mediterranean diet, personal impressions, suggested accommodation and tips for finding affordable luxury. You’ll also find unique products from the Mediterranean region, and must-have, travel-related items for your holidays.
Did you know that 21 countries touch the Mediterranean? While I’ve visited nearly 50 countries worldwide, I’ve only visited 10 countries along the Mediterranean. I have a bit of travel to do, and hope you will join me on my journeys!
The Mediterranean is not merely a sea, but a lifestyle ~
A bit of history…
I’m the former Marketing Communications Manager for Hyatt Hotels Corporation in Chicago. I know hotels. Good hospitality and customer service are paramount! I’ve published reviews on new properties here and here on Moe’s Atlas, to encourage bookings and build brand recognition. I was also a Hyatt Photoshoot Art Director. You know those dreamy images online of hotel suites, swim-up bars, rooftop restaurants and fantastic wedding venues? Well I’ve staged and photographed those with the best Architectural Digest photographers available.
Then I became Director at the Blackstone Group in the UK. They are a notable private equity firm out of New York. I developed a luxury student housing brand with them called, Nido Student Living. We had 2500 beds in London and I was responsible for overseeing operations, marketing and revenue management. We generated more than $35M in rental revenue each year! No small feat. It also taught me how I could take my hotel experience and transfer it to the student housing sector. I am, and always will be, a big promoter of international education and luxury properties.
Life On The Mediterranean will eventually host a shop selling products from local retailers attached to the Mediterranean to expose their brands. I will also include links in my posts about products or services that I believe you should try. I only promote things I’ve tried or believe in. If you are a looking to promote your brand, get in touch and we can discuss how to collaborate.
Life On The Mediterranean
35 Rue Pairoliere, 06300 Nice, France
French Siret Number : 840 507 156