Summer Travel With Lycyd Lyte Bluetooth Sunglasses

The summer family vacation is back! After a summer disrupted by COVID, many people are looking to get away to Disney World, Wally World, or wherever they can go, feel safe and relax. In late May, we were thinking about our summer trip and considering several destinations when suddenly, countries in the EU began to reopen for Americans to visit provided they had been vaccinated and could supply a recent COVID test.

We jumped at the opportunity as prices for transportation and lodging were very low as demand hadn’t materialized in those early days. We booked roundtrip air to Athens and began to fill in our itinerary for our time there. I was really looking forward to getting away with the Mary’s and a different POV from Raleigh.

Once in Athens, having a night before our flight to Corfu, we decided to just stay at our hotel and get some sleep along with a light meal. We were directly across from the Temple of Zeus and the rooftop restaurant had a great view of the Parthenon. I spent some time alone at the restaurant while the Mary’s slept, and took advantage of the time difference from the US to trade some options while continuing my book. Shannon joined me for a sunset dinner, and Mary Catherine opted for room service. Our bags finally showed up that evening so we were all set for our morning trip to the northern island of Corfu.

Again, the airport transfers and downtime were entertainment opportunities thanks to Lucyd. I took in a couple of travel blogger videos for inspiration of what to do and see. Corfu was beyond compare and quite lush and green for Greece thanks to its location on the Adratic off the coast of Albania and Greece. Our taxi driver told me there were 3 million olive trees on the island which I find easy to believe. The food was wonderful and some of the old sections reflect the influence of the Venetians who controlled Corfu for centuries. We mainly stayed within walking distance of our AirBnb in Paleokastrista on Corfu’s West Coast. We booked a sailing charter one day and also a small runabout for touring the endlessly changing coastline. My Lucyd Lytes made it easy to stay in touch with family and friends who called to check in on our travels.

The next day we treated ourselves to a lazy day at the Seaside beach club on the black sand beach. In both cases, a little light music via the integrated Lucyd was perfect to set the mood.

The final leg of our trip was for 3 days in Athens. We took the World Champion Jet Ferry which had no wifi or entertainment so I continued my book for the 4 hour passage. It’s always nice to have your entertainment handy for times like this.

The trip home was absolutely without interruption and being a daylong affair, it was a great time to catch up on some podcasts I follow, in addition to just relaxing. Many thanks to my glasses for making the trip so enjoyable.

Written by Harrison Gross

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