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Maria Paravantes
Travel & Tourism Journalist | Greek Culture & Travel Expert | Founder & Storyteller @ | Writes for @gtpgr,
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Born and raised in Chicago, I have nearly three decades of journalistic experience covering tourism and travel, gastronomy, arts, music and culture, economy and finance, politics, health and social issues for international press and media. I've worked for Lonely Planet, Fodor's Travel, The Telegraph, Reuters, Huffington Post, Billboard Magazine, Time Out Athens, the Athens News, Odyssey Magazine and, among others, and have also served as Special Advisor to Greece’s minister of Foreign Affairs, and to the mayor of Athens on international press and media issues. I am currently a freelance reporter, content and features writer, founder of, a site which focuses on Greek travel, culture, and hospitality, and I collaborate with GTP Headlines.

January 2019
Athens, Greece
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  • Wonderful idea. Hope to see a bit of Greece in there soon!

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  • Thank you Gabriela. Thessaloniki is really nice and has a very youthful cool vibe. I think Athens - yes, Rafina for instance is great for remote work but also if you're up for it, the islands. Naxos and Aegina (closer to Athens) would be an idea.

  • I could easily say Greece. There's been lots done in the last few years to make lives easier for remote work. And what a perfect place to work remotely: sea-sun-great weather. I do it often.

  • Yes, indeed it is. Chicago has the so-called wind-chill factor which can add 20 degrees below the existing temperature. So be prepared. Have fun!

  • Chicago is my hometown. Do visit Navy Pier, Millennium Park, the Riverwalk, take a boat tour of downtown Chicago, get a taste of the Chicago blues off State St, go to Gino's for deep dish pizza, visit the Art Institute - Museum of Science and Industry, ... show more