I recently spent an afternoon swimming in the placid, crystal blue water at Waimea Bay (O’ahu, Hawaii), and I realized that it was the first time in nearly 9 months that I had such a long and rejuvenating swim. The calm, lake-like feel of the Bay reminded me of my countless swims in Greece, particularly Mykonos. Even though Mykonos is known for its wild nightlife, a more peaceful and slow-paced life is available to those who seek it. And that is precisely what I remember most about this wonderful Cycladic island. For all of you loyal readers out there, here’s a slice of heaven.