A is for ATV: My New Preferred Method of Travel

A is for ATV: My New Preferred Method of Travel

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Of course I had heard of and seen ATV’s around, both in upstate New York and in various island countries.  However, I first stepped on one on our most recent trip to Greece, where we honeymooned for 2 and a half glorious weeks.

Originally planning on renting a car for the most of our trip (which we did for a few days in Crete), we opted for the ATV instead.  Was it cheaper?  Yes.  Did it look like more fun?  Yes.  Was it totally safe?  Probably not.  Did we know how to drive it?  No.  

So, we rented one anyways.

I was actually more-than-skeptical at first about our plan.  Noah is a good driver behind the wheel– of a car, but I was pretty sure he had zero experience driving one of these bad boys.  I took the chance and got behind him, holding on for dear life at first.
I slowly become more comfortable as we zoomed past each mile, and eventually was pretty eager and super-excited when it was time to hop back on.  It was an exhilarating experience to say the least.  The wind blowing in my hair (thankfully my helmet constraining some of it), the sound of the water right below us.
I even got pretty comfortable driving on the mountainous coast- with the water a couple hundred feet below us.  What am I saying?  I didn’t drive.  But I was now relaxed and at ease around the sharp bends of the cliffs we were driving on.
The ATV made it super easy to stop for a quick second to snap some photos, which I was pretty thrilled about.  Anyone who knows me should know just I giddy I get about this.

IF ONLY WE HAD THESE IN NEW YORK.  Although with all the traffic lights and stop signs, an ATV ride probably wouldn’t be as much fun.  Plus, what do you do when it rains?  Oh, mother nature happens on the Greek Islands too?  You would never know.

We could have rented a real scooter, but yeah, we just aren’t coordinated enough for one.  Even the ATV was pushing it a bit for me at first.

Some other transportation we found in Greece that I thought would be fun as well:

Have you ever ridden an ATV?  
What were your experiences like?  
Are you ballsy enough to ride a scooter?
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