Americans are Traveling to Europe This Summer in Huge Numbers

It makes me proud and happy to say that Americans are traveling to Europe this summer in huge numbers despite a bad year for terror attacks and threats. Back in March I wrote about why I am not scared to travel to Europe and apparently other people agreed with me! This makes me happy not […]

5 Awesome Things To Do in Vienna, Austria

It’s funny how your perspective changes as you get older. For example, I first came to Vienna in 2000 just after graduation from college. I had left my buddies who I was backpacking with as I wanted to go to Bratislava and Vienna and they wanted to go down to Milan from Salzburg where I […]

How I Spent a Day in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia has an aura about it. The name just sounds European exotic. You are constantly berated by pictures of Dubrovnik on social media and to see it for yourself is to realize the photos don’t even do it justice. You could spend a week in Dubrovnik and base yourself for day trips to neighboring […]

A Bosnia Road Trip Has 2 Can’t Miss Places

Bosnia Herzegovina is an interesting place. If you’re a citizen of a certain age you’ve been through more than most of us could ever fathom. To me, Sarajevo was always the center of the 1990’s Balkans war. It was the most recognizable name from the Balkans as it hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics. It had […]

A Dream Vacation to Lake Como, Italy

This is a sponsored post from my friends at Allianz Travel Insurance that seemed quite fitting because I am in Italy as we speak. Lake Como is absolutely stunning and one of my favorite places in Italy. This is an excellent guide to Lake Como and since I never really wrote about my experience, this […]

How I Made it to the North Pole

How I made it to the North Pole is a roundabout story that goes back more than 2 years. Ever since my first failed Antarctic expedition when Prince Harry prevented me from reaching the South Pole and when I finally made it to the South Pole I knew I was going to go to the […]

My Serbia Road Trip Essentials

Serbia is a big country for the Balkans and there is a lot of ground to cover on a Serbia road trip. Coming up to Belgrade from Kosovo via Montenegro, we saw much of the country and it is a beautiful place. This was my second trip to Belgrade after a 2007 visit that had […]

The Ultimate Kosovo Road Trip

Kosovo is that place that is a country but isn’t technically. So that’s why when I’m asked how many countries are there, the answer is ‘it’s complicated’. It’s a beautiful place in a historically volatile region. I first visited Kosovo in 2007 by bus from Skopje, Macedonia. I only visited Pristina and was honestly not […]

Where to Stop on a Macedonia Road Trip

After 2 days in Tirana, Albania my Macedonia road trip began. This was to be the start of a 1700km/1100 mile road trip through much of the Balkans. I had done a similar trip some 10 years ago taking busses and trains; which sucks as a way to travel in the region because you’re really […]

2 Days in Tirana, Albania

I have to admit before this trip to Albania, I would have said Albania was my least favorite country in Europe. My last trip in 2007 ended up with me getting the bird flu amongst a series of mishaps during our 3 days traveling from Montenegro down to Greece with a few stops along the […]

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