My Day in Korcula, Croatia

One of the main reasons I was excited to go on my latest cruise with Azamara Club Cruises was that it stopped in several destinations I hadn’t been to. Korcula, Croatia was one of those destinations. I admittedly knew nothing about Korcula (Pronounced Corch-yooluh); not even that it was the birthplace of Marco Polo-a man […]

Highlights of Kotor, Montenegro

I first went to Kotor, Montenegro back in 2007 with my buddies. I didn’t know much about it back then except that it was supposed to be beautiful. And beautiful it was. 10 years later on a cruise on the Azamara Quest, we stopped into Kotor for a day. It didn’t disappoint. Here are the […]

Hvar is my Favorite Croatian Island

Hvar is a great island in the Croatian Islands of the Dalmatian Coast. It is both aesthetically pleasing and very practical. You can easily visit the sights of Hvar in a day and still have time to discover much of the rest of the island if you choose. However, Hvar (the city as opposed to […]

Zadar, Croatia is a Very Pleasant Place to Visit

Zadar, Croatia is a very pleasant place to visit. It is a beautiful town divided between old and modern by a small peninsula. It is very well kept, has natural beauty all around it and the small Adriatic city is a great place to walk and bike. There is nothing mind blowing about it, there’s […]

What to do with One Day in Slovenia

It’s funny because all I really remember about my first visit to Slovenia in 2004 was that it rained the whole time. I have some photos from Ljubljana somewhere that I took with a throw away camera but I have no idea where they are. So when I recently had one day in Slovenia, 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 […]

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 […]

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