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 […]

Post-War Sarajevo

If you’re a twenty-something man from Sarajevo lucky enough to still be alive, you would have lived through a transfer of power from a beloved post World War II regime to a brutal Unitarian Serb nationalist madman. You would have lived through Yugoslavia’s greatest moment of triumph, the 1984 Winter Olympics. You would have lived […]

Entering Serbia From Kosovo

If you are planning on going from Kosovo to Serbia without a prior entry stamp into Serbia, think again. Serbia does not recognize the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) which is currently administering the troubled area because it still considers Kosovo part of Serbia. You will face certain delays, fines and possible jail time […]

Albanian Adventure

When people think of Albania, they generally don’t think of good things. I knew this coming into Albania but was looking forward to it anyway because it was my last country to visit in Continental Europe. I still have a few islands to go but the hard ones are done and what a way to […]

Happy Birthday to Me in Dubrovnik

A great way to spend my 29th birthday was in Dubrovnik, Croatia where we met up with my other friend Jake and we explored the ramparts of the great walled city all day and celebrated way too long into the night in the alleyway bars of the old city.

Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor is a gorgeous coastal town in Montenegro-the newest country in the world. It is located in the most secluded part of Gulf of Kotor. The town has a population of 13,500, and is the administrative center of the Kotor municipality.

Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade is a funny place. It’s not particularly pretty or that interesting on the surface but once you kind of dig deep down there is a lot to appreciate and like about this capital city.


We entered Kosovo from Skopje and drove the the beautifully eerie countryside that became all too familiar to me during the mid 90’s as I watched the war unfold on TV. I felt a strange feeling as I entered because I remembered the war and watching it and the interviews with people affected by the […]

Skopje, Macedonia

The birthplace of Mother Teresa can’t be a bad place, right? She was born in Skopje in 1910 and her presence is felt throughout the region and especially in Skopje. Today the city beams with life, energy and excitement after the break-up of the former Yugoslavia.