If you find yourself in Albania’s quirky capital in the heat of summer, you know how hot it can get! As much fun as it is exploring Tirana, it can be nice to get away and cool off by the ocean. This is where the lovely Durres Beach comes in! Only a 40 minute drive from Tirana, Durres (Beach) is situated on the Adriatic coast. When I traveled there with my husband, it felt like…
Istanbul is a city that cannot be sufficiently described without being seen. At one corner you've traveled back in time to haggle for spices. At the the next, you're taking a modern trolley to a perfectly curated museum. This city seems to wear a veil of mystery, and is so many things in one. The Constantinople of the ancient world, Istanbul is located on the bridge between two continents, and this is apparent in so…
Many people haven’t heard of the small Eastern-European country of Montenegro, nor its medieval city of Kotor. In their defense, it just recently gained its independence in 2006! Despite being new to the scene, I have a feeling it’s about to be on the radar of travelers worldwide. Its natural beauty, kind people, and affordability are going to start drawing more and more visitors each year. On a two-week trip through the Balkans with my…
September 14, 2022
By Michelle W.