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10 Things to See and Do in Mostar

The Old Bridge in Mostar (the top thing to see) down on the turquoise river.

Driving into Mostar through lush mountains and colorful farm land of Bosnia and Herzegovina we immediately noticed the difference in the landscape from Montenegro. After so much research about this ancient city, we could not wait to see it for ourselves. Read on to find out the 10 must see and do things we found […]

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What to See and Do in Montenegro

Masha overlooking Sveti Stefan

The tiny new republic of Montenegro is home to dramatic mountains, gorgeous landscapes, picturesque coastal towns and lovely welcoming people. It encompasses an Adriatic coastline, lowlands and high mountain ranges. Half of the country is covered by thick forests and the Tara River canyon is the deepest and longest in Europe. Consequently, there is so […]

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Kotor Bay – A Jewel of the Balkans – What to See and Do

The glistening water of Kotor Bay is shouldered by limestone cliffs of Lovcen National Park which jut around charming medieval towns. The mountains are dotted with tiny villages and monasteries with peaceful verdant trails between them reflecting in the tranquil water of the bay. Kotor Bay is a national treasure. A true jewel of the […]

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Hiking in the Bay of Kotor

The view of Kotor Bay from the Old Fort Trail

Arriving in the Bay of Kotor was like landing in a picture perfect adventure wonderland. Surrounded by jutting mountains precariously peering over cobalt glassy water, peppered with medieval churches and fortresses and cobblestone trails I didn’t know whether to grab a mountain bike, my running shoes, kayak or climbing equipment (there is a stunning Via […]

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The Best of Kosovo

Prizren Kosovo Stone Bridge

Kosovo is Europe’s newest country. At the heart of the Balkans, it is truly a fascinating land.  We experienced genuine generosity of it’s people, warm smiles and charming mountain towns.  Kosovo also has breathtaking medieval monasteries.  They are known to contain some of the most precious art in Europe.   We review the best things to […]

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North Macedonia the Great

Steeped in history and nestled between stunning mountains, shimmering lakes and gorgeous parks, North Macedonia quickly became one of my favorite places in the Balkans.

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The Best of Northern Albania

Isolated and shut off from the world for so long, Albania emerged from communist rule in 1991 and has been slowly trying to catch up to modernity…very slowly. Traveling through most of northern Albania was like traveling back in time and back to the grey, drab colors of the Soviet era. At this point you […]

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Singapore – Riverview

Singapore is one of those clean, cultured and cosmopolitan places that we enjoy visiting often. There is so much to see and experience in this diverse island nation that we make it a point to stay in a different part of Singapore each time we visit.

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Koh Lanta – Serene Simplicity

Koh Lanta is one of the most accessible tropical islands in Thailand that is mostly unspoiled and very welcoming. The island is only 70 kilometers from Krabi and it’s international airport, but feels a million miles away due to it’s gorgeous strands of never ending beaches, lush jungles, pretty coral reefs and bohemian laid back […]

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