Concrete Bunkers of Tirana

Particularly different from all other European capitals, Tirana, the capital and most populous city of Albania, which was once considered to be the world’s most closed nation, is a delight for travelers looking for a destination off the beaten path. Read More …

Shkodër, Northern Albania

Albania Almost forgotten in the Balkan Peninsula, Albania, which was once considered to be the world’s most closed country, was the fifth country in our itinerary across the Balkans. From a list of over twenty countries that I have visited Read More …

Open Water Swimming in Budva

Every time people ask me about my favorite destinations, I always mention Budva, Montenegro. This small Montenegrin town on the Adriatic Sea is the perfect destination for summer vacation. A combination of sandy beaches, an old town surrounded by stone Read More …

The Fjords of Kotor

The triangle-shaped fortified city of Kotor was the first Montenegrin city in our itinerary. It is told to be the most famous town in the entire country, and I seriously wouldn’t doubt it. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Read More …

Sunset in Cavtat, Croatia

The last Croatian town in our Ultimate Balkan Road Trip itinerary was Cavtat. It is believed that without Cavtat, there would be no Dubrovnik. According to History, this small town on the Adriatic Sea coast, located just 20 kilometers south Read More …

King’s Landing Dubrovnik

Located in the Croatian region of Dalmatia, Dubrovnik, which is usually referred to as Pearl of the Adriatic, gained major recognition for being the main filming location for King’s Landing, capital of the Seven Kingdoms, in the popular television series Read More …

Falling in Love with Mostar

After a few amazing days in Croatia, we were back in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mostar, the largest city of the Herzegovina region, was in our itinerary since the very first moment we started planning the Ultimate Balkan Road Trip. It Read More …

Snorkeling in Brač Island

Croatia has over a thousand islands. The Island of Brac, the country’s third largest island, is one of the most touristic ones. It is located on the Dalmatian region and it is specially known for Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape), a Read More …

Exploring Krka National Park

It is a fact that tourism in Croatia has been rising throughout the past years, specially since Croatia joined the European Union in 2013. The country is usually portrayed as being one of the pearls of southern Europe, home to Read More …

Split, The Mediterranean Flower

Despite the recent events in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we made it safe and sound to Croatia. The coastal city of Split, the country’s 2nd largest city, was the next victim in our itinerary. This town, which is often referred to as Read More …