Destinations

A fountain at Peles Castle

Sinaia, Romania: A Great Addition to Your Bucharest Trip

If you’re fortunate enough to visit Bucharest, Romania, you will have much to explore and enjoy. Among the many things to see in Bucharest, you can tour the Palace of ...
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Boats on the Bay of Kotor

Kotor, Montenegro Photo Gallery

Here are our favorite photos from our November 2023 trip to Kotor, Montenegro. There are also two photos from the nearby town of Tivat. Most of the photos were taken ...
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A merry-go-round at night

What You Need to Know When Visiting Tirana, Albania

What’s it like to visit Tirana, the capital of Albania? Except for the lack of street addresses and lackadaisical bus schedules, it was similar to visiting any other city. Before ...
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A large planter of a woman’s head

Tirana, Albania Photo Gallery

These are photos from our September 2023 trip to the cities of Tirana and Durres in Albania. To see the images in a slideshow with captions, press any image. You ...
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Venetian masks in a store window

A Venetian Surprise in Shkoder, Albania

One of the many things I love when traveling is discovering something incongruous, like when Steve and I ran across the wonderful Beatles Museum in the Hungarian city of Eger ...
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The Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia in Skopje

Skopje, North Macedonia Photo Gallery

Steve and I spent most of August 2023 in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. This city is unlike any we have visited. It’s quirky, it’s over-the-top, it’s never boring ...
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The Vardar River with a fountain

What Is Skopje Really Like? An Honest Review

If you asked 1,000 people which European city they would most like to visit, I'd be surprised if even one would put Skopje, North Macedonia, at the top of their ...
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Archaeological Museum of Macedonia

What You Need to Know When Visiting Skopje, North Macedonia

If you’re looking for somewhere unique and inexpensive to visit in Europe, consider Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. This Balkan city is uncrowded and easy to get around. Its ...
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A beachfront hotel in Opatija

Why You’ll Fall in Love with Opatija, Croatia

If you love captivating natural beauty, amazing architecture, and gorgeous gardens, check out Opatija, Croatia. Steve and I visited Opatija at the end of May, before the height of the ...
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Water and palm trees at sunset

Back to the U.S. (For One Month)

More than three years. Almost 38 months. 1,146 days. That’s how long it was between our last visit to the U.S. and our recent one in March of 2023. As ...
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Bottles of alcohol

What You Need to Know About Drinking in Morocco

Are you thinking of visiting Morocco and wondering if you will have to forego a refreshing beer or relaxing glass of wine? You might be surprised to learn that alcohol ...
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Goods for sale in Marrakesh

Marrakesh: Colorful, Crowded, and Just a Little Crazy

When Steve and I were planning our three-month Morocco trip, we decided against a long stay in Marrakesh. Much of what we read spoke of how overwhelming it can be ...
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