Taking the Lake Koman Ferry in Albania

Taking the Lake Koman Ferry in Albania

Sweeping bluffs and barren foothills border Lake Koman’s julep-hued waters. All is hushed across this wind-scarred basin. An occasional solitary homestead peeks from the depths of a protected inlet, but there are no roads, telephone wires or visible electric poles…

5 days in Puerto Vallarta

Located at the base of the beautiful Sierra Madres, Puerto Vallarta’s cream-colored beaches and engaging culture make it the ideal region for both adventure and relaxation. We spent a week drinking margaritas, eating homemade tamales and fresh guacamole, and relishing…

10 things to do in Bosnia-Herzegovina

One of the disadvantages about long-term travel is that you can become desensitized to your surroundings, however fascinating and enthralling they may be. Another centuries-old church? Eh. More strolls through ancient castles? Meh. Sometimes, these “amazing” sites become part of…

Intoxicating Budapest, Hungary

Intoxicating Budapest, Hungary

So, I am a bit behind in my blogging and photo-editing lately. Since Slovakia, I have been weaving my way through Eastern Europe, and I just spent the last few weeks absolutely loving and savoring the Balkans. In my latest…

Weekend in Bratislava, Slovakia

Weekend in Bratislava, Slovakia

Slov- what – a?? Slovakia, Slovenia, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia…yes, it is confusing. I was chatting with a Slovak today at the bus station, and he said that the question of “How do I get to Yugoslavia/Czechoslovakia (via bus, train, etc.)” still…