Montenegro’s Lake Skadar National Park: A Day Trip and Boat Ride

Magnificent Lake Skadar is the largest lake in Southern Europe. It is also home to a dazzling array of wildlife.

Making a ‘Split Decision’ in Croatia

With a need to escape the borders of Europe’s Schengen Zone, we packed our bags for the winter and made a ‘Split‘ decision to head to Croatia’s splendid seaside city of the same name. Incredibly, the city has been continuously inhabited for 17 centuries, ever since Roman Emperor Diocletian had his retirement palace built here.Continue reading “Making a ‘Split Decision’ in Croatia”

Photo du Jour: – The Impending Journey – Perast, Montenegro

  “The journey not the arrival matters.” – T. S. Eliot A wooden boat sits tethered in the fjord-like Bay of Kotor, near the town of Perast, Montenegro. On a crisp, spring afternoon, we took in this incredible vista from a nearby café, while imagining what adventures lay ahead.

Photo du Jour: The Red Balloon – Šibenik, Croatia

  A young girl, carrying a cherry-colored balloon, explores the entrance to the Cathedral of Saint James in Šibenik, Croatia, as lion statues seemingly look on. During our café break, across the square from the cathedral, we actually saw a steady stream of local little ones climbing atop the lions and playing hide & seek.Continue reading “Photo du Jour: The Red Balloon – Šibenik, Croatia”

Mingling Over Macedonian Wines: A Wine Tasting & Lecture in Skopje

A Macedonian legacy of winemaking goes back to the 13th Century BC, and today the southeast European nation’s industry is witnessing a rebirth. On our first night in the country’s capital, Skopje, we were lucky to be taken under the wing of Ivana Simjanovska, one of the country’s foremost wine experts, as we attended a wineContinue reading “Mingling Over Macedonian Wines: A Wine Tasting & Lecture in Skopje”

Orthodox Easter Greetings from Ohrid, Macedonia

This spring, we’ve had the fortune of observing Easter celebrations not once, but twice. In Croatia, where Catholicism predominates, we celebrated Easter in late March, whereas we also got to participate in Orthodox Easter festivities in Macedonia this past weekend. Given its spiritual ties and the fact that it once had more than 365 churches,Continue reading “Orthodox Easter Greetings from Ohrid, Macedonia”

Getting Acquainted with Trogir, Croatia

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark If there’s anything we’ve learned from mostly living on the road these past 15 months, it’s that travel can be disorienting, but in a lovely sort of way. One week ago, we left our winterContinue reading “Getting Acquainted with Trogir, Croatia”