Girl watching sunset on the pier in Paleokastritsa (Corfu Island, Greece)

The Best Balkans Beaches and Beach Towns

The Balkan coastline is home to several culturally vibrant countries that have immense natural beauty. Their breathtaking beaches have turquoise waters, rocky coves, and rugged mountain backdrops. A rich history and nearby ancient ruins add a dose of adventure once you’ve had your fill of rest and relaxation on the pebble and sand beaches. From Croatia to Greece, here is a collection of my favorite beaches in the Balkans! 

The Best Hotels in Tirana, Albania

The 12 Best Hotels in Tirana, Albania

Dynamic and colorful, Tirana is one of the most fascinating up-and-coming vacation destinations in Europe. Following a complete transformation after shaking off its communist past in the early 1990s, Albania’s capital city is completely unrecognizable today.  The dull, gray buildings and somber, gloomy atmosphere have been replaced with houses painted in bright, happy colors and …

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Albania: Our Travel Journal

Albania is everything you are looking for when you vacation – it’s safe, inexpensive, the people are lovely, the beaches beautiful, the food delicious, you can shop until your hearts content – what more could you ask for?