A Trip Through Turkey’s Southern Riviera

Turkey has 7,200 kilometers of coastline so whether you’re looking for a peaceful, private chunk of sandy beach to relax or a party scene with bumping music and exotic cocktails, you’re bound to find both and everything in-between in Turkey. Rent a car and take the coastal route, stopping along the way to enjoy the…

Do’s and Don’ts of Santorini

Santorini (officially Thira) is one of the Cyclades islands in the southern Aegean Sea about 120 miles southeast of Greece’s mainland. An enormous volcanic eruption destroyed a formally single island and created a giant caldera containing several smaller islands including Santorini. The island offers massive steep cliffs, diverse volcanic rock beaches, and stunning white-washed architecture. Follow these do’s and don’ts to get the most out of your holiday in paradise. 

5 Picturesque Beaches in the Balkans

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! 

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?

Croatia: Our Travel Journal

To sum up our 12-day Croatian experience… Croatia seems to be everything you think it will be… lovely old cities that are rich in history; wonderful and helpful people; a place where you feel safe and generally welcome; fantastic cuisine; generally reasonable prices in most cities; and most people speak English so it is easy enough to communicate and to get around. BUT I mentioned at the beginning of this post that my draw to Croatia was because I assumed it hadn’t gotten all crazy touristy yet, and that is most definitely not the case. We visited at the very beginning of their peak season and I cannot even imagine what the old city of Dubrovnik will look like in a month or two. I’m fairly certain I’ll want to be as far away from there as possible…