I Want to Travel the World: 50 Memories in 50 Countries

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I want to Travel the World

We just crossed the border from South Africa over to Namibia. I am over the moon with excitement for what this trip through the Namibian desert will bring. However, it is also a milestone for me because I have now set foot in and traveled through 50 countries! I know that numbers don’t matter and many travelers choose not to “count countries”, but I have always found that setting a goal pushes me to actually do something. Long ago, I told myself I would see the world. Having traveled to 50 countries I have now been in more than 25% of the … Read More

Balkans Travel Itinerary: The Best Eastern European Cities to Visit

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10 Amazing Cities for Balkan Travel

On our last European tour, we spent almost half of our time on a trip through the Balkan region, which is home to some of the best Eastern European cities. From Albania to Romania, every country and location has something unique to offer. The Balkans are slightly less traveled than Western Europe, they are more affordable, and are filled with friendly locals. It all adds up to make one of our favorite regions to travel through in Europe. It’s hard to pick favorites, but here are our top cities for the best Balkans travel itinerary, in no particular order. Not sure what or where the … Read More

15 Balkan Travel Tips You Should Know Before You Go

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Balkan Travel tips

The Balkans are a terrific place to travel. One of our favorite regions we’ve been in Europe. However, before you travel the Balkan region there are some tips you should know. When it comes to Balkan travel tips we should clarify what we mean by “Balkans”. Where exactly is the Balkan Region? And what exactly is it? The easy answer would be the geographical definition of the Balkans, which is the region encompassing the Balkan mountains. This can include Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Turkey, Croatia, and Albania. However, the Balkan Region is viewed much more as a cultural region. Therefore, we … Read More

Off the Beaten Path Travel: I Wasn’t Planning on Going There

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Off the Beaten Path Travel

After writing a handful of blog posts, I realized there is a consistent pattern and viewpoint of many of the destinations I have traveled to.  Even while sharing travel stories with friends, family, and travelers alike, many of my sentences start out the same. “I wasn’t planning on going there.” I tend to travel with a pretty open schedule, and when I hear about cool places or things it’s hard to justify not making the trip!  The most common way I hear about off the beaten path travel destinations is from staying in hostels with like-minded travelers.   One of … Read More

Don’t Skip Sarajevo on Your Balkan Tour

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Sarajevo May Be Europe's Best Capital City

I wasn’t planning on visiting Bosnia & Herzegovina on my way through the Balkans.  Honestly, I didn’t really know where to go after Croatia.  My time in the Schengen zone was expired, so I could not legally enter any of those bordered countries again for 90 days. I was staying at a hostel in Zagreb and quite frequently saw guests come in traveling from Bosnia & Herzegovina.  Sarajevo was an eight-hour bus ride away and although I knew virtually nothing about the country, I decided it would be my next destination. I arrived early in the morning after taking a night … Read More