Category Archives: Balkans

Walking Across the Border of Albania to Tushemisht

Tushemisht, Albania

Prior to traveling to Ohrid in Macedonia, I had decided that I would make the valiant effort of walking from Sveti Naum, a monastery on the south shore of Lake Ohrid, to Tushemisht or Pogradec in Albania.  While there are many things to do in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, I planned to spend all […]

Sofia Cafes: Where to Find the Best Coffee in Sofia, Bulgaria

Are you on the hunt for the best coffee in Sofia? This Sofia cafes guide will help you out! I was in Sofia this past March and before arriving, I had my heart set on creating a coffee guide to the Bulgarian capital.  Once I arrived there, I actually ended up slightly hard-pressed to find […]

20 Essential Things to do in Athens, Greece in Winter

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One of the best things about Greece is the weather.  There are varying climates throughout the country, but Athens has tolerable weather even during the winter compared to northern and central Europe.  This is a guide of things to do in Athens in winter. Things to do in Athens in Winter I have been to […]

Ultimate Santorini Itinerary: How to Spend 5 Days in Santorini

View from Oia Castle in Santorini

Are you planning to spend 5 days in Santorini (or more)? This Santorini itinerary covers all bases of how to plan the epic trip, including what to do, where to stay, and more! 5 Days in Santorini Itinerary Santorini is a very beautiful island in Greece. It’s a very popular destination and is famous because […]

Santorini in Winter: Why You Should Go + Things to Do

Santorini in Winter: Why You Should Go + Things to Do

Santorini is one of the most popular destinations in Europe and over 2 million people visit the volcanic Greek island annually (excluding cruise ships).  This is a guide about low-season on the island- what to expect and do when visiting Santorini in winter. Spending winter in Santorini is a smart choice if you’re looking for […]