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This One Week Montenegro Road Trip Will Make You Swoon

Montenegro road trip map

My eyes were glued to the car window for the entirety of our Montenegro road trip. The country is spectacular, with landscapes so beautiful you wonder how it’s possible for one country to sweep all the beauty awards. It’s hugely varied, too, so you’ll never get bored: on the off-chance you grow immune to insanely …

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Virpazar Was Every Bit as Dreamy As I Hoped It Would Be

skadar lake montenegro

Discovering Virpazar wasn’t an accident. As gateway to Montenegro’s Skadar Lake National Park, it’s well-visited and was a must-do in our plans. But, more importantly, Virpazar reminded me of another place in the Balkans I loved (at least on paper) and I wanted to capture that feeling oh-so-much. No, Virpazar wasn’t a lucky find. It …

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Everything You’re Dying to Know About Montenegro

kotor fjord

When we arrived in Montenegro, we weren’t entirely sure what to expect. I suppose that’s the beauty of booking a trip on less than a month’s notice: research is limited to the absolute essentials, leaving plenty to discover after you arrive. Thankfully, the incredible landscapes that inspired the trip were waiting for us in spades. …

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Best Places to Visit in Slovenia, Europe’s Most Stunning Country

Slovenia is a country that doesn’t get a lot of coverage from US-based travelers, which is a shame.  It’s a beautiful, friendly country that’s easy to get around.  Since most Americans don’t know much about it, the best places to visit in Slovenia can be difficult to figure out at first, but some basic research will …

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See it All With This One Week Slovenia Itinerary

For a small country, Slovenia has never-ending scenery.  With mountains, castles, coastline, caves, and more, you’ll never get bored.  Instead of settling for just Ljubljana and Lake Bled, head into some lesser-traveled corners with this one week Slovenia itinerary — yes, you can see it all quickly and easily! How long to spend in Slovenia? …

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The Wrong Way to Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park

Gorgeous vantage point of Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia is picture-perfect and undeniably beautiful.  This is Croatia’s largest national park and is known for it’s turquoise waters throughout sixteen cascading lakes.  Each lake is interconnected, separated by travertines and waterfalls, so no matter where you are in the park, you’ll hear the sounds of water and likely see it as well …

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Lake Bohinj vs. Lake Bled Slovenia: Natural Beauty Showdown!

When choosing where to go this year, my sister and I couldn’t make up our minds if we wanted to do something nature-oriented, cultural, or relaxing.  When we stumbled upon a picture of Lake Bled, though, we were sold on Slovenia. While that picture may have been the first step in our trip plans, I …

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