Why Dobrota is the best place to stay in Kotor

If you’re planning a visit to Montenegro’s spectacular Bay of Kotor, deciding where to base yourself can be tricky. Sure, staying in Kotor’s Old Town has its perks, but the experience also comes with a hefty price tag – and far too many tourists! Plus, if it’s beautiful sea… View Post

Visiting Lake Skadar National Park in Montenegro

For such a small country, the diversity of Montenegro’s natural scenery is phenomenal. You’ve got beautiful beaches and fjord-like bays down south; towering mountains and plunging canyons up in the north; and then, straddling the border with Albania, there’s Lake Skadar National Park: one of Montenegro’s wildest landscapes and… View Post

Montenegro for adventure-lovers: A weekend in Durmitor National Park

Montenegro may be famous for its charming old towns and romantic bays of the south, but up in the mountainous north a whole world of adventure and epic scenery awaits. Durmitor National Park is one of Europe’s best kept secrets, with towering peaks and dramatic canyons, not to mention… View Post

Sintra: A fairytale day trip from Lisbon

If you’ve ever dreamed of stepping into a real-life fairytale, then you need to add Sintra to your bucket list immediately. This magical hilltop town and UNESCO world heritage site in PortugalĀ is shrouded by enchanting forests and dotted with colourful palaces that look like they’ve been plucked straight out… View Post

Perast: A picture-perfect day trip from Kotor

The Bay of Kotor is sprinkled with idyllic towns and villages but Perast might just steal the prize for “best in show”. This picture-perfect old town, just a 15 minute drive from Kotor, combines mountains, sea, and historic charm, making this a must-stop destination on any visit to Montenegro.… View Post

Schloss Drachenburg: An enchanting day trip from Cologne

Germany sure knows a thing or two about castles. There are more than 20,000 dotted across the country, each one with its own unique story and fairytale setting, just waiting to be discovered. Schloss Drachenburg is one of the most enchanting German castles of all, with its majestic towers,… View Post

24 hours in Dubrovnik: The best things to see and do

Stunning sea views? Check. Charming old town? Check. Great food and culture? Check. Somehow Dubrovnik manages to encompass everything you could wish for in a city break, so it’s no surprise that this buzzing seaside city in Croatia has become one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Dubrovnik is the… View Post

A day in Trebinje: the prettiest city in Bosnia and Herzogovina

I love nothing more than getting off-the-beaten-track when travelling, so it’s no wonder that I instantly fell in love with Trebinje in Bosnia & Herzogovina. We only stopped over for the day, but that was all it took for this pretty little city to steal my heart with its… View Post