Southern Europe

15+ Our Favorite Places in Spain

15+ Our Favorite Places in Spain

We love Spain. It’s been in our blood for as long as we’ve been a family. In 1985 we tossed our tent and sleeping bags into our little red VW Polo, strapped our three-month old daughter in the car seat, and took […]

A Weekend Road Trip Through Astounding Albania

The Ultimate Albania Road Trip

Why?  Why is the question I hear the most. Our long weekend was upon us and my co-workers know that I’m going to go someplace. Where? Many would ask, and then their eyes glaze over at the answer, “Albania”, because […]

Three Best Ways to Experience Lake Bled, Slovenia

Three Best Ways to Experience Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled Three Ways The stunning views from the path around Lake Bled in northern Slovenia encourage the visitor to stay there and soak in the beauty in as many ways possible. Not only is there an emerald and turquoise […]

Searching for the Past at Apollonia Archaeological Park, Albania

UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List – Apollonia As our trip to Albania was coming to a close we wanted to find something interesting to break up the five hour drive north from Sarandë to Tirana. We had already been to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites […]

Searching for the Oracle of Delphi

Searching for the Oracle of Delphi

Consulting the Oracle of Apollo The Temple of Apollo on Mt. Parnassus was revered in ancient times as the place to go before attempting any ambitious endeavor. You would make a significant sacrifice, confer with the oracle, and reap your rewards. […]

Ravenna – Chock Full of Italian World Heritage

Ravenna - Chock Full of Italian World Heritage

Italy has more world heritage sites than any other country so you don’t have to go far to find one. While we were traveling around northern Italy we knew one city we had to get to was Ravenna. Ravenna was the short […]

Beguiling Berat! An Albanian World Heritage Site and Much More

Beguiling Berat! An Albanian World Heritage Site

How to Spend a Day in Berat, Albania Driving into the world heritage city of Berat, the first thing I noticed was the heat. It was midday and there were not very many people outside. Except for a few kids […]

The Milk Machine of Ljubljana

The Milk Machine of Ljubljana Slovenia

The amazing milk machine of Ljubljana  Have you ever had a craving for something you knew you just could’t get?  Or fixated on the perfect example of something knowing that it couldn’t possibly happen? For example the perfect piece of […]

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