2023 Year in Review

2023 was a big travel year for us and although I haven’t posted nearly as much blog content as I would have liked, there are so many travel highlights to share. 2023 saw us embark on a 6-month family trip from February to July, which was especially memorable because it might just be our last extended travels together as a …

Albania Travel Guide (2023)

Albania is a hot travel destination these days, but up until very recently, most of us would not have been able to even locate Albania on a map. This formerly Communist country located in the Western Balkans of Eastern Europe did not emerge from Communism until 1991. The pace of change is incredible and in just 30 years, the country …

The Albanian Alps: Hiking Theth to Valbona (2023)

You might not expect a country known for its beaches and turquoise water to also have snow-capped mountains, but that is what makes Albania so great. The Albanian Alps are just as spectacular as the more popular Alps, but with much less crowds and more affordable prices. Specifically the Albanian Alps are called the Accursed Mountains and with a name …

Paros, Greece Island Guide (2023)

There are so many Greek Islands to choose from that it can often be overwhelming trying to decide where to go. Luckily, it is hard to meet a Greek Island you don’t like. Paros offers an authentic Greek Island experience with stunning beaches, charming villages, white Cycladic architecture and hospitable people. It’s smaller size, balance between authentic and happening and …

Complete Guide to Medellin in 2023

Did your family and friends balk when you told them you were going to Colombia? They likely even did a double take if you mentioned the city of Medellin. However, we, like so many other travellers to Colombia are here to tell you that Medellin and Colombia are totally different than they were 20+ years ago. In this complete guide …

What To Pack For Summer Vacation With The Kids

What to Pack for a Summer Holiday with the Kids A Summer getaway with the family can be tricky, especially when it comes to packing for your kids. You want to ensure you have everything you need, but you also don’t want to overpack. However, using this quick checklist and a few tips, you can make packing for your kids …