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 …

Things to do in Lake Atitlan with Kids in 2023

Beautiful Lake Atitlan is one of the most popular places to visit in Guatemala and for good reason. This lake in the Guatemalan Highlands of the Sierra Madre mountain is volcanic in origin, filling a caldera and has three volcanoes rising up out of the lake. Lake Atitlan is a great destination for families because of the relaxing pace of life, …

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The Best of Nicaragua: 12 Awesome Things to do in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is just emerging as one of the hottest destinations in Central America.  Word is now out on the country that is coined the land of volcanoes and lakes.  Just a short flight from Canada and the USA, Nicaragua is one of the cheapest and safest destinations in the region.  And unlike its neighbour Costa Rica where development has exploded, …

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Xela to Lake Atitlan 3-Day Trek with Quetzaltrekkers in 2023

One of our favourite experiences and memories from our time in Guatemala was our 3-day trek from Xela to Lake Atitlan with Quetzaltrekkers. Lake Atitlan is must-see place for any visitor in Guatemala and trekking to the Lake allowed us to get off the beaten path and an incredibly rewarding feeling of getting there on our own two feet. But, …