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 …

Delphi with kids

Our DIY Percy Jackson Greece Trip

As our kids get older, we are planning trips around their interests and getting them more involved in the travel planning process.  Our 10 year old daughter had spent the last two years reading her way through everything that the children/young adult’s author, Rick Riordan had written.  She devoured his stories based on the fictional character Percy Jackson and her …

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Our Guide to Athens with Kids

I had heard a lot of mixed reviews about Athens before our trip and so I didn’t really know what to expect.  Some had loved it and others had commented that it was dirty, unsafe and only worthy of a couple of days.  What did we think?  We thought it was a fantastic city and really enjoyed our three days …

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