Why you must visit Berat, one of Albania’s most beautiful cities

Why you must visit Berat, one of Albania’s most beautiful cities

When I first started researching Albania, I wondered why I hadn’t heard of many of these places. Albania has been left off a lot of lists and I’d like to do my part in helping people discover the beauty of Albania.  When I started researching my Albania trip, I ended up becoming obsessed with Berat after seeing photos of its stunning Ottoman-era houses. It’s easily one of the most beautiful cities in Albania and I’ll be covering three reasons why you must visit Berat, Albania. (more…)

Theth to Valbona: What to know about hiking on Albania’s most beautiful trail

Theth to Valbona: What to know about hiking on Albania’s most beautiful trail

If you’re considering hiking in Albania from Theth to Valbona, this post is for you.  I’m an amateur hiker who decided that I’d do my first proper full-day hike while in Albania.  Admittedly, the hike didn’t go as smoothly as I wanted as I ended up carrying my large backpacking, however I’m so glad that I decided to hike in Albania.  The views were beautiful.  This post contains tips for hiking from Theth To Valbona, what to bring with you for Theth to Valbona, and what to expect from Albania’s most famous hiking trail. (more…)

Your Albania itinerary: The best things to do in Albania

Your Albania itinerary: The best things to do in Albania

One of my favorite trips of last year was visiting Albania.  We only had a week in Albania, which is a bit on the low side, but enough to get you hooked on visiting this beautiful country in the Balkans, however I’ve expanded this itinerary to include the best things to do in Albania with the help of friends.  I include a complete itinerary for our trip to Albania, which was done entirely by bus besides one organized trip to Valbona.  I hope that this Albania itinerary inspires you to visit this beautiful country!

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50 beautiful photos of Albania that will inspire you to visit Albania

50 beautiful photos of Albania that will inspire you to visit Albania

After visiting Kosovo last year, I was told that I needed to visit Albania. I started looking up photos–and I was sold instantly.   I visited Albania this summer and it was my favorite trip of 2017 hands downWhy? The beautiful nature, incredible hiking, historic cities, warm weather, delicious byrek, and decent prices… What else could one ask for in a vacation?  Keep scrolling for beautiful photos of Albania, including photos of the most beautiful places in Albania that we visited.  I truly hope this post inspires you to visit Albania. 

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What to wear in Muslim countries for female travelers by country

What to wear in Muslim countries for female travelers by country

Let’s get this out of the way: not every Muslim country in the world is the same all around the world; what is appropriate to wear in Muslim countries differs by country and this is your guide to as many Muslim majority regions/countries that I could find advice for.  Even within one country, what is appropriate clothing in one Muslim country might vary between the city and the countryside.  Keep reading on how to dress appropriately for various Muslim countries for female travelers with tips on what to wear in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa by country. (more…)