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Must-Try Traditional Albanian Dishes

For the first-time visitor, Albanian cuisine might seem mysterious, but if you’re a keen student of geography and history, you might be able to imagine what it could be like. A country’s cuisine is shaped by both its place and its past, and you’ll find that in Albania these forces … Read More

Three Days in Tirana with Lorina

For most people their initial impression of Tirana is that it’s a chaotic city. That perception isn’t totally wrong, but at the same time that chaos is a sign of the city’s youthfulness and vibrancy.  Tirana’s welcoming vibes and lively atmosphere will definitely make you want to return. Welcome to … Read More

Where to Go in 2021

While it appears that the first few months of 2021 will look much like last year, with expeditions to the kitchen and treks to the bathroom being the extent of our wanderings, we dare to hope to be able to travel again before too long. For this article we’ve rounded … Read More

Berat, Albania’s White City

You can’t help but fall in love with the city of Berat. Situated in the middle of the mountains it looks like an ancient amphitheater. Whoever visits this city is not only impressed by the architecture but also by the warm and simple local life. Although one of the main … Read More

Albania in Prose and Film

Albania’s culture is a strange combination of the ancient and the new, as even modern works often focus on its long traditions, such as blood feuds and sworn virgins, to say nothing of Albania’s medieval heroes and more recent totalitarianism. Like everything else in the country, Albania’s culture reflects many … Read More

Zagreb's Croatian National Theater

Keep Your Heart Rate Up: Our Favorite Jogging Spots (Part II)

From stately villas and their parks in Rome to Croatian seaside promenades and parks littered with ponds and monuments in Ljubljana and Tirana, we asked our staff in Italy and along the Adriatic for their favorite jogging spots, which we present to you here. For our favorite places to go … Read More

Prague Beer Garden

Where to Watch the World Cup in Europe

Team USA might not have made it to the Finals, but if you’re traveling in Europe this summer there will be no escaping the excitement around Football’s Greatest Show on Earth. Most of the Continent is mad for soccer (call it football when you’re there, please) and there will be … Read More

Cities to Visit in Albania

All About Adventure: 3 of Our Favorite Places in Albania

Albania is a country that’s still off the beaten path for tourists. That’s a good thing. It’s one of the newer destinations on our map, but adventurous travelers who want something different have enjoyed the warm welcome in Albania. The combination of intriguing cities and stunning nature sets Albania apart, … Read More

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