Albania

Solo Female Travel in the Balkans — Are the Balkans Safe?

Kate gives a peace sign while sitting in front of a graffiti-covered dome on top of the pyramid in Tirana.

I absolutely LOVE traveling alone in the Balkans! After traveling to more than 80 countries and all seven continents, I always tell people that the Balkans are my favorite region on the planet. It’s the truth. I love it here more than anywhere else. I love the Balkans because they’re zany and beautiful. They’re weird, …

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What’s it Like to Travel in Albania?

Kate faces away from the camera with her arms in the air in front of the turquoise water of Ksamil, Albania

Image: travelFREAK Albania was the country I was most looking forward to visiting this summer. It fit my dreams — home to a fascinating culture and some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, yet a bit of an underdog. A Balkan country I hadn’t visited yet? Sold! But the biggest factor was meeting two lovely Albanian girls …

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