Macedonia

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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My Favorite New Destinations of 2013

2013 was a fantastic and exciting travel year — probably my most active year of travel yet! This year I visited a record-breaking 22 countries (UK, USA, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, San Marino, Austria, Malta, Turkey, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Thailand, and Cambodia — though, …

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