Montenegro

The Ghost of Montenegro

Orange roofs of Kotor against a gray-green mountain backdrop at dawn.

It’s midnight and I’ve turned out the lights. My entire body is aching and all I want is to get a good night’s sleep. The pillows are large, the blanket is thick, and the air conditioning is blasting. For someone who likes to be curled up in a cold room, conditions couldn’t be more perfect. …

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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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