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Our favorite place to travel, since there’s so much to see and do in such a small area.

Ostrog Monastery

Our final trip in Montenegro was a two-hour drive inland to the famous Ostrog Monastery. Built in the late 17th century, the monastery is dedicated to St. Basil of Ostrog,…

Perast

The town we had originally intended to visit after seeing Kotor was Perast. A tiny fishing village on the bay (official population is less than 400), Perast is a popular…

Kotor

Our hotel was located on the shore of the massive Bay of Kotor, named for a town at one of its eastern reaches. We drove over to Kotor one morning…

Budva

After a week in Slovenia we flew south to visit Montenegro. About the size of Connecticut, the small, mountainous country is a popular tourist spot for its low costs and…

Piran and Trieste

Have you ever planned a day where you have lunch in one country and dinner in another? For our last day in Slovenia we drove west towards the coast to…

Wine, a castle, and some caves

For Saturday we booked a guided wine tour out to the Vipava Valley. Our guide Tina took us to two small, family-owned wineries. On Sunday we drove our rental car…

Lake Bled

For our Monday road trip we headed north to visit Lake Bled and Vintgar Gorge. As Slovenia is situated along the southern border of Austria, the northern areas of the…

Ljubljana

For our 25th anniversary trip we spent two weeks visiting the former Yugoslavian countries of Slovenia and Montenegro. We started in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana (Loo-blee-ah-nah). A former Roman…

Alentejo

For the final two days of our two-week trip, we checked into a five-star winery hotel in the heart of the Alentejo region. Our new favorite relaxation spot is the…

The Algarve

We¬†packed up in Seville and started the drive west towards Portugal. As we approached the border the rains got harder and we had to slow down to avoid sliding off…