Europe’s Western Balkans: Montenegro

Montenegro’s dense mountains hide many of its 700,000 residents and separate its Old World Adriatic coast from the bland Communist-era architecture in its likable inland capital. I went Old World first. Travel-industry storytellers are accustomed to landing in romantic destinations in non-romance mode. Severely romantic Perast is a soulful, mountain base-hugging village on the Bay of Kotor. ... Read Full Article

Europe’s Western Balkans: Croatia

  The cruise ship industry helped introduce the world to Croatia’s spectacular coastal mountain landscape that’s strewn with World Heritage Sites and everything else demanded by well-rounded vacations. Although members of the European Union, Croatians have yet to adopt the Euro, which is sometimes deemed a necessity to create economic prosperity. However, they have made inspiring ... Read Full Article