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Albanian Wine

Albanian Wine: Europe’s Oldest and Possibly Best

Albanian wine is no stranger to Europe. Archeological evidence near the capital of Tirana indicates traces of tannic acid, which produces the bitter taste in wine, dates back to a 6,000-year viniculture, making Albania arguably the oldest winemaker in Europe. Albania, a small country bordering Greece on the Adriatic Sea, has four separate wine regions, […]

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Corfu Greece

48 Hours on Corfu, Greece

  It’s no secret that the Greek Islands rank high on the list of “must do” destinations. But which one to choose? Each island has its own magnetic charm, but I submit that the beauty and activities on Corfu, Greece make it difficult for anyone to resist the island’s pull. Corfu Island is the second largest […]

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Albanian Riviera

Albanian Riviera: Affordable & Stunning

When I set off with JayWay Travel to for the southern coast of Albania, my friends were more than a little skeptical. Known for scouring the earth in search of the best beaches, they didn’t see the lure. To be honest, besides it being an off-the-beaten path destination, I wasn’t sure what to expect myself […]

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whales Azores

Responsible Whale and Dolphin Watching in the Azores

The Azores is one of the best places in the world for whale watching, with a strong cultural connection to whales. While there are some 25 species of whales in the archipelago, the mammoth sperm whale – forever immortalized as “Moby Dick” – is the most common. We chose to go out to find whales […]

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Terceira Azores

Best Ever Guide to Terceira Island, Azores

Our overnight flight landed us in Terceira, Azores just after sunrise. Expecting to be driven to our hotel for a short nap, we were surprised when Paulo, our guide suggested that we take advantage of the clear spring morning and start our tour. “Yes!” I said, garnering a glare from Alison, my travel companion. “Just for […]

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Macedonia

7 Reasons Why You Will Love Macedonia

If you are looking for a European destination that is scenic and affordable, quirky but friendly, has beaches, mountains, and vineyards….then look no further than Macedonia. One of the Balkan Peninsula’s landlocked countries in Southeastern Europe, the Republic Macedonia was once part of the former Yugoslavia but became independent in 1991. The country has over […]

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Albania

8 Places in Albania That Will Wow You

What if I told you there is a county where medieval castles stand perched on mountaintops overlooking the red tiled rooftops of villages below; where iridescent turquoise waves lap onto sugar-sand beaches; where picturesque rows and rows of juicy grapes are producing some of the region’s finest wines; where the gastronomy is so fresh and […]

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Prague cuisine

How One Chef Is Revolutionizing Prague’s Cuisine

When people think of food in Prague, they most often think of Czech goulash – chunks of beef heavily laden with gravy, served up in a bowl of thick, course bread. But Sophia Smith has been working hard to change that perception. A British expat who moved to Prague sixteen years ago, Sophia brings a […]

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Azores

The Amazing Azores: 13 Reasons to Pack Your Bags Now

Whenever I bring up the Azores in a conversation, most Americans say, “Hmmmm, I’ve heard of it, but where is it exactly?” The Azores is actually an archipelago (cluster) of nine volcanic islands in the middle of the northern Atlantic Ocean, 850 miles west of Portugal and 2,561 miles east of New York City. They […]

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4 Dalmatian Islands that Make Croatia the Best Girls’ Getaway

Sometimes your journeys transform in unexpected ways. That’s how my cruise on the Dalmatian Islands turned out. What began as a solo adventure turned into a sensational island hopping adventure, gathering up other women from other countries, and forming what became a girls’ getaway escapade. The Dalmatian Islands – undiscovered by most American tourists, are […]

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