Packing your travel essentials for the great wide world

Over two decades of travel to 65+ countries, we've uncovered some tips and tricks for packing that can make the difference between comfort and complaints. If you’re a bit “high maintenance” like me, you should put some thought into your packing. It could lead to you having your own “travel drawer” of invaluable and quickly …

Visit to North Macedonia: Tracing Mother Teresa’s childhood wanderings through the streets of Skopje

We came to Skopje, the capital of what is now called North Macedonia, in early morning with cold dew drops still dotting all surfaces. This was to be an attempt to see the city as Mother Teresa saw her birthplace. Though of Albanian descent, the woman who would become St. Teresa of Calcutta was born …

Captivated by Croatia: yes, it looks just like ‘Game of Thrones’

Croatia has a stunningly beautiful coastline with cities like Dubrovnik and Split that are well worth a visit. But I’ve got to say, this was a country where the people we encountered were not overly warm – at least they weren’t to us. We kind of pride ourselves in meeting, engaging and befriending locals. It’s …

The Beauties of Bulgaria: traveling the land of the well-shod women

Here’s what struck me most in Sofia, Bulgaria: shoe stores. Shoe stores. Shoe stores. Shoe stores. We have never even imagined seeing so many shoe stores in such close proximity. We thought at first we just happened to be in the shoe store district. But no. As we moved further, we saw that every district …