Credit Card Points: Your Ticket to Free Travel

We travel… a lot. We’re on the road approximately 4-5 months per year. How can we afford it – especially on two teachers’ salaries? We have lots of tips and strategies, but one is airline and hotel points earned with credit card spending. To give you an example of how […]

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Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik Hotel Review

The Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik property in Croatia is stunning. Although the front desk area gets easily crowded and noisy, the moment you climb a few steps and see the spacious, open, beautifully decorated bar area with an incredible view of the fort running all along the front side of the […]

Mount Tâmpa, Braşov: Hike to Breathtaking Views

After three days spent mostly indoors, we were anxious to get a feel for Braşov, Romania. I’d been gazing longingly at Mount Tâmpa from our balcony. Our train for Sighișoara was scheduled to leave at 3:08. With the sun shining and only a 40% chance of rain, we decided to […]

Sarajevo Coppersmith Kenan Hidić

Sarajevo Coppersmith Transforms Objects of Pain and Suffering into Art We take war objects and transform them into something positive: a pen, a vase for a flower… ~ Kenan Hidić Two Minimalists Walk into a Coppersmith Shop… I’d like to say we happened upon Kenan’s shop in Baščaršija, Sarajevo’s Old […]

View of Pigeon Square, Sarajevo and beyond

Voices of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo to Srebrenica Our journey begins and ends in Sarajevo. The voices I share are those of Sarajevans. You must come here to see. It is not something you can imagine. You must see it for yourself. You are welcome here. ~ Almir Ahmetagic, Sarajevo Funky Tours Bosnia is a […]

Stari Most night view from Legaro

Mostar: Eating and Drinking in the Old Town

Mostar, located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has no shortage of places to eat in the Old Town. There’s also no shortage of travel blogs and TripAdvisor reviews giving their two cents on restaurants. We’ve all been led astray by glowing reviews and left the table feeling disappointed. If there is […]

Kotor, Montenegro: Old Town with Natural Beauty

What?! Why haven’t I heard more about Kotor? I think of myself as fairly informed about jaw-dropping destinations. Travel is something I’ve been obsessed with for more than 20 years, and not only do we travel about five months per year, but I spend hours every day reading about amazing […]

Dubrovnik port

Dubrovnik Tips: Beat the Heat and Avoid the Crowds

5 Tips for Exploring Dubrovnik After spending 5 days exploring Dubrovnik, here are our top 5 tips for enjoying this touristy city. 1. Start the Day Early Jetlag is your friend. Get up early. Beat the heat (It gets really hot very quickly!) and crowds by exploring just as it […]

Dubrovnik house

Dubrovnik, Croatia: Walking the Old Town

Dubrovnik delivers. It is everything you want it to be: cobblestone streets, bright blue waters, and charm around every corner. It is also insanely hot, ridiculously crowded, and fairly pricey. Below, you’ll find tips to avoid the searing heat, the hordes of tourists, and the wallet drain so that you […]