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Mountains of Montenegro: Kotor and Durmitor National Park

Montenegro’s Mountains: Kotor and Durmitor

My week in Montenegro consisted of exploring Kotor, going on a day tour, hiking in Durmitor National Park, and renting a car which I also slept in. I kept meeting travelers who told me that they got around by hitch-hiking. It’s something I used to enjoy doing back on the Appalachian Trail...

Hiking in the Accursed Mountains of Albania

Hiking in Albania’s Accursed Mountains

After departing from Romania, the next destination I planned to visit was Albania’s Accursed Mountains. Of course, Romania and Albania are far apart. I decided to break the trip up by staying in Sofia, Bulgaria for a few days. Well, actually I only wanted to stay one day, but it...

One week of travel in Romania: Bucharest, Brasov, and Beyond.

Romania Travel: Bucharest, Brasov, and Beyond

I had never considered Romania as a travel destination until I was searching for a cheap flight to Eastern Europe. My plan was to visit a few Balkan countries that are known to have particularly good mountains (I’m so predictable, I know). Flying into the capital city of Bucharest was the...

The best (and worst) of 6 weeks in Northern Thailand.

The Best (and Worst) of 6 Weeks in Northern Thailand

For the past six weeks, I’ve been in Northern Thailand. I haven’t been fully utilizing my travel time during this segment of my trip. I have done a lot of putting in long hours doing work on my laptop, hanging out with the friends I’ve made, and going to the rock...

Rock Climbing and Relaxing in Railay, Thailand

One of the main things that draws outdoor enthusiasts to Railay, Thailand is the rock climbing and beaches. After finishing the Great Himalaya Trail a few weeks ago, I really just wanted to keep traveling and relax… But not relax too much, since I pretty much have to be able to do...