Why Prizren Was My Favorite Town in Kosovo

Prizren river

As I piled my things into a taxi outside of my hotel in Peja, Kosovo, I thought of nothing but how much I as dreading the two hour bus ride to Prizren. Even though I […]

A Day in Kosovo’s Capital


The sun was setting behind distant mountains when I landed in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo. After a weekend in London for Wimbledon, I was kicking off my big summer adventure: two weeks in Kosovo, […]

Day 8: Hiking to the Triangle Border and Back to Kosovo

and more poses

I awoke with the sun in the shepherd’s hut in the mountain village of Doberdol, unsure if I had really slept at all. I spent the night tossing and turning and getting up to use […]

Day 3: Hiking from Kosovo to Montenegro

Peaks of the Balkans waymark

As we drove from the village of Drelaj toward Leqinat, the starting point for the third day of the Peaks of the Balkans trek, my heart sunk a bit. We were rolling over rough dirt […]

Day 2 of the Peaks of the Balkans Trek

village view

It didn’t take long for things to get tougher on the Peaks of the Balkans trek! I woke up around 6:30 a.m. on the second day, with breakfast scheduled for 7:30 a.m. and a departure […]

Day 1 of the Peaks of the Balkans Trek

road to Reka Alleges

It wasn’t long after we departed Peja before the scenery became dramatic. The four wheel drive carrying me and my guide, Mentor, carefully navigated winding roads surrounded by green mountains until suddenly, we came to […]