Skopje: One of the Weirdest Cities I’ve Ever Visited

Skopje park

Skopje is the capital of Macedonia and was the last stop on my Balkans trip in July that included Kosovo, Montenegro and Albania. I really just added it in because it was cheaper to fly […]

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, […]

The Amazing Weekend of Tennis That Almost Wasn’t

US Open grounds

I bought my tickets for the women’s and men’s finals of the U.S. Open back in early June – before the French Open finals even took place. I snapped them up the minute tickets went […]

Weeks 4 and 5 of NYC Marathon Training

Magnificent Mile Half

Five weeks down out of a 12 week plan! Yippee! I have said it before, but I’ll say it again, I am really enjoying using a virtual training program as I prepare for the New […]

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 7: Hiking to the Shepherd’s Village of Doberdol


This may be too much information, but I will forever remember the hike to Doberdol as the time I spent all day trying not to poop. You may recall I started to feel sick after […]