The Dalmatian Coast Part I- Dubrovnik and the Peljesac Peninsula

Dubrovnik roofs

After the most circuitous route to the airport  I’ve ever taken to pick up my friend Kara, we were both safely snuggled into our little Airbnb apartment in Dubrovnik where we would stay for four nights. We were centrally located between the beach and the Old Town, although Old Town was a bit of a schlep, so we took the local bus. While a little pricey at about $2 for the short 15 minute ride, it was a straight shot from our apartment with little chance for error. Parking in the city is almost non-existent so there was no way I’d be circling in our little rental car. Instead we would use it for exploring locally and driving south to Kotor, Montenegro where we would lay our heads for another four nights. Continue reading

Three Countries in One Day: Montenegro, Bosnia and Croatia

driving montenegro

Things didn’t exactly go according to plan. My friend Kara was joining me from New York for a week in Croatia and Montenegro. Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, was the cheapest place for her to fly in and out of, so I flew to Podgorica from Nice two days before she arrived. Unfortunately my connection in Istanbul was of the 14 hour overnight variety, so I made myself a bed at Gate 202 based on recommendations from sleepinginairports.net (yes, it’s real). A few days earlier I was walking the red carpet in Cannes; a sobering reminder that everything is fleeting. Continue reading