Balkan Bliss: Adventures in Montenegro, Bosnia, and Albania

If you’ve dreamed of visiting Italy or Croatia but hate crowds and expensive lodging and food, Montenegro is an excellent alternative that deserves visitors in its own right. The Balkan countries have stunning coastlines, tall mountain peaks, and thousands of years of history and culture from Roman to Ottoman to Venetian to Austro-Hungarian and many more. There are forts and castles from all eras, charming coastal cities, and quaint mountain towns tucked into valleys. Plus, the people are friendly and the food is excellent.