A Montenegro Confession

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 in Montenegro, Personal | No Comments
A Montenegro Confession

My feelings about Montenegro are rather ambivalent. It was beautiful, just stunningly lovely… but I didn’t feel as inspired as I hoped to; my heart wasn’t captured. I was fighting a cold the entire time I was in Montenegro. It was the one place I went that I had the hardest time finding affordable restaurant […]

The Overwhelming Beauty of Kotor Bay

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 in Montenegro | 9 Comments
The Overwhelming Beauty of Kotor Bay

There’s something extraordinarily surreal about traveling with a head cold– the brain-fog adds a layer of disconnect, which numbs out certain things while emphasizing others. I was sick as can be by the time I arrived in Kotor, but I was determined to explore this pretty city and the surrounding area. I’d booked additional nights […]

Sveti Stefan: The Drama Of A Cloudy Day

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in Montenegro | 4 Comments
Sveti Stefan: The Drama Of A Cloudy Day

I have no problem going to the beach in the rain. Gray skies often bring out another side of a beach scene, diffuse the light, and make the colors pop. But when I woke up to dreary weather on my last day in Budva, the day we’d saved to visit Sveti Stefan, I was bummed […]

What A Difference The Film Makes, Take Two

Posted on Nov 8, 2013 in Montenegro, Photography | No Comments
What A Difference The Film Makes, Take Two

I’m pretty consistent with the film I shoot—mostly because I buy the film I like in bulk. My primary color film is FujiFilm Superia X-TRA 400 and my primary monochrome film is Ilford HP5+ 400. But when I was in Vermont in July, the film-enthusiasts working at a camera store in downtown Burlington recommended a […]

Two Girls Walk Into Bar. The Wrong Bar.

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 in Montenegro | 4 Comments
Two Girls Walk Into Bar. The Wrong Bar.

Budva was a great place to explore… for about two days. By the third day, I wanted to see something other than this faux-Russian beach city.  My Russian roommate, Liza, also felt a bit antsy, so we planned on a day trip to Ulcinj, a majority-Albanian city on the southern part of Montenegro’s coast. But when […]

Budva, Montenegro: Booze, Boats, and Beaches

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 in Montenegro | 6 Comments
Budva, Montenegro: Booze, Boats, and Beaches

The summer was hot and getting hotter and I was ready for the beach—for those cool Montenegrin waters, for seafood and wine and sunsets and swimming. So, rested and rejuvenated from my gloriously uneventful stay in Podgorica, I hopped on a bus and headed down to Budva, on Montengro’s Adriatic shore. Whoa, Budva. I thought […]

Podgorica Is A Great Place To Do Nothing

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 in Montenegro | 2 Comments
Podgorica Is A Great Place To Do Nothing

I am terrible at slowing down. When I travel, I want to see as much as possible and do as much as possible. I like to walk for hours, sometimes purposefully getting lost, just to get a feel for the city. Even those rare days when I wake up slightly hungover and certainly sleep-deprived, I […]

Here Comes An Adventure!

Here Comes An Adventure!

It’s finally set! I’ve been plotting and scheming about my summer travel plans for months, making and breaking itineraries, dreaming up new fabulous adventures, and living in the wonderful world of complete possibility. Of course, that complete freedom restricts when you actually COMMIT to booking tickets, which is perhaps why I constantly have overwhelming anxiety […]