Monday, December 12, 2011

Montenegro 4 Ways: Hike, Walk, Ferry + Float

When I signed up for a trip to Montenegro with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays based out of the U.K., I didn't know what to expect. But I did know that the company specialized in hiking and walking tours and I decided that would be the best way to see Montenegro, a country that doesn't get the kind of tourist traffic yet that its neighbor, Croatia, sees.


 When I met my group -- they all hailed from the UK making me the lone American -- I found out that none of us were thrill seekers. Many hoped there wouldn't be any knife-edge precipices. Others preferred to stay away from long, steep climbs. But we all adored nature. And basing out of scenic Kotor Bay, we found plenty of landscapes to admire. This is my piece for the Huffington Post describing my week of hiking, walking, ferrying and floating through Montenegro.

6 comments:

MyKidsEatSquid said...

Such beautiful pictures, it looks like a great trip.

JTravel said...

Hi MyKidsEatSquid, Glad you like the photos. It's such a gorgeous country. And it was good to experience it slowly by hiking and walking. You really felt a part of the land.

Kris @ Attainable Sustainable said...

This looks gorgeous! I love that you incorporate so much hiking/walking into your travels.

JTravel said...

Hi Kris, I try to do something active on most of my trips. It's not always hiking or walking. Sometimes I bicycle, kayak or cross country ski.

Klark Gone said...

That's probably the best combo for active outdoor fun! I will consider sketching up a nice vacation next season!

JTravel said...

Hi Klark, I always try to see a country, city or region via human powered locomotion -- at least have a part of the trip that involves slo-mo travel. The leisurely pace, compared with driving, allows me to really get a flavor for the land.