5 things you might not know about Georgia

A top-tier Eurasian destination that most Western Europeans haven’t visited yet I’ve always felt sorry for people who have the same name as someone famous. Georgia is a small country in the Caucasus, a mountainous strip of land between the Black and Caspian Seas. But everyone thinks it’s in America. The US state that sharesContinue reading “5 things you might not know about Georgia”

Albania is one of the most criminally under-appreciated tourist destinations

The country where reputation definitely doesn’t reflect reality “When someone from the Albanian Mafia is choosing a new car, uppermost in his mind will be this: ‘Can I get a dead body in the boot?’” Having set the scene, Jeremy Clarkson and his two Top Gear co-presenters struggled to lift a stout Albanian man theyContinue reading “Albania is one of the most criminally under-appreciated tourist destinations”

How to spot and avoid travel braggers

A critique of the backpacker who has been there, done that and told everyone I stumbled upon a travel blog post the other day that had stirred up a lot of controversy. Lurking in the bowels of the Internet is “‘I did Europe this week’. Please stop saying this!!” The article admonishes tourists who sayContinue reading “How to spot and avoid travel braggers”