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Cicerone: A long-held ambition to visit The Accursed Mountains in Albania was worth the wait

All photographs: Hiking the Balkans A long-held ambition to visit The Accursed Mountains in Albania was worth the wait for Maja Trajkovska: I have wanted to go to the Accursed Mountains since the mid-90s, having visited Albania for the first time in 1994. The north of the country was a ‘no go’ area for many years. […]

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The Guardian: Montenegro among Guardian’s five gorgeous short hikes in Europe

All photographs: The man who hiked the world   The ‘man who hiked the world’ is an Instagrammer from London who travels the globe in search of great walking routes. Here he picks his favourites in Europe, all under five hours.   • Tell us about your favourite easy hikes in Europe Each of these five short hikes […]

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The Nordic Nomads: Travel Talk Oslo – Meet fellow travelers and new friends

The first travel talk of the year we had visitors all the way from Macedonia, and Maja was telling us about the fascinating hiking trips they arrange in the Balkan countries. Hiking the Balkans is a small start-up business run by Maja and her cousin Lea, and they are working hard to build up a […]

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Huffington post: Macedonian Food Is A Hidden Gem And Deserves More Recognition

Britain is brimming with culinary delights from all over the world, but ask people on the street what they fancy for dinner and you’ll probably get pasta, pizza, burger or curry. There are incredible foreign cuisines at our fingertips, but we simply don’t hear about them. I’m on a mission to highlight some of my […]

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Adventure Travel News: National Geographic Traveler Names The Via Dinarica Hiking Trail a “Best of the World” Destination for 2017

National Geographic Traveler magazine has recognized the Via Dinarica mega-hiking trail and cultural corridor—an eight-country route and ATTA partner that spans the Western Balkans—as one of its “Best of the World” destinations for 2017. The NGT story, which includes 21 of the most interesting places on the planet to experience adventure and authenticity, makes the […]

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CNN: Macedonia the root of Christianity

CNN’s Nic Robertson discovers an ancient city of hundreds of churches and monastries. CNN’s new series i-List takes you to a different country each month. In May, we visit Macedonia focusing on changes shaping the country’s economy, culture and its social fabric. The oldest traces of human habitation in Macedonia are the cryptic, 30,000 year-old […]

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Guide advisor: 6 Good Reasons to Visit the Balkans

When you think of European travel, the Balkans might not immediately come to mind. Although only a handful of the region’s countries are members of the European Union, the rest all lie within the continent’s boundaries. But when most people plan their Europe trips, they tend to go to the glamorous cities of London or […]

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National Geographic: Best trips 2017 – Via Dinarica

Hikers ascend Plat Peak on Shar Planina Mountain at dawn along the Via Dinarica in Macedonia. (VIDEO BY EMIR SEHANOVIC, NOVAGENUS) The Western Balkans, adventure travelers’ under-the-radar playground, just got more accessible. In 2017, for the first time after years of expansion, the 1,200-mile Via Dinarica trail will be completely mapped with stage information compiled […]

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Vinepair: FORGET FRANCE, DRINK WINE FROM THESE 7 UNEXPECTED COUNTRIES INSTEAD

The wine world landscape is pretty well laid out at this point: There’s the Old World and the New World, and while new wineries are popping up daily, the countries from which quality wines come are well established. Sure, there are esoteric winemaking countries like Slovenia and Croatia thrown in there, thanks to a new […]