At the end of 2017 join us on trip to a breathtakingly beautiful wine region situated along the largest river in Macedonia, the Vardar
A trip for fit hikers keen to explore new destinations off the beaten track. Join us if you are up for an adventure of a lifetime!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
LA Times: Explore caves. Scale 6th century fortress walls. Savor fresh-caught fish. The pleasures of barely discovered Macedonia.
Macedonia, a landlocked Balkan country squeezed between Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Albania and Kosovo, is one of Europe’s best surprises. Part of the former Yugoslavia until its independence in 1991, it is an exotic melting pot of civilizations at the crossroads of East and West. Wildly mountainous with spectacular rivers, peaks and national parks, it is […]