Often considered Montenegro’s answer to Lake Como, the glorious Lake Skadar in the south has no shortage of epic views, stunning wildlife and intrepid adventures to experience. That’s why so many of our holidays are based here. With our first Kayaking and Bushcraft trip of the season around the corner, we caught up with co-founder

Looking to book a holiday in September and not sure where to go? Look no further. Much of the western Balkans remains hot and sunny into October, which is why lots of our trips run until then. Also known as ‘shoulder season’, the months immediately before and after peak summertime offer that sweet spot between

Meet Vera, one of our super Montenegro guides who is most at home in the mountains – a woman after our own hearts. She hails from Žabljak, a tiny town in Durmitor National Park which also has ski slopes. Vera has been a licensed tour guide since 2017 and is a member of the Montenegrin

If you’re in search of some armchair travel or inspiration for your next trip, we’ve rounded up nine of our favourite books set in the western Balkans.  Whether you’re looking to escape to the idyllic mountainscapes or understand the region’s complex past, these books will have you gripped – and perhaps even inspire you to

Nothing says 4×4 adventure tour quite like a Land Rover! There’s something about the classic shape that has a timeless appeal, the promise of going boldly where no VW minibus has gone before. If you want to head off into the undiscovered wilds of the Balkan back-roads, there’s only one vehicle that’s going to do

This recipe for priganice dough balls is delicious! Unexpected, delicious new foods  are one of the best bits of travelling. One dish which continually delights and surprises our guests is ‘priganice’ (that’s the name for these dough balls in Montenegro, but every country in the Western Balkans has their equivalent, from uštipci in Serbia to

Our new tour leader Nenad loves getting off the beaten track whenever he’s hiking in Montenegro, the stunning country from where he hails. The more remote the location, the more likely he is to be exploring it! We asked him about some possible new additions to our Montenegro walking holiday. He’s come up with something

The natural world is a wondrous thing. We’re so  lucky that one of the world’s largest flying birds, the Dalmatian Pelican, with its 3m wide wingspan, is a resident species at our base, Lake Skadar. These giants of the sky take centre stage whenever we catch a glimpse, whether it’s on the school run or

Montenegro packs in more action per square kilometre than almost any other place I’ve ever known. It’s one of the reasons we decided to settle here! During the warmer months, kayaking, rafting, mountain biking, canyoning, para-gliding, wild-swimming, kite-surfing, zip-lining and trekking are all on offer in some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe, with

If you’re reading this, you know what we usually get up to when we have a tourist season – but you might not be aware that Emma and I tend to be just as busy during the winters. It’s not all skiing and cricket (yes, really!), finding new waterfalls, routes and locals to include in