Montenegro: Budva and Kotor

Editor’s note: I have loved reading Sam’s adventures through the Balkans, since it is a part of the world I’ve only seen a bit of. For these, and all of Sam’s awesome trips to more than 60 countries, make sure to click here to visit his index page and spend some time wandering the globe…

Munich’s Historic Center

Munich is, comparatively speaking, a modern city. While some cities trace back to Roman times, Munich itself is only mentioned as a city with a bridge over the river Isar from the year 1158. However, over the centuries, it went from a tiny settlement of Benedictine monks to the capital of a Germanic kingdom. Any…

A Day in Liechtenstein

A crisp October morning feels a bit colder in the shadows. While it is already almost 10am, the sun has yet to peek above the mountains marking the border between Liechtenstein and Austria, mountains towering over 8,000 feet, rising steeply from the Rhine Valley below. I crossed the Rhine this morning from my hotel in…