Many of you know that we fell in love with ajvar on our trip to the Balkans. We ate it almost daily, and it’s become a regular menu item at home. We became so enamored with the delicious spread that we vowed to make our own when we got home.
Every traveler knows that one of the rewards of visiting new places is experimenting with regional foods. A vast array of local ingredients, herbs, spices and cooking techniques guarantee an almost limitless supply of new dishes to tempt the palate.
We’re inveterate shoulder-season travelers, which for us means that at some point in the autumn, we’re on the road – sometimes in the US, sometimes overseas. Last year’s trip was a month-long fall fling in the Balkans.
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! In our travels over the past year, we carried on our four-year Gallivance tradition: a photo safari hunting for hearts to celebrate Valentine’s Day with you.
It’s nearly Christmas Eve – my favorite day of the year. The wonderful combination of childhood anticipation of things to come, paired with the adult relief of a few days off, is total bliss. Around our house it’s time for old movies, sing-along music, and special foods.
Like most travelers, all our roaming is about new experiences – places, people, and different perspectives. It’s not news that all people have the same basic needs.
I’ll begin with the takeaway. If you’re traveling in the Adriatic, east or west side, seriously consider making a stop in Kotor, Montenegro. Forget the cruise ship tourists, forget the comparisons to Dubrovnik.