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.
We love wandering around Europe, particularly the regions less visited. So the past few years we’ve focused on traveling throughout Eastern Europe, the Baltic States, and the Balkans.
We can hardly believe this is the fourth year you’ve helped us ring in the New Year here at Gallivance. And what a fantastic year 2014 has been.
We never imagined that our trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina would be so pivotal. We wrote several posts about our journey, and to our surprise and delight, on Monday we were Freshly Pressed for our post Indomitable: The Kids of Sarajevo.
In January I received an email from out of the blue. Although I recognized the name, I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was from a man I’ve never met, but admire immensely.
One of my great joys of travel is discovering the souvenirs different countries and cultures promote for tourists. I love walking through souks and bazaars, poking around in the merchandise, and listening to the shopkeepers push their wares.
Bridges are normally straightforward structures – sometimes quite striking. They’re built to span a physical obstacle, such as a body of water, a valley, or a roadway, and do nothing more than aid in the movement of vehicles and people.