Hiking Bobotov Kuk: What to Expect + How to Prepare for This Epic Hike!

The way to Bobotov Kuk!

After being stricken with altitude sickness and spectacularly failing to climb Mt. Fuji in Japan in Japan, I was a woman defeated. Despite knowing that turning back was the right thing to do, I couldn’t shake the feeling of failure.  So it became my personal mission – almost a grudge, even – to finally find and … Read more

Durmitor National Park: The Gem of the Balkans

Months later, I still feel like I don’t have adequate words to describe Durmitor National Park.

Which is odd, because normally words come to my overcaffeinated fingers a bit too easily – see my exhausting list of 40 unique things to do in Montenegro if you have any doubts.

But Durmitor National Park, nestled high in the mountains in the northeast corner of Montenegro, defies even my verbosity.

The landscape of Durmitor National Park looks alternately like New Zealand, Scotland, Iceland, and the Alps.

Limestone crags cut by melting glaciers millions of years ago left an otherworldly landscape in this tiny corner of this tiny country, unbeknownst to much of the world.

Pristine glacial lakes are the few remnants of this prehistoric time: every other surface is covered with craggy rocks and lush grass.

It’s no wonder this is one of the most beautiful national parks in Europe.

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