Surva: Visiting the Kukeri Festival in Pernik, Bulgaria

You can hear the Surva Kukeri festival long before you can see it. From a distance it’s a drumbeat, a … Read More

10 Things to Do in Sofia, Bulgaria

One lesson we’ve learned a few times during our travels is that the best-laid plans often go a bit off … Read More

2019 Travel Year In Review

It’s hard to believe we’re wrapping up our final year of the decade! Our vacation days have taken us all … Read More

A Day in Bulgarian Wine Country: Mavrud and Thracian Treasure

By the time we arrived in Sofia, Bulgaria, we knew two things to be true: spontaneous travel is not our … Read More

The Buzludzha Monument: Exploring Abandoned Bulgaria

Looming above the tree line, the foreboding structure both warns and beckons visitors all at once. As our car wound … Read More