The Balkans is a region in Europe that has quite a few stereotypes attached to it. Learn about the most common ones from a local.
One of my goals on The Atlas Heart is to break down stereotypes or judgments about places and ideas. Perhaps it could be that destination that everyone warns you not to visit because of how dangerous it is, or maybe you yourself had preconceived notions that were proven wrong once you arrived to where you were going.
My aim is to present a variety of different opinions and experiences through the eyes of other travelers. It’s important to hear travel stories from all different perspectives in life, I call it seeing the world through a kaleidoscope lens.
Without further ado, I’m happy to introduce the next guest poster on this blog – Allison from Eternal Arrival and Sofia Adventures, who is discussing the Balkans and the common misconceptions people might have about this area of the world.
Take it away Allison!
The best things to do in Richmond, VA from a local! Find out the best attractions and areas of the city to explore for your upcoming trip, all in one post.
We are Samantha and Chris and we run Boozing Abroad! We help connect travelers with local cultures through booze, which is why our mantra is always to “Drink Locally. Travel Globally”.
While we love tasting and exploring all of the interesting local libations and cultures that this great world has to offer, our hometown of Richmond, Virginia has its fair share of local experiences (and drinks, of course) to keep us busy all by itself.
Samantha was born and raised in Richmond and has lived here her whole life (except for college), while Chris has lived here since graduating college in 2010.
We have literally watched Richmond evolve and grow up before our eyes, offering visitors many things to do, see, eat, and drink, and making it an ideal weekend (or longer) getaway.
I’m writing this post because if I didn’t it would be all too easy to go back on my goals and keep living a life that doesn’t make me completely happy. It’s much easier to keep with the status quo, the hamster wheel I’ve been on for the past six years.
If you live a fairly comfortable life, it’s easy to forget to check in with where you’re at and if it’s actually a life that you’re satisfied with.
This has happened to me. A lot.
I get into my routines, my comfort zone, and I forget to keep working at what I imagined my life to be by 30. Or, when I’m not in the best mindset, I think that it’s too late to change things up because I already made so many wrong decisions in my 20s to make that life possible.
But that kind of thinking is just wrong. With the risk of sounding cheesy AF, it’s never too late to be who you want to be or to build a life that makes you inspired, proactive, and grinning from ear to ear on a daily basis.
The best things to do in San Francisco at night, whether you’re looking for nightlife, romantic activities, or family-friendly options.
San Francisco is an interesting city at night. Depending on which neighborhood you’re in once the sun sets, you might think of the city as completely dead or a great place to party.
San Francisco isn’t like New York where you can go anywhere and find nightlife options or events going on in the majority of the city, no matter what day of the week it is. Sometimes you have to know where to look for fun things to do in San Francisco at night.
That’s one of the great things about the city though, there’s a little something for everyone around San Francisco.
With locals who are as equally into outdoor activities as they are with going out to trendy new bars on the weekends, there’s a good mix of options for things to do around the city.