Europe's diamond in the rough
Still working to rebuild after decades of communist rule, Albania is a work-in-progress with all the makings of a masterpiece. Raw nature in the northern mountains gives way to exquisite Ionian coastlines dotted with citadels, quaint seaside villages, and the big-city hustle of Tirana. Albania is an off-the-beaten-path destination for most travellers, but you're an adventurer, right? Beat the crowds while it's still a secret.