I have to admit that I may be a bit strange. Our kids say they think Mary Ann and I are just plain crazy, but surely they are just exaggerating. My slight quirkiness may have exhibited itself on a recent cruise in the eastern Mediterranean. Was I hyped about stopping in Rhodes, Milos, Santorini, Corfu, or Dubrovnik? Of course not. I was excited about a stop in Saranda, Albania! Anybody can go to Santorini.
Now just how often in your lifetime do you have a chance to visit Albania? This little country emerged from the dark ages of a very repressive form of Communism only eight years ago. Very few U.S. citizens have ever been there, so how could you not have this right at the top of your travel list?