When Your Kids Travel to Better Places than You Do……

We’re off to North Carolina after the election but we got seriously one-upped when the oldest asked for research help for his trip to Montenegro… Budva to be exact. The history of Budva is incredibly rich. Worth the read. 


Montenegro has been on my bucket list for ever and a day – I’ve heard it has some of the most beautiful beaches and that life is good there – reasonably priced too. The Town of Budva was new to my travel vocabulary so research I have been doing (love doing this) and wow, I may have to tag along with them. It looks gorgeous.


With a budget in mind for this trip, they will NOT be unwinding at the Aman Sveti Stefan unless one of them wins the lottery or mom says early Merry Christmas you two. Wishful thinking.

From Wikipedia:

Sveti Stefan “Saint Stephen” is a small islet and 5-star hotel resort on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southeast of Budva.

The resort, known commercially as Aman Sveti Stefan, includes part of the mainland, where the Villa Miločer part of the resort is located. An Adriatic playground for the rich and famous from the 1960s to the 1980s, the hotel is now a 5-star franchise hotel of the international group of Aman Resorts, completed in 2009 and operating under a 30-year lease. Formerly an island, Sveti Stefan is now connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. The resort in total contains 50 rooms, cottages and suites on the island and 8 grand suites at the Villa Miločer.


But happily, there are a ton of really good alternatives of places to stay. It’s getting there that could be the larger obstacle. You have to get to Dubrovnik first, and so far as I can tell, there isn’t a non-stop from NY to Dubrovnik – add to that the dates they’ve given me to research do not sync with inexpensive flights, or flights that are under THIRTY hours in length, meaning two stops. Ugh.

So I may have to get them to revisit the exact dates they can take this trip to make it as affordable as they are hoping. But gee, once they get there, I’d say they are going to have a fabulous time.

Anyone here been to Montenegro for tips, suggestions, advice?


3 thoughts on “When Your Kids Travel to Better Places than You Do……

  1. I’ll go with them if you can’t. 🙂 Not been so I can’t offer help but sure does look gorgeous.

    I’m still not fully recovered from my cold.

  2. As usual, you sent me on an armchair travel tour.
    Beautiful pictures abound.
    At the Wikipedia site there was a link to Budva’s official link w/opstinabudva.com
    Here’s where it led:


    You don’t have permission to access / on this server.

    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


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