Thanks to Carissa W for the suggestion of Montenegro for the 50th "how to get to" destination.
Montenegro! It's the newest country in the world (at least it was when I
visited, 2 summers ago), and you can easily get to it from Croatia or Bosnia,
which are both worth visiting. The sea town of Kotor is an easy drive from
Dubrovnik and has an old fort high on the hill with a rock staircase good for a
day climb. Inland, the limestone mountains look like something out of a Star
Wars movie, it's shocking that they're not in movies. Montenegro is one of the
few places I've been that nobody else I know has ever heard of, let alone
Carissa please contact me so I can arrange to send the goodies your way.
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Source: Brian Dell
Most visitors to Montenegro arrive by car or bus across the borders with Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia or Albania. At present not many airlines fly to Montenegro, but more are being added every year. Currently the options are (all to Podgorica unless stated):
- Star Alliance - Adria, Austrian, Croatia
- Oneworld - Malev
- Sky Team - none
- Other selected - Montenegro Airlines (from Podgorica and Tivat), some Russian airlines (to Tivat)
Check with your airline or alliance of choice even if it is not listed above as more airlines add flights to Montenegro each year. Also some airlines currently flying may reduce or cease service if demand doesn't meet their expectations.
While low cost airlines haven't yet established flights to Montenegro, there are some seasonal charter flights (mostly to Tivat). Fares are generally higher than other nearby places. However it is still easy to get discounted fares and awards.
TIP land travel in the region has never been easier. Save your money or miles for somewhere harder or more expensive to get to.