When I first rode my bike across the border from Croatia into Montenegro, I had little idea of what to expect. The small country on the Adriatic Coast is just 18 miles south of the Backroads’ Trip Leader house in Močići, but as I descended towards the border city of Herceg Novi, something in the air changed.Read more
About: Laura Short
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Laura carries her steel town pride with her around the world from the cobbled streets of Stockholm to the azure-blue coastline of Croatia and tropical shores of Hawaii. Laura graduated from George Washington University with a double major in International Affairs and Russian Literature, building a strong foundation for one of her favorite aspects of her role as Trip Leader—cultural interpretation. Life with Backroads allows Laura to follow her passions of travel, learning and the outdoors. She is grateful to have made incredible friendships, found innumerable homes-away-from-home and to have explored some of the most beautiful areas of the world by bike with Backroads. Excited for epic rides to come, Laura believes that travel is always wonderful, but its greatest rewards are the friends you make along the way.
Recent Posts by Laura Short
Stockholm is not a city that speaks for itself. Like the Swedes, it exists with a quiet elegance and humility that is discovered by the foreigner with the patient peeling away of layer after layer. Its skyline is one of the most striking I’ve seen in Europe, with spires reaching towards the sky and pastel-colored buildings lining the canals and bridges that unite the city across 14 islands. From Lake Mälaren through a web of canals and rivers reaching the Baltic Sea, the Stockholm Archipelago draws city dwellers from the capital’s urban chic into the countryside.Read more