Bay of Kotor, Kotor, Montenegro

There is nothing that gets my juices flowing than towering mountains. They are definitely my favorite destination whenever I start thinking of traveling. There is something spiritual about them that makes me feel at peace. With that in mind, I really wasn't expecting to see such beautiful ones when we took our first Mediterranean cruise a few years ago. One of the ports was Kotor, Montenegro, and I didn't know anything about it. Looking at the map beforehand, the bay winded from the Adriatic Sea 28 miles to a large harbor.

The map didn't prepare me for the beauty that makes up one of Europe's most beautiful natural harbors you can imagine. Towering all around the harbor were these magnificent mountains that dwarfed the water. I later found out that Montenegro was the size of Connecticut, and mountains covered over 60% of the land area. Definitely my kind of place.