Last week, in a matter of days, I read 2 pieces singing the praises of Montenegro, the newly independant republic of the former Yugoslavia. It sounds like trend spotting. There are Savings by the Sea (for Now) in Montenegro according to Matt Gross (the New York Times' Frugal Traveler) and Eric Jansson in last week-end's Financial Times calls Montenegro Europe's undiscovered playground, Both writers praise the vistas of both the Dinaric Alps and the Mediterranean beaches that grace the country including one that is 12 km long at Ada Bojana. Amongst the few key points I kept from both articles are the very inexpensive rooms you can rent from the locals ($10.00 to $15.00 per night), how they both fell for the seaside town of Perast. As to getting there, flying to Dubrovnik (Croatia) so you can enjoy the rebuilt city and then driving to Montenegro sounds like a good idea. Just to not think of visiting in August, September would be a better time.