Born and living in Macedonia, I've been involved in the travel business since 2009, and since the foundation of Macedonia Experience I've been focused on b2b (product development for partner companies), and b2c (bespoke itineraries for individuals and small groups).
My main focus is discovery, creation and active promotion of the most unique and "off-the-radar" nature, culture and gastronomy experiences across Macedonia and the western Balkans, always combined with meeting special hosts along the way.
I am also guiding from time to time (if time allows), mostly trips on the soft edge (culture, leisure & food) around Macedonia and the Balkans.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Significant portion of our trips take place in Macedonia, but we also design and execute trips which combine Macedonia with the neighboring countries (Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania), and some of the countries in our vicinity such as Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia.
I specialized in crafting bespoke itineraries with different themes (culture,leisure, adventure and gastronomy/wine-focused), but in most cases our itineraries combine different themes. Our clients are individuals and small groups of travelers. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"Being passionate traveler myself, also a person who is very sociable and cordial, it wasn't difficult for me to find satisfaction in the travel business (and it still isn't, after 9 years:)
My passion about Macedonia and the Balkans perfectly complements my ambition to promote the beauties and "under the radar" experiences around our region to the prospective travelers in the best possible manner. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Plenty of them. The most memorable ones include meetings with remarkable people around Macedonia and the Balkans, people with passion and dedication to live a life understood by handful of others, such as the Orthodox monks and Bekteshi dervishes. Also, meeting the locals in scarcely populated areas which don't receive any visitors (such as Gora region in Kosovo, or Mariovo in Macedonia) are definitely experiences You don't easily forget.
Experiences that left lifelong memory to me were the hiking, biking and caving around Macedonia, the rafting in Bosnia, sailing the Adriatic coast of Montenegro and the Ohrid lake of Macedonia, and many more.
I also have to mention years and years of tirelessly eating and drinking my way around the region, as the local cuisine, wines and spirits of Macedonia and the Balkans punch well above their weight, and our clients very soon find out why:)"
Recent trip reviews for Jane
Visiting site of family origin in bitola, North Macedonia - May 12 - May 15, 2018
Jane was prompt and very helpful in arranging our visit to Macedonia. lots of complications and requirements and a couple of changes to sort through but managed without any problems.
Our guide Nebo was fantastic! very accommodating to changes because I was sick and my partner had a sprained ankle but Nebo was great, very knowledgeable and completely flexible. we visited some amazing places, ate at some awesome restaurants and visited some great sights! he gets 5.5 stars!