One Degree of Separation From Jesus Christ-Zadar, Croatia

Have you ever been to a meeting, conference, or event where the organizer asked you to share something interesting about yourself to the group? You sit there and scour your brain for something, anything interesting to bring to the table? On our recent tour of Zadar, Harry and I had a travel experience that will forever fill our need to think of something fantastically random about ourselves. In fact, I’m pretty sure that for the rest of our lives this will be our go-to conversation starter at cocktail parties and social gatherings. After visiting the Croatian city of Zadar, we can now say that we were one degree of separation away from Jesus Christ!

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Croatia’s Mljet National Park Croatia – 5 Tips Before Visiting

Mljet National Park is located about 30 miles from Dubrovnik, Croatia in the Adriatic Sea. The park covers the entire northwest portion of Mljet Island. Of all of the Adriatic islands, Mljet is one of the most fascinating. It is one of Croatia’s greenest islands and is renowned for having two seasons of spring each year, as new flowers begin to grow even in the fall. Continue reading Croatia’s Mljet National Park Croatia – 5 Tips Before Visiting

Ultimate Travel Guide to Macedonia: Exploring the Heart of the Balkans

We first learned of Macedonia from other travelers’ stories of the quirky capital.  There were claims that Skopje was unlike any city in Europe, with a Las Vegas style vibe and flashy architecture. With Skopje peaking our interest, and given the knowledge that Macedonia has amazing wine, we decided to enjoy summer in this less traversed country. Initially, our plan was to stay just a few weeks, but amazing people and affordable prices kept us there for two full months. Continue reading Ultimate Travel Guide to Macedonia: Exploring the Heart of the Balkans

Show Me Your Walnut: Visiting Etnoland-Dalmati

Within Croatia’s interior, there’s a hidden gem that many independent tourists may not come across. Located in Pakovo Selo, about a 10 minute drive from National park Krka, Etnoland is a unique attraction that showcases Croatian culture to those that wish to step back in time to learn more. Here, visitors can enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Dalmatia.  Continue reading Show Me Your Walnut: Visiting Etnoland-Dalmati

The Best Wineries to Visit in the Povardarie Wine Region of Macedonia

Our curiosity with Macedonia began with opening up our first bottle of Macedonian Vranec. While in Croatia, we typically reached for local varietals such as Plavic Mali or Babić. On a whim, we decided to purchase a bottle of Vranec and were blown away by the dry red wine, especially for the price. Our tasting inspired us to learn more about Macedonia, including exploring its Povardarie wine region. Those interested in visiting this area will find an elegant, yet unpretentious wine region richly laced with both ancient and familial history. Continue reading The Best Wineries to Visit in the Povardarie Wine Region of Macedonia

Bitola Macedonia Travel Guide

Bitola was one of our favorite stops on our tour of Macedonia. It has a charming, small city vibe with shady parks and a cafe-lined Main Street. Of all of Macedonia’s cities, Bitola feels the most European with its romantic 19th century neo-classical architecture. Known as The City of Consuls, it is home to twelve different consulates. The majority of them are housed in beautifully crafted buildings on the city’s main strip.

This Bitola travel guide will share day-trip ideas, offer budget savvy tips, and provide contact information for locals to help you plan your next holiday to this amazing region.

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Lake Ohrid Travel Guide: Planning Your Trip

Life is always better at the lake. Now imagine a scenic mountain backdrop and an assortment of adventurous activities to fill your day. From thrilling mountain biking to sunset cruises, Lake Ohrid is the perfect destination for any traveler. This Lake Ohrid travel guide will share day-trip ideas, offer budget savvy tips, and provide contact information for locals to help you plan your next holiday to this amazing region. Continue reading Lake Ohrid Travel Guide: Planning Your Trip

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