Porec (pronounced Por-etch) is a unique Mediterranean city on the West coast of Croatia on the Istrian Peninsula. It serves as a gateway to Slovenia and Italy, with an influence of the neighboring countries felt throughout the small town. The history of Porec goes back 6,000 years. It was ruled by the Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and Napoleon and was once a part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, Italy, and Yugoslavia. Continue reading Porec Croatia Travel Guide
Although a controversial leader in this region’s history, most can agree that President Marshal Tito had a keen eye for real estate. In 1945 after World War II, the Brijuni Islands became part of the former Yugoslavia. Soon later, Tito specifically selected them for his personal state summer residence. Tito was known for his outlandish hobbies and unique interests, but his passions turned Brijuni into an exploratory haven for today’s visitors. Continue reading Exploring Tito’s Private Playground: Brijuni Travel Guide
My story begins from a craving and a conversation starter. One September Sunday afternoon, we spent the day hiking up Mosor Mountain. The round trip trek takes about five to six hours. It’s a great opportunity for a digital detox and provides the perfect setting for good conversation between friends. Continue reading How Sarma Turns Friends Into Family: Thanksgiving Day Reflections
Let us introduce you to the Croatian island of Mali Lošinj. It has a vibe of sexy opulence with a hint of playful fun. Located about 20 miles off the coast, Mali Lošinj can feel quite isolated. Most visitors arrive by ferry or private yacht to enjoy all that the island has to offer. Continue reading A Yachters Dream: Exploring Mali Lošinj, 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!
If Hvar is known for the party scene and Mljet for the natural landscape, than Korcula is the place to find romance on Croatia’s islands. During the day, lovers can enjoy drinks under the swaying palms, dreamy seaside dining, and the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Marco Polo. Continue reading Korcula: Croatia’s Most Romantic Island
In the last few years, Dubrovnik has experienced a massive surge in tourism. With its Game of Thrones filming locations, frequent celebrity sightings, and picturesque beauty, business is booming in Croatia’s most visited destination. Although Dubrovnik is definitely worth a visit, it’s often hard to escape the cruise ship tourists and summer-time crowds. The key to finding Dubrovnik’s charms lies in knowing and searching for its hidden gems. This guide will share insider tips for those that want to discover the secrets inside the walls of Dubrovnik. Continue reading Secrets and Hidden Gems of Dubrovnik, Croatia