Trust us. Plitvice (PLEET-veet-seh) Lakes National Park is one of Europe’s hidden gems. We visited during March when prices are 3x LESS (than during the peak season) and crowds are at an epic low. Our admission fee was only $8 per person. The price includes access to all of the hiking trails, a boat ride on Lake Kozjak, and a panoramic train ride that picks you up at the finish line and takes you back to the starting point. After doing almost no research and just “showing up,” the beauty of the park blew us away. It was totally unexpected. Continue reading Virtual Travel Guide: Plitvice Lakes National Park
Many are aware of Italy’s culinary truffle tradition, but did you know that neighboring Croatia’s truffle industry is booming? If you’re visiting the Istria region, you can’t help but get caught up in the underground treasure hunt that is the known as the truffle. There are truffle hunting tours, truffle fests, and souvenir shops dedicated to endless products made from truffles.
Harry adores truffles. I, on the other hand, don’t see what all the fuss is about. However, in the spirit that you should try everything at least once, our goal is to guide you so you can decide for yourself! As dedicated foodies, we set out to try to experience this delicacy in the BEST budget savvy way that we could. Continue reading Truffle Guide for Motovun Istria
One of the reasons we love using Airbnb is because we always get such great travel tips from our hosts when visiting their city. Our first stop on our tour of Istria, a region in northern Croatia, was Pula. Pula is a sea side town, the largest city in Istria, and is known for its Roman ruins, especially the Roman Arena. This amphitheater is special as it has four surrounding side towers, three of which are entirely preserved. Continue reading Chasing Dinosaurs in Istria, Croatia
No trip to Croatia is complete without visiting some of the hidden gems and beautiful destinations that lie beyond the mainland. Ask many locals where their favorite destinations are in their home country, and they point to the beautiful islands that lie off the coast. Unfortunately, getting out to the islands is easier said than done. Continue reading Croatia’s Best Islands to Visit
Many may not think to explore Croatia’s inland, but there is so much that lies beyond the beaches and the Adriatic Sea. We reached out to Rafting Vukasovic to see what lies within Croatia’s mountains and scenic river valley. Croatia’s landscape is made for adventure. This tour takes you on a three hour, ten kilometer rafting trip on the gorgeous Cetina River near Omiš.
Imagine the wind in your hair, your body feeling the surge of the waves, and breathing in all that fresh sea air! If you are spending time in Split, you must make time to get out on the Adriatic Sea. This was our first time sailing and we are definitely hooked. There is an energy that comes with being aboard a sailboat. When the wind is just right, everything comes alive! The crew members work in unison, using all the essential parts, to set in motion this big, powerful racing boat. It really is an exciting experience and one that we highly recommend.
Driving through Croatia, you can’t help but notice that much of the landscape is laced with picturesque vineyards. Wine lovers will be drawn in, craving to immerse themselves in the surrounding wine culture. Unfortunately, visiting Croatia’s wine lands is still very much a challenge. Although, the history of this wine region goes back thousands of years, the wine tourism here is still slowly emerging. Continue reading Best Split, Croatia Winery Tour