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
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
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
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 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.
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
Prilep is a natural stop along the route of a tour of Macedonia. Although it is the fourth largest city in Macedonia, the city center is quite small and commercial. Prilep’s real charm can be found in the quiet residential areas and in the outlying trails above the city. Continue reading Prilep Macedonia Travel Guide