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Dubrovnik, Early Abolitionists

When most people learn about the abolition of slavery in school, the key milestones they’re taught are when the USA and Britain ended the abhorrent practice, but did you know that the tiny Republic of Ragusa (known as Dubrovačka Republika in Croatian, now modern day Dubrovnik and its surroundings) was … Read More

The First Quarantine

“Liberty is not sold for all the gold in the world.” This was the motto of the Republic of Ragusa, which from 1358 to 1808 was a wealthy city-state built around maritime trade, like Venice and Genoa. Over time, Ragusa came to be known by its present name: Dubrovnik. Even … Read More

Three Days in Dubrovnik with Ivana

Although I live on the outskirts, during my childhood and later school & university days I can’t remember a day that I didn’t spend wandering around the streets of the Old Town. Up and down all day long – I could run up all those stairs without taking a break 🙂 … Read More

Dubrovnik’s Diverse Tours

You can easily spend days in Dubrovnik itself, walking its walls, strolling the shining limestone-paved Stadrun, or just lying by one of the beaches, but the city also excels as a base for excursions and day trips. In all directions, and by seemingly every vehicle imaginable, from cable car to … Read More

Croatia’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites

With almost as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites as leader-of-the-pack Italy per square mile, Croatia’s packed with places of historical, cultural and natural significance. Visiting several of these places on your custom Croatia tour is a must. Without further ado, here’s all Croatia’s UNESCO Sites, listed in chronological order of … Read More

Zagreb's Croatian National Theater

Keep Your Heart Rate Up: Our Favorite Jogging Spots (Part II)

From stately villas and their parks in Rome to Croatian seaside promenades and parks littered with ponds and monuments in Ljubljana and Tirana, we asked our staff in Italy and along the Adriatic for their favorite jogging spots, which we present to you here. For our favorite places to go … Read More

New Years firework display in Krakow

Best European Cities for New Year’s Eve Parties

If you’re lucky enough to be in Europe to ring in the new year when the clock strikes midnight, you’re in for a real treat. Every city has its own style of New Year’s Eve celebration, and whatever kind of evening you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find it … Read More

A Cultural Wonder: The Dubrovnik Summer Festival

Founded as a theater festival in 1950, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival quickly became one of the region’s largest cultural events. Running from July 10 to August 25 every year, the daily performances range from theatrical plays to classical and folk music, from contemporary dance to ballet. With its open-air stages … Read More

Aerial view of Zlatni Rat beach close to the town of Bol on the island of Brac, Croatia.

Croatia’s Best Proposal Spots

Croatia’s our most popular destination for honeymoons and destination weddings, but such a romantic locale is naturally a great spot to get down on one knee and pop the question. We asked our local staff for their favorite romantic places, although you don’t need to be on the verge of … Read More

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