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Omiš: The Ideal Outdoorsy Day Trip from Split, Croatia

Omiš: The Ideal Outdoorsy Day Trip from Split, Croatia

While visiting central Dalmatia, travelers usually focus on beaches, sun and the sea, but there is more to see and experience in the region, along with a wide variety of great day trips from Split. If you have some extra time in Split, or you have a rental car to return to Dubrovnik, I suggest a stop

Darcy & Lloyd’s Trip Feedback in Words and Pictures

Darcy & Lloyd’s Trip Feedback in Words and Pictures

We love getting trip reports and feedback from our guests. We especially love it when one of the guests is an artist, like Darcy Lynn, and she sent us several of the paintings she has produced based on her travels with her husband Lloyd, on two trips we arranged, to Central Europe in 2015 and

Where to Find the Legendary Lipizzan Horses

Where to Find the Legendary Lipizzan Horses

Even if you’ve never heard of Lipizzan horses, you probably know what they look like. These beautiful white horses are practically the stuff of legend. The breed dates back to the 16th century, when they were intended for the Hapsburg royal family. A village in modern-day Slovenia, Lipica, or Lipizza in Italian, provided the name. While both

How and Why to Choose between Split and Trogir

How and Why to Choose between Split and Trogir

Coming to Central Dalmatia, be it from the north (Zagreb, the Plitvice Lakes), or the south (Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar), you’ll most likely want to make an overnight stop and you’ll have to decide between Split and Trogir. Approximately 45 minutes apart by car, these two destinations offer different city styles, sizes and possibilities. One thing they do

Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park

Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park

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  The Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia’s oldest and largest national park, covering an area of 114 square miles. Fortunately you don’t have to walk all of it to see the highlights! Spectacular natural beauty I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. On our visits to the park we’ve always been lucky with the weather, clear skies bathing the whole

Istria’s Hilltop Towns: Motovun and Groznjan

Istria’s Hilltop Towns: Motovun and Groznjan

It’s no secret that we love Istria. That’s why we’ve organized an extraordinary excursion to explore this unique and utterly gorgeous peninsula on the Adriatic Sea when you’re staying in Rovinj. Often compared to Tuscany, Istria is a destination that will fulfill all your vacation dreams, with delicious cuisine, scenic landscapes,  ancient history and quaint hilltop towns.

Croatia’s Best Beaches

Croatia’s Best Beaches

If you’re looking for a beach holiday destination, there’s no place quite like Croatia. This beautiful country stretching along the Adriatic Sea has some of the most incredible beaches in the world. While some of them are close together and easy to visit in a single trip, others are more remote and might take a bit of planning