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If You Like Tuscany, You’ll Love Istria – Exploration of Croatia’s Uniquely Multi-Cultural Past & Gourmet Country

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If You Like Tuscany, You’ll Love Istria ABOVE: Rovinj’s charming waterfront We’ve all seen Under the Tuscan Sun and heard tales of Tuscany’s singular elegance: warm breezes off the Mediterranean, a smattering of Cyprus trees, a soft sunlight that caresses, vineyards for days. And sure- it’s absolutely amazing. But right across the warm, crystalline waters of the Adriatic Sea lies …

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Top 10 Kid-Friendly Activities on the Adriatic Coast

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Top 10 Kid-Friendly Activities on the Adriatic Coast There’s no better time to plan that spring or summer holiday with the whole family than the fall and winter, so as we inch into the holiday season, why not use this time to do the research any family vacation needs? We all know traveling with the kids is no easy feat, …

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Taste of Croatia: Authentic Flavors from Land and Sea

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Food tastes better where ‘local’ and ‘organic’ are the norm, not the exception — and that’s only part of why Croatia’s food is so delicious! Travel is one sacred time where diets can be completely discarded, and palates become open to new flavors. This is particularly necessary in Croatia, where it would be a real travesty not to indulge in local specialties …

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Guest Travel Diary: An Inspiring Day at the Sinjska Alka

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Sinj celebrates a 300-year-old tradition. Three hundred years ago this week, 700 horsemen in the small Croatian town of Sinj fought back 60,000 Ottoman Turks to defend their city in one of the world’s most celebrated David vs. Goliath battles. To commemorate the battle, the town has held a tournament of skill every year since 1717. The Sinjska Alka, a …

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Snapshot of Croatia: “Into the Omis Riviera”

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A peaceful escape on the Adriatic Coast If you feel yourself weighed down by the day-to-day stresses of everyday life, we know a place that will put you instantly at peace. Where the Cetina River meets the Adriatic Sea — and where rocky mountains meet lush vegetation and green valleys — you’ll find the Omis Riviera — a favorite spot …

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Snapshot of Croatia: A Peek into Palmižana

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Visit this uninhabited Croatian island to ‘unplug’ and reconnect with nature. Just south of Hvar is a group of islands so under-the-radar, the only traffic you’re likely to find will be hikers on footpaths and boats coming from the marina. The Paklinski Islands, filled with secret coves and swimming spots, is a favorite summer escape among locals for its calm atmosphere …

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Snapshot of Croatia: The Coasts (and Peaks) of Nin

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Nin is rich in history, but the views aren’t bad either. Unless you grew up in Croatia (or really know your medieval history), you might not yet have heard of Nin, a small, centuries-old city nestled in a peaceful lagoon near Zadar. And to be honest, the few thousand people who live here might be happy to keep it that way! If your …

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Snapshot of Croatia: “Split With Your Senses”

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  What makes Croatian fritule so very sweet? Well, it helps that these specialties — akin to a far superior donut hole — are organic, much like all homemade food in Croatia, but just as importantly, they’re made with joy. At this Croatian bakery in Split, trays of fritule join other tasty specialties make with natural ingredients and a local touch. …

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Snapshot of Croatia: A Local’s View of Trogir

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Small towns of Croatia through a local’s lens. What do locals see when they explore Trogir?   Yes, all its famous landmarks — the clock at Town Square, the markets, the stone architecture that hints at a centuries-old past so significant the entire town is on the UNESCO World Heritage List — but also the alleyways, windows, secret turns and colorful …

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Small Towns of Croatia: Discover Samobor

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If you’re looking to escape city life and wander into a picturesque town full of red roofed houses and narrow streets, then you’ll find an unexpected haven in the town of Samobor. Located just 12 miles from the cosmopolitan hub of Zagreb, Samobor is easily accessible by bus, car, or  (if you’re feeling adventurous) by bike.  Sip espresso at one …

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Journeys for Dad: Best Father’s Day Getaways to the Adriatic Coast

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For every dad who has spent Father’s Day driving several hours in traffic to enjoy a ‘relaxing’ getaway, perhaps this year he deserves a real vacation. Whether the dad in your life is an adventurer, a culturist or simply in need of a little relaxation, there’s an ideal trip for him on the Adriatic Coast. These are our top picks …

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Sibenik for Families

Croatia for Families: Discover Šibenik

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As the oldest native Croatian city on the Adriatic, Šibenik is full of history and intrigue with ancient buildings, outdoor adventures, lively festivals and kid-friendly attractions. Explore this scenic city to see why residents believe this peaceful coastal enclave is paradise. Here is our family-friendly guide to exploring Šibenik: What to See: Cathedral of St. James Commonly regarded as the …

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Croatia for Families: Welcome to Zadar

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Families exploring Croatia might be surprised at the wealth of kid-friendly activities found in Zadar, a history-filled hidden gem that, although a little more under-the-radar than cities like Zagreb and Dubrovnik, holds a wealth of history, architecture and family-friendly recreation that make this 3,000-year-old city worth getting to know. Here is our family guide to Zadar, one of Croatia’s most intriguing …

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Croatia for Families: Korčula for Kids

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It might seem impossible to fit so much culture, history and adventure into an island just 30 miles long, but if you have ever been to Korčula, you know this storied destination is full of surprises. With a history spanning thousands of years — from the times of Illyrian tribes, through the Greek and Roman Empires, the Colonial influence of …

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5 Reasons to Visit Croatia This Spring

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A country of scenic islands, emerald lakes and stunning coastlines, Croatia is unsurprisingly at its busiest in the summer months, when travelers seek to beat the heat in its lush waterfalls, abundant lagoons and cool caves. The warm-weather bustle leaves the spring open for more peaceful adventures, with opportunities to explore its natural wonders, historic landmarks and local culture without …

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