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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Small Towns of Croatia - Samobor

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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Summer Travel: Best Art And Music Festivals to the Adriatic Coast

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Featured image: Lent Festival – Slovenia. Credit: Vlado Kreslin, Wikimedia Culture festivals along the Adriatic Coast If your musical tastes stop at dubstep, you may not find the crowd you seek at these lively cultural festivals, but if your interests span to art, history, dance and theater, you might find a new favorite festival. Here are just a few of …

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Family Travel: Best Summer Festivals for Kids on the Adriatic Coast

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Summer brings a whole world of adventure for kids on the Adriatic Coast with lively festivals meant to bring history, creativity and imagination to life. Here are five of our favorites:   1. Sarajevo Kids’ Festival – Sarajevo, Bosnia (June 12-16) Southeastern Europe’s largest independent children’s festival features cartoons, interactive workshops, street performers and magic shows that might even impress parents! …

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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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