Croatia

How to Spend Three Days in Dubrovnik: The Best Itinerary

A view of the city of Dubrovnik from the walls -- lots of orange terra-cotta roofs, a church tower in the foreground, and a green island in the background, all under a blue sky.

Dubrovnik, Croatia, is one of the most magical places in the Mediterranean: a city of ancient walls and orange roofs, a city of Game of Thrones, rocky beaches, and pršut ham carved from the leg and brought to your lips. If you’re visiting Croatia, I recommend spending three days in Dubrovnik to make sure you’re …

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On Sustainability, Responsibility, and Travel During a Pandemic: A Look at Maslina Resort

A view over the balcony at Maslina Resort Hvar. Below you see a teal rectangle pool surrounded by beach chairs and a wooden platform. There are lots of palm trees. In the background is the blue Adriatic Sea and you can see jagged coastline in the distance.

It’s pretty rare that I get to share my favorite conversation of the summer with you, word for word — but here we are, and I think you guys are REALLY going to enjoy it. Sustainability and responsibility are two essential parts of travel — but how do those play into economic survival during a …

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Visiting Korčula, Croatia: A Travel Guide to Croatia’s Coolest Island

Kate wears a racerback top and bike helmet and stands with her hand on her hip, overlooking the vineyards of Lumbarda, Croatia.

Are you looking to visit Korčula, Croatia’s most fabulous island? Well, you’ve come to the right place — this Korčula travel guide is designed to give you all the information you need to plan the trip of a lifetime. I’ve explored Croatia extensively over the past decade, and I think Korčula (pronounced KOR-chu-la) is one …

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Solo Female Travel in the Balkans — Are the Balkans Safe?

Kate gives a peace sign while sitting in front of a graffiti-covered dome on top of the pyramid in Tirana.

I absolutely LOVE traveling alone in the Balkans! After traveling to more than 80 countries and all seven continents, I always tell people that the Balkans are my favorite region on the planet. It’s the truth. I love it here more than anywhere else. I love the Balkans because they’re zany and beautiful. They’re weird, …

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Dubrovnik Survival Guide

A survival guide? For Dubrovnik?! Is that even necessary? I’m totally serious. Dubrovnik is a fantastic place to visit — a walled, orange-roofed old city perched above the Adriatic, islands in the background. George Bernard Shaw once said, “If you want to see heaven on Earth, come to Dubrovnik” — and believe me, he was a very well …

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