Croatia

14 Best Destinations for First-Time Solo Female Travelers

Kate smiling on top of a green mountain, a brown llama on either side of her.

What makes a good destination for first-time solo female travelers? You want a destination that thrills you — but as a first-timer, you don’t want to bite off more than you can chew. My first solo trip ever was to Buenos Aires, Argentina when I was 23 — and while I was already an experienced …

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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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