Monthly Archive: September, 2014

Budva, Montenegro (a pirate’s life for me)

Budva is the most popular tourism destination in Montenegro, particularly for Russians, which is why all the signage includes Cyrillic writing and shops are catered towards their tastes (i.e. lots of fur and… Continue reading

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Greetings from Croatia’s premiere destination on the coast!  Dubrovnik may have been overrun with cruise passengers around midday every day, but it still felt like a vacation from the vacation.  The trick is to… Continue reading

Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Having a rental car especially paid off in Bosnia-Herzegovina.  Parts of the drives from Mostar to Sarajevo and Sarajevo to Dubrovnik were jaw-droppingly gorgeous.  It also allowed us to stay in a studio… Continue reading

Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina

With a rental car we picked up in Croatia, we drove to Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina.  If it’s possible to have a favorite bridge, Stari Most would be ours.  It stood for 427 years… Continue reading

Tips for Visiting Plitvice Lakes in Croatia

If you love waterfalls, look no further than Plitvice Lakes National Park, which connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coastal region.  It registers 1.2 million visitors annually, though not many Americans, which… Continue reading

Split, Croatia

Like Zagreb, Split is another great place for people watching.  It’s the second-largest city of Croatia, and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia.  The reason to visit Split is for the… Continue reading

Step into a Storybook at Slovenia’s Lake Bled

This church, which sits on an island, was built near the end of the 17th century.  We spent a warm and beautiful autumn day strolling the 3.5-mile trail around the lake, soaking in… Continue reading

Julian Alps, Slovenia

Rick Steves suggests a great one-day driving tour through the Julian Alps in his Slovenia and Croatia guidebook. We were stunned by the natural surroundings and sight of trees on the cusp of… Continue reading

Ljubljana, Slovenia

We can’t help but compare cities when we’re seeing so many back to back.  Some people regard Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, as the next “Prague,” which is high praise in our book… Continue reading

Zagreb, Croatia: Capital City and Cafe Capital

Europe has a wonderful cafe culture that doesn’t exist in the U.S., but Zagreb takes it to a whole other level.  This Croatian capital city of just under 780,000 people must have the… Continue reading