Stari Grad, Croatia - Photo Credit: Andrija Carli

3 Overlooked Cities in Croatia to Visit

Croatia’s calling. Croatia keeps calling. In nearly three years of full-time travel, we’ve followed a path that has led us back to Croatia five times. We’ve swam in the sea along the Dalmatian Coast, sampled culinary treasures in Istria, gazed at the waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes, felt the buzz of urban city life in Zagreb and ventured into the less-visited terrain of Osijek-Baranja in the Slavonia region. 

We’ve seen more of Croatia than most tourists, yet we continue to be lured back to the country by the diverse and picturesque landscapes we have yet to discover and the warm and welcoming people we know we’ll meet there.  In 2017, we’ve zeroed in on three cities in Croatia to visit: Stari Grad, Makarska and Ston. read more

Experience Unique Ljubljana Slovenia in One Day by

Experience Unique Ljubljana, Slovenia in One Day

Hiking up to the hilltop castle, crossing Triple Bridge into Preseren Square and photographing Dragon Bridge are essential experiences while visiting Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana; absolute must-dos for any visitor. However, there is more to discover in Ljubljana than just the iconic sights, which is why visitors might want to consider staying longer than just one day.  Travelers looking for unique Ljubljana experiences won’t be disappointed.

In the heart of the city, visitors can find everything from innovative cafes and local eateries-with-a-twist to reinvented neighborhoods and adventurous sightseeing journeys. Our one-day itinerary of unique Ljubljana experiences is designed for travelers who want to explore beyond the iconic sights. read more

Southern Shores of Le Morne, Mauritius

Southern shores of Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne, Mauritius, a UNESCO World Heritage site, sits on the windy southwestern corner of Mauritius and has a storied past. The peninsula that juts out to the west features a single 556-meter monolith on the tip, which can be clearly seen from Flic en Flac Beach, and is surrounded by shallow lagoons. The mountain is private property and can only be climbed with an official guide, but the base has a posh resort and an accessible beach. Kite surfers take advantage of the windy point and their colorful sails stand out against the blue skies. read more

Llao-Llao Hotel JetSetting Fools

Operation Llao-Llao Hotel

We’ve read much about the highly acclaimed Llao-Llao Hotel (pronounced ‘Sh’ao-‘Sh’ao) and thought we’d sneak a peek at the resort that has an air of a finer-things-club. So, off we went on the #20 bus to the banks of Lago P. Moreno Oeste on the west end of Bariloche to infiltrate the most luxurious hotel in town, the Llao-Llao Hotel. 

My first impression of the slightly secluded mountain resort was that of the hotel in The Shining. Howeverthe views from this hotel far surpassed those in the movie…and no frightening “All work and no play” Jack Nicholson was sighted. Originally built in 1938, the Llao-Lloa Hotel burnt to the ground within a year, but was rebuilt and reopened in 1940. It was practically left to squatters in the late 70s and it wasn’t until the mid-90s that it finally became the highly awarded hotel it is today. read more