Barcelona, Spain has a long history and the city is packed with iconic sights. Many of the city’s top attractions are clustered around the Barcelona Old Town – which is the best place to start exploring. We created an easy-to-follow Self-Guided Barcelona Walking Tour that includes the best sights in the Old Town.… Read the rest
Tapas were invented for people – like me! – who like to casually graze over sample-sized dishes rather than sit down to a large main meal. Although there is a dispute about the origin of the mini meals, the Spanish have perfected the art of tapas.… Read the rest
Getting acquainted with the Old Town is one of the best things to do in Zadar, Croatia. We spent two weeks in Zadar navigating the lanes and seeking out the historic attractions in the compact city center. The best sights in town can be seen on a looping route through the city.… Read the rest
Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula dangles off the northwest corner of the country into the Adriatic Sea. Like much of Croatia, the coastline in Istria is the big attraction. However, the interior of the Istrian Peninsula is equally picturesque and has a storied past of its own.… Read the rest
Rovinj, Croatia has a compact, densely built (and completely charming!) Old Town…but it doesn’t have much green space. That said, nature isn’t far from the city center. In fact, there are several intertwining hiking and biking trails in Rovinj. Active travelers can lace up their hiking shoes or rent a bike in Rovinj to explore the regions gorgeous coastline and vine-covered countryside.
Hiking and Biking Trails in Rovinj
During our visit, one of our favorite things to do in Rovinj was discover the landscapes beyond the Old Town.… Read the rest
Sunsets in Rovinj, Croatia are simply spectacular. Whether the glowing sphere slips uninterrupted into the horizon or if clouds shift the light into varying shades of orange and pink, Rovinj sunsets don’t disappoint. Because the Rovinj Old Town is situated on a peninsula, there are numerous spots to witness the spectacle – and we discovered the absolute best places to watch the sun go down.
The Best Rovinj Sunset Viewing Spots
During our three weeks in Rovinj, we were on a mission to find the best place for viewing sunsets.… Read the rest
Pula, Croatia is one of the top destinations on the Istrian Peninsula. Located near the southern tip of the tear drop-shaped peninsula, the city is both industrially important and historically charming. Large cranes loom over the massive shipyard, while Roman ruins are scattered throughout the Old Town.… Read the rest
Our stop in Skradin, Croatia provided a means to an end. We wanted to see Krka National Park and Skradin was our entry point. Although the official park entrance is about a mile southeast of the town, there is a ticket office in Skradin and a convenient Skradin-Krka boat that departs from the pier.… Read the rest
Split, Croatia serves as an excellent jumping off point for exploring the nearby islands that are scattered along the Dalmatian Coast. Vis Island is one of the most intriguing Dalmatian islands to visit. Because of the island’s location (the furthest inhabited island from the mainland) and its previous use as a military base (making it inaccessible to tourists until recently), Vis is not nearly as touristic as other Croatian islands.… Read the rest
For many people, Split, Croatia is a transportation hub – a city to breeze through on the way to other parts of the country. It was for us during our first trip to Croatia in 2011. However, since then, we’ve revisited the city multiple times with much longer stays and have discovered a plethora of sights to see in Split, Croatia.… Read the rest