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Safe to say that it’s one of the most undervalued capital cities of Europe, and that’s a real shame. Hundreds of sites, super pet friendly, Smart car police vehicles, bike paths, affordable and amazing food!

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When it comes to staying in capital cities, we have learned that it is often best to be a few minutes’ walk away from the centre. This is particularly true if you want peace and quiet or have a light sleeper like we do. (Yes, Mom, looking at you!) Too often, our sleep in big cities has been ruined by loud party goers or a surprise drum beat from a local night […]

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Who is crazy enough to visit a national park during a torrential downpour? We are, apparently! Chalk it up to our “we may never return and we must see this” thought process. It was possibly one of the craziest things we did on our trip to Croatia. Not only had we already gotten totally soaked in Šibenik, but the rain was also falling harder by the time we […]

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Šibenik. Oh how we wish we had spent more time there. It really deserved more than our mad dash through the rain. Alas, all we had were 3-4 hours and lots and lots of rain. Still, Dear Reader, I will share with you what we did manage to see. Because Šibenik left a mark on us; that town has something about it. We found parking right on the […]

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We are not luxury travellers. I have seen many blogs out there about the luxurious goodies on offer in the travel business. Our pockets are not deep and we rarely, if ever, get to feel like jet-setters. We aren’t budget travellers either, but we certainly are not flying first class or staying at 5-star hotels, flitting from mansion to mansion, sipping fancy drinks. No. But, every now and […]

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The great thing about Split is that there are also many towns right next to it to see, as well as the fabulous old city of Split proper. You can hop on a bus — easily found on the promenade where the cruise ships dock — and within a half hour or so, you can be somewhere else. Somewhere possibly a little quieter and a little smaller. Somewhere […]

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Last week, I had the pleasure of introducing you to the joys of visiting Split with a small dog. In Part 1, we focused on two sections: the amazing promenade and, of course, the vast Roman palace built for Emperor Diocletian. Today I will take you outside the palace walls. Although the city of Split grew unchecked and in a haphazard way after WWII, the area along the […]

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Right from the start, when we were planning our trip to Croatia, I knew I wanted to stop in Korčula. It may seem cheesy or cliché but it was all because of the gorgeous photo on the cover of the Eyewitness Travel Guide. We were hooked. And when we dug a little deeper and found out it was the birth place of one of the most famous world travellers—Marco Polo—well, […]

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Our experience flying Croatia Airlines with an in-cabin pet was very positive. Although still a small fleet by international standards, Croatia Airlines exceeded our expectations from the customer service to the actual airplanes. But I shouldn’t be surprised since we have had good luck with the Star Alliance group and Croatia Airlines joined the group in 2004. When we were booking our flight, our fantastic travel agent, Danielle, […]

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As a travel blogger, when a place is magical and takes your breath away, you get a little frightened about writing a post about it. You have this pit in your stomach that says, “You will not do it justice. You will not find the words. You’ll fail this place.” And then you wipe your paws in the dirt and go ahead anyway; because we are passionate about […]