Hard Times at The Beach in Croatia

It's a Hard Rock Life When one thinks of going to the beaches in the USA, namely the ones in Florida near New Orleans where I am from, sand is uppermost on your mind. Towels and beach chairs are there to protect you from this gritty nightmare that sticks to anything and everything, especially your …

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Postojna Caves in Beautiful Slovenia

A Deep and Cavernous Country If you need a reason to visit Slovenia, here is one big one I discovered after my visit this past October: Postojna Caves (or Postojnska Jama in Slovenian). Cave lovers, spelunkers and other people interested in the "underworld" should definitely put this magnificent place on your list. Even if you …

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Hard Work Croatian Style

Suhozid or Stone Walls in Croatia The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. -- Confucius. As we left Marina Kremik near the town of Primošten in Croatia last July I watched the beauty of the landscape go by and marveled at all the little stone fences on the hillsides that …

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10 Must Dos When You Visit the Croatian Island of Rab

The island of Rab off the coast of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea is off the radar for many American tourists despite its popularity for Central Europeans. It's definitely worth a trip by ferry from the mainland to explore its enchanting alleyways, its magnificent views, and much more. Sailing there should be on every captain's itinerary.

Sailing in the Adriatic (Part Three): Mediterranean-Style Mooring & Revisiting Telašćica Park

(This is the third post on our sailing adventure from Pula to Kornati, Krka and Telašćica National Parks in late June 2020 after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in Croatia. It focuses on the challenges of mooring, the interesting town of Veli Iz on the beautiful island of Iz and the Telašćica National Park.)  Mooring in …

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Sailing in the Adriatic (Part Two): Zapuntel and the island of Molat

As we made our way southward down the Adriatic in late June of 2020 on our second sailing journey of the year, we passed so many beautiful islands that I stopped counting. Seriously, there are hundreds of them (the truer number is over 1,000), and it's impossible to see them all. But we could try. …

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Who Wants to Buy a Castle? (Part One of Beautiful Slovenia)

NOTE:  I wanted to share a few exciting trips taken from our home in Pula, Croatia that occurred before the Covid-19 crisis in March of 2020 as that's when the lockdown began here. The following trip was especially meaningful to me as it was the last one I had with an expat friend who has …

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