The City of Museums

Welcome to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia! It also happens to be the largest city in the country. Like much of Croatia, the city dates back to Roman times. The remains of Andautonia, the Roman settlement during the Middle Ages, were discovered in the 1900s, revealing a sewer system, streets, and city walls. Now, the…

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Exploring Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia

Plitvice National Park is incredible, and crowded, and has more waterfalls than I’ve ever seen. Plitvička Jezera, as it’s said in Croatian, is the country’s biggest and oldest national park. It’s made up of 16 lakes and over 90 waterfalls. The waters are brilliant blue greens, attributed to minerals and organisms. Over a million tourists…

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Sunrise in Split

Good morning from an ancient city. If you like sunrises, this is the place for you. Split gets over 2,800 hours of sunshine every year. The following images are views from the patio of the Airbnb where I stayed in Split. Terra cotta shingles are an iconic part of Croatian architecture. These brilliant red tiles…

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Hello, Split!

Sometimes, you have the rare occasion to sleep somewhere incredible. Platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo have opened a whole new set of locations. Like the Cube House I stayed in back in 2016, the barrel hut on an Icelandic farm, or this incredible one room cabin overlooking a glacier fed lake in Norway. After arriving…

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a Dubrovnik goodbye

As you’ve seen in my last few posts, I spent a good bit of time in Dubrovnik. It was the first stop on a Croatian road trip I took a few years back. Here are a few snaps and thoughts before leaving the city. Dubrovnik is for foodies. from fish paste, to crni rižot (risotto…

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The Fort Dedicated to Archivists and Comedians

Fort Lovrijenac overlooks Old Town in Dubrovnik. Three terraces make up the triangular structure above the West Harbor. Perhaps you recognize bits and pieces of it from Game of Thrones. It was the location of the Red Keep on King Joffrey’s Name Day Tournament. The fort was named for Saint Lawrence, who was burned alive in…

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The Best Bars in Dubrovnik, Including an Actual Hole in the Medieval City Wall

Take a tour of 3 very different bars in 3 very different Dubrovnik neighborhoods. But you better wear your sneakers. It’s a hell of a walk.

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NOLA of Christmas Past

In case you haven’t heard me rave about it before, New Orleans is one of my favorite cities. Over the past few years, I’ve made an annual pilgrimage. I’m saddened that I won’t be able to visit this go round because…2020. But I still want to celebrate this beautiful spot, during my favorite month to…

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Exploring One of North America’s Most Livable Cities (pssst…it’s in Canada)

When I visited Calgary back in 2016, I shared my experience with you guys. After revisiting a few years later, I found it even more charming than the first go round. Calgary sits at the junction of the Bow and Elbow River, in the transition zone between the Rockies and the Canadian prairies. When you…

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Visit Banff, See the Ink Pots, Don’t Get Caught in Quicksand

Everywhere you drive in Banff is utterly amazing–from monstrous peaks to roaring rivers. Speaking of roars, you’ll most likely spot plenty of wildlife too. For that, you can thank the park planners who installed a series of animal overpasses and underpasses that have prevented countless wrecks over the last twenty or so years. It isn’t…

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