Venice is one of those places everyone must visit at least once. The uniqueness of Venice is that it is comprised of 118 islands connected by over 400 bridges. The charm of its canals, bridges, and stone buildings with hanging flower baskets are truly spectacular.
I first visited Venice almost 20 years ago and the biggest difference was how crowded it was this time around. The thing about Venice is knowing where to go without the crowds so you can enjoy the beauty, charm, a
Did you know Croatia has 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites?
A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is protected by international treaties.
This tiny country is a little over 20k square miles (about the size of West Virginia!), and it has so many spectacular places and natural beauty.
Croatia was full of surprises... I expected beautiful scenery and a great vacation but the experiences were beyond my expectations.
From the minute we arrived I was blown away by the spectacular water of the Adriatic Sea. With deep blue tones and crystal clear water, it was so inviting. The beaches are rocky but jumping in during our days out on a boat was so refreshing.
Croatia also has a tremendously upscale culinary scene... 3 Michelin starred restaurants and 55 restau
In the north west tip of Croatia lies the Istrian Peninsula. This area was once part of Italy and still has a very Italian culture and feel. Some say this is what Tuscany used to be like many years ago.
Rovinj was my favorite city in this area (and one of my favorites in all of Croatia!). The Old Town was so charming... narrow winding streets, colorful stone houses with bright shutters, and a beautiful harbor. I completely fell in love with Rovinj while getting lost strolli