During ten years of running our Dubrovnik based Adventure Sailing holiday we have received numerous requests for a similar trip that would connect Dubrovnik and Split – two of the most popular towns on Croatian coast. The result is our new trip: let us take you on en route between famous Croatian old towns and architectural marvels – Dubrovnik and Hvar. As we sail along the coast starting in stunningly intact walled city Dubrovnik we will get to explore the most beautiful side of Croatia. Intact nature free of crowds mixed with old town vibes full of life will make this sailing adventure once in a lifetime experience.  As we are leaving Dubrovnik behind we sail towards the Elaphiti islands, a small archipelago consisting of several islands and islets right before we reach Sipan, the farthest and largest of them all. We’ll be sleeping in romantic village Luka Sipanska where

Being spontaneous and even reckless sometimes is thrilling and exciting, but the fun part could easily go away if you get caught up in unenviable situation while on a vacation. Losing documents or getting food poisoning could happen, too. We really hope it won’t though. But the reality is: trouble could happen and you better be prepared. TRAVEL INSURANCE It would be silly to talk about travel safety while not having even basic travel insurance. In case you get hurt and need emergency help in the local hospital, lose your camera or have your flight canceled having travel insurance helps A LOT! All you need to do is contact your travel insurance company and let them solve your problem for you; saving you time and money. DESTINATION RESEARCH We already mentioned the importance of destination research when it comes to responsible traveling in our blog post ‘’5 Ways to be

Now the fun part. When it comes to food, Croatians have A LOT to offer. You are not going to stay hungry, especially if you have the chance to eat at any Croatian grandma’s place (they are known to cook for a small army even if they have only two people coming to lunch). Here in Croatia, we still eat and prepare some meals the same way we did hundreds of years ago. Keep on reading, you can thank us later. CHEESE Cheese lovers where you at? You can’t leave Croatia without trying our cheeses! Strong in smell, but tasty as hell, Croatian cheeses are something else. We can only guess all the secrets in the making – so far we know that they are dried in special conditions under the wind called Bura and that our farmers have fields where sheep can roam free. We suggest before buying to

Local, handmade and traditional could possibly be some of our favorite words. The same goes when describing the souvenirs we recommend buying. We believe that choosing the right item is the best way to take with you the piece of place you are visiting. In this case – Croatia. When you know what to look for, choosing the right souvenir isn’t that hard. We’d love to help you picking the little treasures as they serve either as memories or as gifts. The following items are both local and traditional. LICITAR If you know a little bit about Croatia, you’ll know about Licitar hearts too. Little heart shaped biscuits are well known Croatian symbol of love originally gifted at ceremonies of love. Licitars are made out of sweet honey dough, painted in red and then precisely and intricately decorated. They are part of Croatian cultural heritage and something visitors like to

My journey started in summer of 2016. Around April that year my mum told me about this famous pilgrimage and how people walk across Spain for one entire month, approximately 30 kilometers per day to reach Santiago. I didn’t really think about it that much at the time – the only thought I remember having is that people have crazy ideas, and this one was definitely one of those. I mean walking and walking for hours, what’s the point? As it happened, the following week I watched the movie “The way” and as cheesy as it was, I feel in love. During the following month my mum and I decided that we would go. We did our research (ok, mum did the research), bought gear (fast drying clothes, backpacks, sleeping bags, small towels, water bottles, plasters, medicine…) and plane tickets. FIRST DAY On July 22nd we landed in Barcelona, took

As we approach the green era; meaning that people are slowly becoming aware of the impact we have on the planet, we too have to realize the effect of the global trend that is traveling. In this post we are not going into depth of irresponsible traveling, but rather showing you ways of becoming a more conscious tourist. If you are interested in the topic, go back to our previous article ‘’Is tourist a dirty word?’’ before continuing with this one. This way you will get a better picture about the impact we make on our planet while traveling the world. LEARN ABOUT THE DESTINATION It is reasonable to expect that you are going to do at least a little bit of research before starting your journey. Guidebooks and rules should be something to go through with extra attention. Research all about the culture, the dos, don’ts, and any extra

Seems like the word tourism and sustainability do not go well together. But why not? In the last ten to twenty years something has seriously changed. Tourism became huge trend, and not just for the wealthy but for the people of all ages, backgrounds and income. Considering that now most people travel once or twice a year, it seems absolutely okay to pamper ourselves while on a vacation. But the problem is that we’re not just one person. Across the globe, nearly 1.3 billion people in total traveled in 2017. That’s nearly 1.3 billion people leaving a carbon footprint through the impact of their cruises, planes and other types of travel. 1.3 billion. MASS TOURISM When you think of an overcrowded touristy place, it already loses its spark. Imagine the most delicate beach with smooth, white sand, clear turquoise water, high palm trees and no other people in sight. Breathtaking,

On our many adventures through Croatia over the years, we’ve met some interesting local people with stories to tell. Their lives unfold in an old rustic house deep in the woods, up on a hill where the path is overgrown and barely visible, in a small village you won’t find on the map or next to a wild river. These places are mostly unknown and with a population so small that in some cases only one person resides in the entire village. They live quiet, modest and simple lives, similar to how people lived decades ago. Farming, gardening, fishing or taking care of their animals is usually what they do throughout the whole day. For some, their area is so empty of people that their only companion is a cow, a couple of cats or a few chickens. Although the only language they speak is Croatian, our foreign guests can

  Every few years in fitness, there are new inventions. Some last long while others (Ab Lounge anyone?) are shortlived. When it comes to SUP Yoga, it looks like it’s here to stay. So what exactly is SUP Yoga? Simply put, it is the art of performing yoga while standing and balancing on a paddleboard. The sport combines different yoga types such as Hatha or Vinyasa yoga and outdoors, usually in calm waters such as lakes. Yoga has its roots in India, while paddleboarding is believed to originate from Hawaii. The two combined became huge trend in America, and now you can easily spot it around Croatia too. If you are looking for a challenge and something new and fresh in general, we would be glad to give you some of the reasons we think SUP yoga is awesome. CORE STRENGTH Since the platform is unstable, you will have to

So you finally decided to pack your bags and embark on an unknown adventure through wilderness. There are some things you need to consider before you start packing. Doing your research and planning the itinerary is where you should start. The distance, weather, walking hours…. It would be great to consider getting into shape, and no, you do not have to be an Olympic triathlete to do a long distance hike – good health and moderate fitness and you’ll be just alright for hiking a few hundred miles. But then again, nothing will prepare you for hiking like hiking. PACK SMART Your backpack will differ very much depending on the weather you’ll be walking through. Winter gear, clothing in particular, can take up to double the space of summer gear in your backpack. So, first thing on your mind when packing should be: pack smart. And by that we mean