Stari Grad, Croatia – What to Know Before You Go

A month ago what I knew about the island of Hvar could fit into a rakija shot glass. Hoards of revelers ferry here in July and August to party, dance, see and, mostly, be in scene. Celebrities from Beyonce to Ellen and Portia have been spotted here. The largest city, Hvar Town, is Croatia’s epicenter … More Stari Grad, Croatia – What to Know Before You Go

What’s It Like to Harvest Olives on a Croatian Island?

Sometimes small words conjure oversize magic. When our friend Massimo asked if we would like to help with olive harvest on Hvar island’s #UNESCO-recognized Stari Grad Plain, we said, “Uhm, yes,” and soon found ourselves in a field belonging to the Stancic family. Huddled with sons, cousins, neighbors, friends – and us newbies – the … More What’s It Like to Harvest Olives on a Croatian Island?

Rovinj, a Peek Inside

May, 2016 – Rovinj, Croatia We arrived here for the first time on a whim. Six years ago, with a dream of floating down the Adriatic, we boarded a ferry from Trieste headed for the Istrian peninsula. That particular boat’s destination, Rovinj, was chosen simply because it was the right route at the right time. … More Rovinj, a Peek Inside