Tales from a Traveling Life: The Sublime, Silly and Downright Strange. I: Laundry Days

Raise your hand if you remember that bygone pleasure once known as the cocktail party? Those fabulous occasions when you gathered with friends, brushing elbows as you imbibed in favorite beverages, chatting about the day’s happenings, mundane to asinine; culminating with toasts in promise of doing it all over again, soon. Well, since none of … More Tales from a Traveling Life: The Sublime, Silly and Downright Strange. I: Laundry Days

Three Nights in Rovinj, Croatia. Here’s How to Experience and Sample All the Goodness.

No expectations. That’s the zone Matt and I were in the first time we traveled down the coast of Istria to Rovinj, Croatia. During that trip, eight years ago, our aim was escaping the tourist-clogged canals of Venice. While our love for Venice runs strong, we were in the mood for something different. We were … More Three Nights in Rovinj, Croatia. Here’s How to Experience and Sample All the Goodness.

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?

Croatia’s Golden Cape Park, in Istria, is a Cycling and Running Dream Come True.

May 2016 – Rovinj, Croatia I made a bold statement in an earlier post. I declared this place, Rovinj, to be my favorite running destination – in the entire world. And, it’s true and thanks in no small part to the marvel that is Punta Corrente or Golden Cape Forest Park, a protected green space, … More Croatia’s Golden Cape Park, in Istria, is a Cycling and Running Dream Come True.