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?
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.
May, 2016 – Rovinj, Croatia 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. Our collective knowledge of what lay ahead equaled just about … More Here’s Why You Should Visit Rovinj, Croatia, and Soon.
Post update: Due to the complicated nature of attempting to simplify our lives, we are flying back to the U.S. to sell our house. Rather adult of us, right? Thankfully, our Rovinj immersion resumes later this month. April 2016 – Rovinj, Croatia We seem to be obsessing about real estate these days. We are in the … More What It’s Like to Spend Six Weeks in Rovinj, Croatia
In many ways Rijeka reminds us of our hometown of Birmingham, AL. No the latter doesn’t have historic castles or a gorgeous sea view, but both cities are undergoing sweeping reinvention, using the bones of an industrial past to create exciting new public spaces. Here’s my latest for Paste Travel, hope you enjoy. If you … More Checklist Rijeka for Paste Travel