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
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?
This week we’re celebrating the unparalleled beauty and complexity of #Venice and discussing impacts that we, as travelers, have on the places we visit. A striking art installation for this year’s Venice Biennale beautifully illustrates the power harnessed within the decisions we make. Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn developed “Support” as a statement about dual natures: … More In Venice, Powerful Art Installation Symbolizes The Role We Play
Sabinillas, Spain – January 2017 San Luis de Sabinillas, or as locals call it, simply Sabinillas, is a unique town along coastal southern Spain. Located approximately 50 miles southwest of ritzy Malaga and 3 miles north of ultra-ritzy Sotogrande, Sabi – as we have come to call our closest village – is as local and … More 3 Things We Love – Sabinillas, Spain
We get a ton of destination-specific questions from friends and contacts seeking insight on buzzy locales, hidden gems, and optimized itineraries. Most recently a housesitting host from Portishead, England asked if we had any recommendations for a Costa Rican adventure. Laura and her husband are planning a belated honeymoon and hope to explore the country’s … More Wild & Scenic – Costa Rica