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

Andalucia’s Hilltop Beauty Pageant: Casares

December 2016 – Andalucia, Spain We’ve been crazy fortunate to spend a good deal of time traveling around Spain over the last decade and have developed a deep appreciation for the country’s distinctive regions. From food and drink to dialect and architecture, traveling from one to the next can often feel more like visiting a … More Andalucia’s Hilltop Beauty Pageant: Casares

7 Things to Know Before You Go to Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Since being named as 2019 European Capital of Culture by the EU Commission, (along with Matera in southern Italy,) Bulgaria’s most famously historic city is undergoing a mighty-scale spruce-up. An optimistic mood, coupled with renovation and re-invention projects, make this a great time for visitors to experience Plovdiv. Here’s what you should know: The city … More 7 Things to Know Before You Go to Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Celebrating Flower Power in Spello, Italy

There’s hardly a better way to experience a culture than by participating in a destination’s traditional festivals. At least, that’s always been my motto, leading us to plan entire trips around the concept. Oyster festival in Apalachicola. Theatre festival in New York City. Jazz festival in New Orleans. Wine festival in Barcelona. Asparagus, yes asparagus, … More Celebrating Flower Power in Spello, Italy