Speaking of Croatia: Part 6, Krka National Park

I love waterfalls and lagoons and travel the world to see them. Have I seen them all? No, but have I seen movies and videos of tons of them? Yes.  Krka National Park takes the cake for me. The Krka waterfall system is unique in that there are two large waterfalls that you can view…Read More

Speaking of Croatia: Part 5, Groznjan, Motovun, and Hum

Groznjan, Motovun, and Hum have great mountain views and small gardens and quiet cobblestone streets. You can sit outside and have coffee at one of the cafes right on the edge of the wall in Motovun and just enjoy leisure conversations and read about the history of why the Italian language is priority spoken in…Read More

Speaking of Croatia, Part 4: Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is by far the most spectacular, beautiful, and magical city in all of Croatia, and probably all of Europe, considering its size. Walking around this port city fortress, with towering steps on either side of one main road, was nothing short of a fantasy. To never visit this place is to live life without…Read More

Speaking of Croatia: Part 3, Kayaking

I’m excited to share my adventurous kayaking experience in Croatia; the blue caves off the coast of Pula are fascinating! I booked this excursion for two specific reasons: I’d never been kayaking before, and I’d never been to an ocean cave, let alone gone cliff diving. Man, did this excursion deliver one of the most…Read More

Speaking of Croatia: Part 2, Villages and Waterfalls

Groznjan, Motovun and Hum During my kayaking tour (which is a story of its own), I ended up befriending my guide, who recommended I visit three small (and I mean very small) villages in the mountains of Croatia called Groznjan, Motovun, and Hum. Many local Croatians and Italians often take day trips out to Groznjan…Read More

Speaking of Croatia: Part 1, Pula

This is part one in a series of travel journals about my awe-inspiring trip to Croatia. “Mark this down, Jonathan. You will need this for your blog,” I told myself. I sat there in stunned amazement at all my eyes beheld. Never before had I been able to breathe in a place, a history, a…Read More

Enjoying Bratislava, Slovakia

If you don’t drop in for a visit to Bratislava, which is close to Vienna, you’re going to miss another hidden gem of Europe that does not get enough attention in my opinion. On the drive to Bratislava, you will see the environment is a pure wonder of beauty. The Danube river and vineyards are…Read More

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The Werdenberg Castle in Switzerland

The Fussen area of Germany has one of the best collections of castles in a small area in all of Europe. These castles were massive in size, and the enchanting atmosphere that surrounded them overwhelmed my senses. Arrive early so you can tour all of them. Each one deserves your full attention. Neuschwanstein Castle was…Read More

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The Czech Republic: The Food Experience

Most of my time in the Czech Republic was spent in Prague, which is where I was able to taste a wide variety of foods. I always tried to order highly recommended local dishes along with the Czech versions of international meals I was already familiar with. The more you explore Czech cuisine, the sooner…Read More

Tips on Parking Overseas

1. Although every country is different, don’t expect to park for free. This is a luxury we oftentimes have in the U.S., excluding most major cities, but even then, you can typically go just a few blocks away to find free parking. 2. In most cases, you may have to pay to park even at…Read More

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