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The highlights of Croatia

Now that summer is right around the corner--I went without a jacket for the first time in New York City yesterday!--I can't help but think about my favorite summer destinations. I've been noticing Croatia popping up on a lot more of my friends'...
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Postcard from Dubrovnik

The New York Times recently posted The 46 Places to Go in 2013: the ultimate guide to this year's wanderlust. I've only been to six of the cities mentioned (I've got my work cut out for me this year!), but seeing Hvar Island mentioned immediately...
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Postcard from Mljet Island

After visiting Plitvice Lakes and sailing the Adriatic Sea, I thought I had seen all of the most impossibly pristine waters Croatia had to offer--and then I went to Mljet Island. Not only does this national park have woodsy paths and water...
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The best of Croatia, via Instagram

My memories of Croatia shall forever be a thousand shades of shimmering blue: the vivid and cloudless sky, the fish swishing through impossibly clear turquoise water, the sun dancing over the sea. Sure, there were other colors, too: the...
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Postcard from Hvar Island

Lately, Hvar has cultivated a reputation as an exclusive playground of the rich and the famous: an sparkling island paradise where you can dock your swanky yacht and indulge in champagne, sandy beaches, all-night clubs or whatever else your heart...
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Postcard from Split

As a popular starting or ending point for many Croatian sailing trips and a major transport hub in Dalmatia, Split is tough to miss on most tourists' itineraries, even if it's just for one night. Even just as a "layover city," Split is a...
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The coolest places to stay in Croatia

In Croatia, I spent most of my nights on a boat. The few that I spent on land, however, impressed me. I spent time in Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik: the main tourist destinations in Croatia. The hostels and guesthouse I stayed in were clean, modern,...
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Sailing Croatia with Busabout

Kelsey and I first discussed a trip to Croatia right after finishing college: I'm not sure why we were so obsessed with it, but it definitely stuck. We finally decided to make it happen in 2012, committing on a Christmas catch-up phone call. However,...
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8 little things to love about Zagreb

I'm not sure what I expected from Zagreb. The formerly communist capital of Croatia is located inland, a far cry from the unspoiled natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park or the thousands of islands dotting the Adriatic Sea. Even...
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Postcard from Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes is one of those places where you hope you're not going to be underwhelmed: so many people recommend it and so many absolutely amazing photos exist. Luckily, the Croatian national park is just as stunning in real life as you...
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