Croatia

3 Days in Croatia: More than just a Beach Vacation

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Hashtag #exoticbeaches and inevitably the azure shades of Bora Bora, Seychelles or Phuket will compete with each other to get your attention. But what about those looking for a little more than just pretty beaches on their beach vacation? That’s when the aquamarine and turquoise hues of Croatia come in to sparkle and entice, as it offers a lot more than j[...]

7 Unmissable Experiences in Croatia: From Mountains to Island Hopping

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For some people travel means relaxation and a break from normal life. Laying on the beach with a drink. Reading a book by the pool. Well, for me it doesn't - even though I sometimes wish that was enough. When summer turned out colder then expected, I started to look for a cheap holiday with sun, adventure, culture and nature. Preferably with hidden, private [...]

10 Places you absolutely have to visit on Croatia’s northern coast

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It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that in Europe, everyone and their mother has been to Croatia at least once in their life. Chances are, they actually visit each year. It’s one of the most accessible holiday destinations in Europe, with basically everybody from the Northern countries heading here to get their fill of beaches, cocktails, and island hopping.[...]

How A Simple Hello can Change Everything

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'A simple hello could lead to a million things.' This carpe diem-esque quote is scribbled on various journal pages, typed into an Instagram caption, or spoken aloud in times of uncertainty and hesitation. This is a story about one of my first experiences traveling solo, an experience that continues to affect and shape my travels one year later. It[...]

How to Spend A Day in Dubrovnik

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Last month I made my first visit to Croatia - and it definitely won't be my last. Croatia is a country that has been recommended to me by fellow travellers for the last few years. When a low-cost airline launched direct flights from my local airport to Dubrovnik this summer, I took that as a sign from the travel gods that I should go. So I booked a seven-nig[...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar: Day 19 - Yacht Trip With Sailing.hr

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A big congrats to Sophia and Veronika and for winning yesterday's prizes! Enjoy your ZenFone Selfie and your leather backpack from Etsy! They were pretty neat prizes, and today we're bringing you an insanely awesome prize! Some may say we're spoiling you? We say that you guys totally deserve it! Today, we're giving away a true experience and it's one whic[...]

Travelettes do Croatia: The Video

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What is it about certain holidays that draws us closer? Why do the bonds we create when we’re away from home feel so much stronger, so much quicker? How can just a few days make a group of strangers feel like they’ve known each other for years? It’s the good times. Exploring and finding treasures. Jumping into crystal clear water. Dancing till we drop. Ph[...]

Travelettes Guide to Sailing in Croatia

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Before you go sailing in Croatia, you need to ask yourself one thing: How much do you love the colour blue? You see I thought I loved the colour blue, but I had no idea how much until last week when four other Travelettes and I met up to sail to the islands on the country's Dalmatian coast. I dare say you would have the same realisation should you find yo[...]

A Hidden Gem: Dugi Otok, Croatia

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Planning your summer holidays can be very tricky, especially if you just have under a week to spend. One of the rare occasions I took such a  quickie of a holiday brought me to a wonderful island in Croatia: Dugi Otok. Croatia as a holiday destination increases in popularity from season to season (check out Katja's post on Dubrovnik). Within the last deca[...]

5 cool facts about Mljet, Croatia

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Imagine it is early summer, and you want to do a road trip to the European South. Skip the crowded beaches of Italy, and trade them for the relaxing paradise you can still find in Croatia. Drive by the (just as crowded) beaches of Krk, Pag and Northern Dalmatia and make your way to the most southern (bigger) island of South Dalmatia: MLJET. 1. Get out to [...]