Ancient ruins of Salona Croatia

Visiting the ancient ruins of Salona, Croatia Written by Dave:  As we were leaving Split, Croatia we had one more site to visit before leaving town.  We had heard about the ruins of the city, and figured it would be worth a visit.  It wasn’t the easiest place to find, but after a couple wrong turns we eventually found it. … Continue reading

Views from Marjan in Split Croatia

Views from Marjan in Split Croatia Hard to resist a hike that promises wonderful views. From the promenade you can see the hill of Marjan off to the west. Without a map, we just started walking toward the hill and climbing up steps.  As long as we were going up, we figured we would get there eventually.  And we did! … Continue reading

Diocletian Palace Split Croatia

Diocletian Palace Split Croatia One of the highlights of visiting Split is touring the ancient Roman palace of Diocletian. When entering through the gate on the city side of the palace, the narrow streets lead to a center plaza.  Stepping into the plaza, my first thought is “Whoa, this is amazing!” We happily walked through snapping pictures.  Everywhere we turned … Continue reading

Top 5 Tips Plitvice National Park Croatia

Top 5 Tips Plitvice National Park Croatia   1. Plan your trip in the fall.  In the spring, the trees are bare, its cold in the winter, and the crowds in the summer will seriously limit your mobility, causing you to only see a small fraction of the park.  In the fall, the weather is cooler, crowds are decreased, and … Continue reading

Plitvice National Park Croatia

Written by Nancy. Plitvice National Park Croatia Absolutely stunning.  Many years ago I came across a photo of Plitvice and was completely smitten.  Since then it has been on my travel wish list and it was thrilling to visit in person. Plitvice National Park is located in the mountains and so it is pretty crisp in September.  By mid day … Continue reading

Roman Amphitheater in Pula Croatia

Written by Nancy. The Roman Amphitheater in Pula Croatia   A must see stop when in Istria. The Istrian Peninsula is full of evidence and influence from its history under Venetian rule.  The Roman Amphitheater Pula Croatia is like a mini Colosseum. View of the Amphitheater from the harbor parking area.  You can also see the bell tower off to … Continue reading

Dinner in Bale, Croatia

Written by Nancy. Dinner in Bale, Croatia There are many benefits to traveling in the off season.  One of the latest benefits that we have enjoyed, is the gift of a free dinner after spending a week at our campground.  We also got a free night’s stay. But, this is all about dinner!  We ate at Konoba Bembo.   Dave … Continue reading

Beach time at San Polo Camping, Croatia

Beach time at San Polo Camping, Croatia We love everything about the beach, and are fortunate to be camped close enough to see and hear the waves.  Even though the weather is starting to get cooler, we still try to get to the beach at least for a while each day. The beach here is all rock, but that just … Continue reading

Figgin Out!

Eating fresh figs in Croatia Late summer is fig season.  Fig trees thrive in warmer climates.  I have read that some varieties of figs are very sweet, however, the figs that we ate were very mild. We love eating fresh local organic produce wherever we go.  We have enjoyed lots of apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, and figs while in Croatia. … Continue reading