Why you should travel solo, even if in a relationship. If you could – where would you go?

I’m in Sarajevo as I write this after spending the last week visiting my mom in Budapest. The plan had been to go back to Split but Lissette had said to me “why don’t you take a bit of time for yourself? Go somewhere!”. * I went on the internet and saw that Wizz Air […]

Incredibly photogenic Korčula Town through Spanky’s eyes (Croatia)

I have an admission to make:  Lissette is the better photographer than I am. I do the selection/editing of photos that I’ll use for the blog and on any given post she can she probably take credit for about 60% of the photos. Then I looked at our recent photos from Korčula. Well, I’ve ended […]

Why Bol (Brač Island) should be on your list of places to visit in Croatia

Bol, on Brač island, is one of our favorite island towns in Croatia. So what makes Bol so special? Unlike Hvar town or Korčula town, Bol doesn’t have much in the way of historical attractions. It’s a small and pretty town – but there are lots of small, pretty places in Croatia. What makes Bol […]

Split to Makarska by bike. And why Croatia has made me fall in love with biking again

This post won’t interest many readers. But if you’ve ever thought about riding your bike along the beautiful coastline between Split and Makarska then you might find it valuable (I could find absolutely nothing on this ride on the internet). Last summer we shipped all our belongings from Canada to Croatia, including my 35 year […]

Reasons why I don’t visit your blog

As a blogger I (usually) enjoy reading and commenting on other people’s blogs. My favorite blogs have a few things in common: they introduce me to new destinations, they are geared to the independent traveller, they’re honest in presenting a true picture of a destination or travel in general. I’m drawn to bloggers who travel […]

Rent our Apartment in Split!

We might have the most unusual apartment in Split. 6 months ago when we decided to make Split our base one of the considerations was being able to rent out our accommodations while we travel. We love Split but we also never want to stop travelling. We found an apartment we liked and have been […]

Guns, Strippers – and other Unusual things to see and do in Prague

I always hear people complain that Prague is too touristy. There’s some truth to that – but most of the “too touristy” problem in Prague is due to tourists going to all of the same (ie. usual) places. See this post I wrote a few years ago on 50 Things to Do in Prague. We […]

Memories of Childhood Trips

I was reorganizing our storage space in Split this weekend when I came across a whole bunch of old photo albums. Looking at them, what I found most interesting was going through the trips I had with my parents. Most of them, early on, were to beach locations in New Hampshire (a favorite was Hampton […]

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