Krka National Park – Slovenia/Croatia Road Trip: Part 4 (Final)

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Having collected the car from Zagreb airport, we set off for Sibenik, a town near the world famous Krka National Park and a drive of about 3 hours.

Or so we thought…As with many Mediterranean climates at the height of summer, forest fires are an ever present threat.

Earlier that day 8 teenagers had been arrested for deliberately setting a small area of forest on fire, which soon became a big area of forest.

Unfortunately for us and the thousands of other cars heading south towards Croatia’s popular coastal destinations, this meant the authorities having to close a whole section of highway and everyone having to take a little country road the whole way.Continue Reading

Zagreb – Slovenia/Croatia Road Trip: Part 3

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We rolled into Zagreb train station early evening and decided to walk rather than taxi to our latest Airbnb accommodation.
Good thing we did!

Zagreb is extremely easy on the eye.

We immediately passed through a beautiful green public square, before turning on to a broad, attractive, tree-lined street which led all the way to our apartment.

In the more touristy parts of Croatia, such as Split and Dubrovnik you don’t find much of a difference between the price of a similar apartment in a Western European city.

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Ljubljana – Slovenia/Croatia Road Trip: Part 2

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Having made our way back to Ljubljana from beautiful Lake Bled, we found ourselves with a couple of hours to kill before needing to catch the train to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.

When planning our road trip, Ljubljana didn’t feature on our list of stops, having been overlooked for the more traditional tourist hotspots in Slovenia and Croatia, but with time on our hands we decided to do some exploring.Continue Reading

Lake Bled – Slovenia/Croatia Road Trip: Part 1

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After our wedding in Cornwall, England three months ago, we chose to go on a ‘mini-honeymoon’ for five days in a cottage about 30 miles down the road – adventurous or what!

Our thought was that we would be so exhausted from the build-up to the wedding and the day itself that we wouldn’t have much energy to explore somewhere new.

Instead, we made an agreement that we would have a proper holiday a few months down the line where we could throw ourselves into a real adventure.Continue Reading

8 Best Manhattan Hotels For All Types Of Travelers

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When planning a trip to New York everything has to be perfect. Whether it’s a first visit or you’ve been so often that you’re practically a New Yorker, every trip is special.

Arguably the most important aspect of the trip will be the place you choose to call home while you’re there.

Visitors to New York City are as diverse and varied as those who live there, so everyone has a different idea of what makes the ideal hotel.

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7 Of the World’s Most Amazing Underwater Hotels

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These seven astounding destination hotels have excelled themselves with imagination and ingenuity to deliver unique underwater experiences that will not be easily forgotten.

From extravagant luxury to artistic eccentricity, there is an underwater hotel experience to suit any intrepid explorer’s tastes.

There are so many things that can go wrong with a vacation, but if you choose to stay at one of these incredible underwater hotels you can at least be sure that the accommodation will be perfect.Continue Reading

The 12 Best Alternative Honeymoon Destination Ideas for 2019

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We are all hoping that our next vacation will be the trip of a lifetime, but our honeymoon is one particular experience that is expected to be head and shoulders above the rest.

That can be a lot of pressure on just one holiday and with the entire world to choose from it can be very hard to decide where it will be, especially with all the other wedding-related choices that are being made.  Continue Reading