Bird’s Eye Views & Sapphire Blues: Walking the Walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia’s gem on the glimmering Adriatic, is undeniably touristic. However, it is also indisputably alluring. Thanks to its rich history, immaculately-groomed limestone buildings, commanding seaside position, and formidable, 7th-century fortifications, the city attracts tourists from around the world. Having discovered the rewards of off-season travel, Shawn and I visited the so-called ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ one April. We wereContinue reading “Bird’s Eye Views & Sapphire Blues: Walking the Walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia”

The Fountains of Dubrovnik, Croatia

With stunning seaside views and streets overflowing with visitors, it might be easy to overlook Dubrovnik’s impressive Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Yet Dubrovnik’s quirky maskerons and fanciful flourishes adorning palaces and cathedrals, are the city’s defining elements, and they are details in which to delight. When it was a powerful city-state that rivaled the RepublicContinue reading “The Fountains of Dubrovnik, Croatia”

Gluten-Free Goodness in Dubrovnik (& Two Must-Try Recipes)

Life has a funny way of shaking things up and throwing in surprises that often lead to unexpectedly-delightful outcomes. Let me introduce you to Dubrovnik restaurateurs Gildas and Ružica, who epitomize this idea. When this couple visited Dubrovnik several years ago, they intended to visit for a single day. However, when they arrived, they decidedContinue reading “Gluten-Free Goodness in Dubrovnik (& Two Must-Try Recipes)”

Riding the Dubrovnik Cable Car: Breathtaking Views and Pensive Moments

“You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky.” Amelia Earhart Our first two days in Dubrovnik, the sun hid among a thick cloak of clouds. Dodging a deluge of raindrops that is unusual for the city, we longed for the vibrant ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ of postcards – those sapphire-blueContinue reading “Riding the Dubrovnik Cable Car: Breathtaking Views and Pensive Moments”

Scenes from Dubrovnik, Croatia

“If you want to see heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik.” George Bernard Shaw Dubrovnik. The Croatian city’s name conjures images of forbidding city walls, fire-red rooftops, buildings crafted out of white stone, and a graceful city perched above the vast Adriatic.

The Details of Dubrovnik – Meet the Maskerons

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” William Morris By day, it could be easy to get overwhelmed in Dubrovnik, given the city’s countless ornate buildings and the enormous sea of tourists streaming down the main street, the Stradun. But it’s important to not missContinue reading “The Details of Dubrovnik – Meet the Maskerons”

Photo du Jour: The Rector’s Palace by Night – Dubrovnik

To celebrate our arrival in Dubrovnik earlier this week, we strolled along its glimmering stone streets by night. Many of the city’s visitors had departed via cruise ship, and we had the city’s streets much to ourselves (well, certainly much more so than on a bustling summer evening).

Photo du Jour: Peep Hole Overlooking Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia is seen through an ancient wall’s peep hole. The walled city is often referred to as ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic’, and it’s no wonder why, given the city’s commanding views and strategic location. The city’s economy was once based on maritime trade.