A Guide to Exploring Valletta: Malta’s Tiny, But Mighty, Capital City

What to see and do in the captivating Mediterranean city of Valletta, Malta.

Gentle Giant: The Touching Tale of a Dog’s Eternal Devotion

  With eye upraised his master’s look to scan, The joy, the solace, and the aid of man: The rich man’s guardian and the poor man’s friend, The only creature faithful to the end. -George Crabbe If you were to stroll the atmospheric Chippiannock Cemetery in Rock Island, Illinois, you’d likely happen upon the weatheredContinue reading “Gentle Giant: The Touching Tale of a Dog’s Eternal Devotion”

Klis Fortress & a Game of Thrones Tour in Split, Croatia

For two thousand years, Croatia’s Klis Fortress has held a coveted position among Central Dalmatia‘s craggy landscape. Having been one of the filming locations for Season 4 of a Game of Thrones, as well as host to dramatic events over the millennia, the Klis Fortress appeals to Game of Thrones fans and history enthusiasts looking forContinue reading “Klis Fortress & a Game of Thrones Tour in Split, Croatia”

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.

Flourishes Fit for a Fairy Tale: Admiring the Details in Trogir, Croatia

Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries. – René Descartes How Trogir tempts me with its fanciful flourishes fit for a fairy tale! At almost every turn in the Croatian town’s labyrinthine lanes, there emerge weathered faces, coats of arms, religious motifs, and even a nautical-inspired element. Embarking on a grocery shopping mission isContinue reading “Flourishes Fit for a Fairy Tale: Admiring the Details in Trogir, Croatia”