The autumn sun illuminated the rocky landscape as two kayakers plied the waters of the Gard River in Southern France. Crimson and yellow trees danced on the gentle breeze, alongside a tree bearing one over-ripe pomegranate. The pair of kayakers continued their journey down the calm river and eventually glided underneath an arch of France’sContinue reading “France’s Breathtaking Pont du Gard”
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Komiža, Vis: Savoring the Off-Season Charms of One of Croatia’s Most Remote Islands
The enchanting Croatian island of Vis has had many identities over the last few thousand years. For a time, it was an ancient Greek colony known as Issa. Then, from the 1950s until the 1980s, Vis was a secret Yugoslavian naval base that was off-limits to foreigners. From there, tourists — and filmmakers — startedContinue reading “Komiža, Vis: Savoring the Off-Season Charms of One of Croatia’s Most Remote Islands”
Photo du Jour: A “Stunt Squirrel” Takes on a Croatian Forest
A red squirrel pauses after doing some death-defying moves in the evergreen treetops of Makarska, Croatia. This “stunt squirrel” — with impressive nails and fabulously furry ears, I might add — lives on the Sveti Petar Peninsula, a forested area that overlooks the Adriatic Sea. When I took this picture earlier this year, I wasContinue reading “Photo du Jour: A “Stunt Squirrel” Takes on a Croatian Forest”
Brač, Croatia: Hunting for Hercules in a Roman Quarry
For nearly 2,000 years, limestone has been extracted from quarries on the Croatian island of Brač. In the 3rd century, laborers used this dazzling white stone to build the palace of Emperor Diocletian in the city of Split. During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Brač limestone was used to construct the Saint James CathedralContinue reading “Brač, Croatia: Hunting for Hercules in a Roman Quarry”
Shades of Blue: Capturing the Island of Malta in Azure & Indigo
The Mediterranean island of Malta is awash in color. But its blue details might be the most captivating of them all.
A Sanctuary for the Lovable and Threatened Donkeys of Split, Croatia
Volunteers in the coastal city of Split, Croatia are dedicated to saving the country’s remaining donkey population.
Sculpting Tomorrow’s Artisans: The Stonemason School in Pučišća, Croatia
Aspiring stonemasons on the Croatian island of Brač learn the ropes of an Old World art.
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.