Category Archives: Central Europe

An Introduction to the Croatian Islands – Paradise Found

Croatian Island Tour Review Viator

Ahhh Croatia, the secret is well and truly out!  Gorgeous islands, pristine beaches, lush national parks; there isn’t much you could want in a summer holiday destination that this ex-Yugoslavian nation doesn’t already offer. Having heard many friends tout the beauty of the Croatian islands, we excitedly booked our spots on a boat tour around […]

Krka Waterfall Tour – Exploring Croatia with Viator

Croatia is absolutely gorgeous; locals have known it forever and travellers the world over are coming to realise.  In fact, I don’t think I know one single person that’s not sung Croatia’s praises! So many people though, stick to the coastline whilst exploring this beautiful country, neglecting the national parks and gorgeous little villages.  Looking back […]

Big Berry: Glamping with a Twist in Slovenia

Big Berry Slovenia review

They say it’s the journey, not the destination that matters – those people have clearly never had the pleasure of visiting Big Berry in Slovenia! Hidden away in Bela Krajina, Big Berry offers those looking for a more authentic insight into the country a touch of luxury whilst immersing them in nature. The concept of Big Berry […]

Plitvice Lakes: Heaven on Earth

Plitvice Lakes National Park is gorgeous beyond compare.  One of the oldest national parks in South-East Europe, and the largest in Croatia, this aquatic wonderland attracts visitors from all around the world. The sixteen lakes, each connected by a series of waterfalls, are set deep in the Croatian wilderness.  These lakes stretch out over eight kilometres […]

How NOT to Do Dubrovnik

Avoid disaster in Dubrovnik

Our recent trip to Dubrovnik wasn’t quite what we expected; we fell in love with the city itself but we encountered a few unexpected challenges during our time in the walled city.  So you don’t make the mistakes we did, we’ve put together the following guide for you.  Here we go… Don’t visit Dubrovnik during August […]

A Tuk Tuk in Dubrovnik? How to See the City from a Different Perspective

Eco Tuk Tours Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik has long been known for it’s incredible history and striking appearance but it’s now home to a little taste of Thailand too – the much loved tuk tuk! Eco Tuk Tours has been up and running in Dubrovnik since the beginning of the summer season, offering visitors a fun and unique way to see […]

Making a Splash – Canyoning in Croatia

Canyoning Croatia

We’ve been fortunate to try our hand at a range of activities (both on this trip and in years gone by) but few compare to the canyoning adventure we were treated to yesterday with Iris Adventures. Canyoning is not only a physical challenge but a mental one as well.  Standing atop a 50 metre clifftop, […]

Drifting Down the Kolpa: Canoeing in Slovenia

As the second greenest country within Europe, Slovenia is home to some of the most striking natural beauty found anywhere in the region.  Pristine rivers, crystal clear lakes, natural springs, rich farmland and untouched forests; Slovenia is a nature-lover’s paradise.  Even better, is the Kolpa River – it’s like Slovenia’s highly guarded secret, only we’re going […]