Grožnjan – The Artist Hilltown of Istria

Many of the hill towns of Istria are the prettiest when approaching them. They crown the hills with their medieval walls and pencil shaped clock towers, looking like a finger stating: “Here we are. We conquered this hilltop.”

Grožnjan is more than pretty on the outside, it’s an artist colony inside as well. Despite its relatively small size, you can both get lost in its labyrinthical cobbled streets and enjoy gorgeous views of the hilly landscape of Central Istria.

Rioja is more than wine

La Rioja – Wine and So Much More

If you go to La Rioja region of Northern Spain for the wine, you certainly won’t be disappointed. If you go for the food that’s terrific also, but there is so much more to La Rioja, including charming medieval villages, cathedrals, castles and dolmens.

Follow Jerry Olivas and his wife as they discover the many attractions of the region.

Buzet - Truffle Capital of Istria

Buzet – Truffle Capital of Istria

Istria is Croatia’s popular tourist peninsula, and every summer, holidaymakers flock to its seaside cities, where crystal clear water, Adriatic ambiance and sunny weather makes a compelling cocktail.

But Istria has more to offer its visitors than a delightful seascape. In the north and centre of the peninsula, small medieval towns crown the many hills and reveal a landscape resembling Tuscany or Umbria. Let us take you to Buzet, that will surprise you with its richness of architecture and spectacular views

Opatija is the Queen of Kvarner Bay

Opatija – Queen of Kvarner Bay

Majestic, Victorian buildings. A luxurious promenade that meanders along the rugged coastline. Parks, that just as well could be found in Vienna. Opatija looks like no other town on the Istria, or even Croatia.
Once the preferred summer resort of the aristocrats of Austria, this enchanting seaside city has an elegant air to it, and invites you to stroll along the Lungomare for hours.

Discover with us Opatija: Queen of Kvarner Bay.

Saxon Switzerland – Fairytale scenery in Germany

Seldom have we stayed in a more enchanting realm.

Saxon Switzerland impresses with imposing table mountains and bizarre rock formations. It ignites your imagination with its gnarled forest paths, moss-clad boulders and narrow ravines from where a light mist emanates, like if this ancient earth quietly exhaled. It’s easy to believe in gnomes and elves in this fairytale landscape.

Camino de Santiago – It’s all about the journey. Part III

Arriving at one’s destination can be a bittersweet experience. Especially when on a pilgrimage or a hiking trail, where the journey is more important than the destination. But then again, every journey must come to an end for a new one to begin.

Ava Kabouchy finishes her Camino de Santiago, not in a cathedral but on a beach; at the End of the World in Spain.