On the island of Zlarin, in the Adriatic Sea of Croatia, red corals have always had magical power.
Croatian travel writer Anita Palada takes us to the bottom of the sea, with coral hunter Mirko Milosević, and to the workshop of coral jeweller Miro Bešker. Here, he transforms the unprocessed aquatic gemstones to unique and acclaimed pieces of jewellery. Like a stone carver, Miro senses the energy of each raw coral and liberates the jewel inside.
Here’s the story of The Red Corals of Zlarin.
In a post-covid world we’re taking to the woods like never before. Here, we can experience a calm and sense of presence that escapes us in urban life. Croatian Travel journalist and nature lover Anita Palada takes us deep into the mountains of Gorski Kotar in Croatia, where nature photographer Romeo Mance goes photo hunting in Ravna Gora forest.
Here, there’s life. Wild life.
Croatian Travel journalist Anita Palada takes us to the enchanted landscape of Lika and the thousand waterfalls of Plitvice lakes. It’s a landscape – and history – defined by its running waters.
She discovers the folklore and fairy-tales, that are tied to the region and shares the legends of Lika and its abundant waters.
Travel journalist Anita Palada travels back in history, to the cradle of the Croatian region of Dalmatia. The imposing fortress of Klis is tied to the origins of Dalmatia and has served as stronghold for kings and last defence against Ottoman forces that lay siege of Klis for decades.
It commands the mountainous hinterland of seafront Split and has a history and heritage that far supersedes its imaginary role as Meereen in Game of Thrones. The true facts and faces of Klis are way more interesting than fiction.
Travel journalist and wine enthusiast Anita Palada continues her investigation of the indigenous grapes of Croatia and finds how wines with unfamiliar names such as Dingač and Crljenak end up on the table of US President Joe Biden.
Dalmatian winegrowers are pouring their heart and soul into these magical drops. They know that nothing great in this world has ever been created without emotions, including the intoxicating wines of Dingač and Zinfandel!
Croatia is not only the birthplace of Zinfandel, it’s also home to many other autochthonous grapes.
Terra Madre winery struggled with transforming a rocky patch between Split and Dubrovnik to an award-winning vineyard.
The Istrian peninsula has grown immensely popular among holiday-seekers from all over Europe, as it has everything it takes to satisfy the whole family: Clear blue waters for the kids, sun and shopping for the teenagers, culture and good food for the parents. And all at a more affordable price than in, let’s say Italy.…