Europe


Dubrovnik Walls Walk: Essential Guide to a Memorable Croatian Experience

Dreamy Dubrovnik seems to exist within an ethereal fortified bubble of orange-tiled rooftops against a sapphire sea. Fortunately, a ticket to the Dubrovnik Walls walk will grant you front-row access to this marvelous medieval city’s most intimate corners and unspoiled views. That said, exclusive access comes with a price, and to walk the Walls of…

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15 Boutique Hotels in Dubrovnik (Old Town Gems to Seaside Sanctuaries)

With a wide range of boutique hotels in Dubrovnik, there’s something to suit every travel style. Just like the beautiful boutique properties in Hvar – one of the most popular Croatian islands – these Dubrovnik hotels range from 3-star charm to 5-star luxury. Whether you’d prefer a historic stay in the old town with easy access to the Dubrovnik…

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Budva vs Kotor: Which Popular Montenegrin Town Should You Visit?

If you’ve done some research on the best towns to visit in Montenegro, you may be weighing Budva vs Kotor, two of the country’s most popular locales. Now, in a perfect world, you’d have plenty of time to visit both, but I’m going to guess that you landed here because that’s not the case. Maybe your limited itinerary dictates that you only have…

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12 Fun Things to Do in Kotor, Montenegro from Land to Sea

Coastal Kotor, Montenegro is one of the most well-preserved medieval European towns still standing today. You’ll have no problem finding fun things to do in Kotor, particularly if you’re as obsessed with fortified towns and panoramic mountain views as I am. It’s easy to see why many people make the two(ish)-hour drive from Dubrovnik to see this…

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Hiking Kotor Fortress in Montenegro: Essential Guide (Plus Key Tips)

Hiking up to St. John’s Fortress – a.k.a Kotor Fortress or the Castle of San Giovanni – is easily one of the best things to do in Kotor. In fact, it’s the number one thing that drew me to Kotor (and put vastly-underrated Montenegro on the map for me) in the first place. So if scoping out the best views is also a priority for you while traveling,…

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