Dubrovnik

This is the 2nd destination of three in the Croatia itinerary. The details related to planning for this destination and the others on the Croatia circuit are described in The Croatia Travel Planning post. If Croatia is the gem of the Balkans, then surely Dubrovnik is the gem of the Adriatic. Deeply steeped in history, …

Zagreb

This is the First destination of three in the Croatia itinerary. The details related to planning for this destination and the others on the Croatia circuit are described in The Croatia Travel Planning post. Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia, and airport of entry for long haul international flights. It's an interesting combination of …

Como

This is the fourth and final destination in the Northern Italy itinerary. The details related to planning for this destination and the others on the Northern Italy circuit are described in The Northern Italy Travel Planning post. We departed Verona early on a Friday morning to make our way to Como. Nearly 3 hours of …

Verona

This is the third destination in the Northern Italy itinerary. The details related to planning for this destination and the others on the Northern Italy circuit are described in The Northern Italy Travel Planning post.. Verona is not on everyone's itinerary for Italy. From experience, Verona is lightly touristed as compared to other destinations visited …

Genoa

This destination is the second of four on the Northern Italian Travel Planning circuit, as described on that post. As a coastal city which has revitalized its old town over the recent years, and with an opportunity to visit Portofino as a day trip, I looked forward to this stop. It was a relatively uneventful …

Milan

This destination is the first of four on the Northern Italy Travel Planning circuit, as described in  that post. Milan is the capital of Italian commerce, design, banking, and industry. But there's so much more to this city. Milan is Italy’s fashion capital, and the locals dress to look the part - especially style-conscious women. …

Český Krumlov

This is the 6th destination on our Western Slavic Countries itinerary as described in that Travel Planning post. We departed Olomouc by car, selecting the longest route available on google maps because I wanted to experience the most scenic drive possible. It was a cloudless, sunny Thursday morning as we departed central Olomouc. We started …

Olomouc

This is the 5th destination on our Western Slavic Countries itinerary as described in that Travel Planning post. We set off from Wroclaw To Olomouc along a scenic route I found via Google maps. After a stretch on the A4 toll road, we were on tree-lined, twisting and turning two lane roads as we drove …

Wrocław

This is the 4th destination in the Western Slavic Countries circuit as described in that Travel Planning post. We drove through green, rolling countryside on tree lined roads with a backdrop of beautiful blue skies, on a  sunny day. It was mostly two lane roads but they were very well-maintained and traffic was not particularly …

Kraków

This is the 3rd destination in the Western Slavic Countries circuit as described in that Travel Planning post.     The route from Kosice to Kraków was mostly a 2-lane road with construction at many points along the way. As the main route, it handled all traffic including trucks, farm equipment, bicyclists and all vehicles …