Off the Beaten Path in Split, Croatia

getting off the beaten track in split croatia sailing in the harbour

Split is not exactly a hidden gem. A lively university city, Split is also a magnet for those on a gap-year, seen hauling their backpacks along its harbourfront. Ferry boats lining its quayside bear testament to its popularity as a jumping-off point for island-hopping around the Croatian coast. Split is also a popular port of […]

Exploring Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Croatia

exploring diocletians palace in split exterior view

The ‘Roman Gladiators’ were an early clue to Split’s historical heritage. Clad in scarlet tunics, and grinning broadly as they swung their swords, they challenged tourists to a duel. A few accepted the challenge in exchange for a few Croatian Kuna, mock grimacing for the inevitable photographic evidence of their fight. Built by the eponymous […]

Should You Visit Santorini on a Cruise?

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Welcome to the poster child of Greece and the face that launched a thousand screen savers. Santorini, the southernmost island in the Cyclades, is one of the most photographed places on the planet. Santorini owes its striking appearance to a dramatic geological event. Once a much larger island, a huge volcanic eruption blew its top […]

The Best Things to Do in Inveraray, Scotland

Inveraray scotland at dusk

Updated post: 14/02/20 | February 2020 Welcome to quintessential Scotland. From a story-book castle to a historic jail to epic landscapes, here are the very best things to do in Inveraray. Prior to August 2019, I would have struggled to spell Inveraray, let alone point to it on a map of Scotland. Happily for me, […]