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Things to Do in Hvar – Croatia’s Most Exciting Island

Have you heard of Hvar Island? While it may not be familiar to Americans, it certainly is well-known to Europeans. Sun-drenched beaches, cobblestone lanes, ancient hilltop fortresses, and glamourous nightclubs have allegedly attracted celebrities such as Prince Harry, Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Tom Cruise. Sometimes called the “St. Tropez of the Adriatic,” and consistently listed […]

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Holidays to Split Croatia: How to Spend One Day in Split

Nestled on the Adriatic Sea with a mountainous backdrop, Split is the second-largest city in Croatia. It’s a beautiful city with an ancient old town. Holidays to Split Croatia should be included in every Croatia itinerary. If Dubrovnik is Croatia’s beauty, then Split is her vivacious sister. Although less fairytale-like than Dubrovnik, it’s a vibrant […]

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Things to Do in Kotor Montenegro That Will Take Your Breath Away!

Nestled up against the brilliant blue Adriatic Sea, Montenegro is one of the most picturesque countries on Europe’s Balkan Peninsula.   Whether your visit is part of a day trip during a weekend excursion from Dubrovnik, a Mediterranean cruise with Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd., or a week exploring the entire country, there are a number of exciting […]

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Santorini Cruise Port: 6 Things to Do on a Santorini Excursion

It’s one of the most Instagrammed bucket list places on the planet, but is Santorini worth the hype? Known as one of the most luxurious, romantic, and honeymoon destinations, we were very excited that the Santorini cruise port was one of the places on our Mediterranean Cruise with Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd.. Postcard-perfect, white-washed stucco […]

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One Day in Athens: Top 10 Things to Do in Athens

Recently, we took a fantastic cruise with Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd. through the Mediterranean which was departing from Athens. We decided to fly in a day early so we could spend one day in Athens, taking in as much as we could of this splendid city. We were actually in Athens for 28 hours, which included […]

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Best Czech Castles: 10 Must-See Masterpieces

The Czech Republic is known for its well-preserved fairytale castles, dating back to medieval times and ruled by a myriad of Bohemian monarchs and nobles. Scattered throughout the countryside, filled with opulence and/or fortification, here are the best Czech castles to see when you visit that fascinating country. Car Rentals from $8.98 A Day: 7 […]

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Day Trip to Mostar from Dubrovnik

Day Trip to Mostar from Dubrovnik – Discover Bosnia and Herzegovina

The small Balkan country of Bosnia and Herzegovina had never really been on my radar as a place to visit.  But while visiting Croatia, I had the opportunity to take a day trip to Mostar from Dubrovnik. It was the photo of Stari Most, the old bridge, that originally drew me in, but there’s so […]

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Best Things to Do in Gdansk, Poland

It wasn’t the typical “see the view” tower that I’d climbed in so many other Central European cities.  Taking on the lofty turret in St. Mary’s church proved a worthy opponent.  The massive 14th-century Gothic basilica is the largest brick ecclesiastical structure in the world, and the 400 timeworn spiral steps to the viewing platform […]

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Conquering Communism: Best Things to Do in Warsaw This Year

Careening through the backstreets of Warsaw in a minibus that bumped and jostled us through a former Communist neighborhood, I immediately regretted that extra pierogi I’d had for lunch that now threatened to expel itself. As if clairvoyant, Tomas, our guide, stopped and guided us into an area where partially destroyed, bullet-ridden brick structures were oddly […]

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Gdansk Beaches: 7 Reasons to Visit the Polish Riviera

The wind whipped my ponytail across my new Polish sunglasses and into my mouth – which was open because I was laughing.  In spite of the brooding sky and rapidly approaching cloud formations, I was at one of the Gdansk beaches.  The beach.  My happy place. Poland has something that most of the other land-locked […]

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