The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, California is not to be missed!

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, California is not to be missed!

Rancho Santa Fe Okay, when you happen to find a gem tucked away on Line Del Cielo – just a short drive off of I-5 South heading towards San Diego, I just had to share it with the world. This charming Inn, close to Solana Beach, California sits back from its driveway inviting you to […]

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So little time, choose Four Seasons Hotel, Papagaya Peninsula, Costa Rica

So little time, choose Four Seasons Hotel, Papagaya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Four Seasons Hotel, Costa Rica at Papagayo Peninsula offers tours, daily activities and adventure: yoga, morning hikes, bike rides, paddle boarding, jet skis, billiard tournament, kayak tours, traditions/paint session, coffee tasting…are just a few examples of the options available to guests. Cena Sociale,  Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar on the property was our favorite restaurant on the […]

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Beauties of Croatia: Adriatic Sea Blessings, Croatian Cooking and Landscape

Beauties of Croatia: Adriatic Sea Blessings, Croatian Cooking and Landscape

Just what are the beauties of Croatia? 8 days and 7 nights later you will know them well. Zagreb – the national capital, the city’s historical center and St. Mark’s church – just to name a few must-see’s while visiting this town. Plitvice National Park and Split – a few hours drive between Split and Plitvice […]

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McGinnis Millworks, North Carolina

McGinnis Millworks, North Carolina

Urban Farm Furniture – custom made by  a talented artisan, McGinnis Millworks, North Carolina. His work speaks for itself – beautiful custom made tables, desks, file storage, hall trees,  credenzas and consoles.  Check out his works of art on McGinnis Millworks This man loves his craft and it shows in all his furniture!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Plitvice Lakes National Park

  Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia On our last full-day exploring this beautiful country on the Adriatic Sea, our driver,  Siniša Juzbašić  picked us up at 8:00 a.m. for the journey to Plitvice Lakes National Park.  On the way, Sinisa shared details about the drive, the park of waterfalls connecting 16 beautiful lakes and the gorgeous […]

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Afar just published an article (link below) entitled, “UNESCO Just Announced 21 new World Heritage Sites” – the photos from our visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park give you a glimpse of the waterfalls connecting 16 beautiful lakes, the country’s biggest attraction outside of the Adriatic Coast.  Not a surprise that it has been on […]

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Day Five

Day Five – Island of Solta, Croatia

Solta is an exquisite island, heaven on earth, while only being a 40 minute ferry ride from old town Split, Croatia.   The one regret I have on day five of our trip is that we didn’t spend the entire day on this peaceful island.  It is a destination that I will return to for […]

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Day Four

Day Four – Free day in Croatia

Croatia has two climates: Mediterranean and Continental.  Needless to say visiting Split, Croatia in the prime of the summer is an invitation to enjoy the Adriatic sea.  Summer is the hottest season, with highs reaching the mid-80s during the day and the 60s at night. Today we rented a small boat from the marina right […]

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Day Three: Ston, Croatia

Day Three: Ston, Croatia

Ston, just 33 miles northwest of Dubrovnik,  has been an important salt-producing town since the Republic of Dubrovnik.  The salt pans were essential to Dubrovnik’s wealth and they are still operating today. A massive wall was built in the hills around the salt pans;  when you visit the town, carve out time to walk a […]

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Old Town Split

Old Town Split

Day Two – Cooking, Market Shopping and Old Town Split Walking Tour A country’s cuisine, their food and their land give insight into their history, geography and culture. Food is integral to the culture of a people. That said, we started our day with a shopping trip to the local market in Old Town, Split. […]

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