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The Best Seaside Cities in Istria, Croatia

Istria lies on the Adriatic Sea in Croatia. This region has actually belonged to a handful of other countries, including Italy and Yugoslavia, and has withstood the perils of war. The one thing that has never changed are the breathtaking views from Istria’s seaside cities. Those towns have now been modernized, but have retained their European charm and individual personalities.

 

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Where the Sea Sings: Zadar, Croatia

The sun still shedding its scorching rays reflects off the emerald water like a thousand dancing stars. Strolling down the seaside promenade, a whistling sound in the distance causes me crane my neck and I strain my ears to better capture the sound. As I near the source, the whistling intensifies into a rolling assembly of harmonious delight. I glance around the Nova Riva, now fully submersed in the low, undulating pull of this tune, …

Hopping Through Europe’s Easter Markets

Europe is known for having an extensive and impressive array of Christmas markets, but the seasonal merriment doesn’t have to stop there. In springtime, when flowers, trees and hibernating critters begin to come out of winter hiding, new markets also start to pop up across the continent. Some are devoted mainly to Easter, and all the fuzzy lambs, cheerful bunnies and religious traditions that come with it, while others are more widely in celebration of …