Top nudist beaches in Croatia

Top Nudist Beaches in Croatia

Thinking of bringing your birthday suit to the Croatian shores? There are plenty of nudist beaches on the Adriatic where people roam, well…completely free, and everyone’s pretty cool about it. Europe’s never been afraid of the naked body (think Michelangelo’s Statue of David). So it’s no surprise that a number of nudist, or naturist beaches as they are often called, …

Istria

Istria for Everyone

When planning a holiday to Croatia, its westernmost county of Istria is often passed over for southern coastal destinations like Split and Dubrovnik. Vacationers tend to visit these spots because they’re more well known in the travel community. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty to offer along the Dalmatian coast, but I’m here to tell you that Istria has just as much going …

writing for fodor's

What’s it like Writing for Fodor’s?

Writing for Fodor’s is somewhere in between being a celebrity with all imaginable needs being taken care of and then a poor, rejected nuisance. The Proper Croatia team recently revised the entire Slovenia guide for Fodor’s Travel (available on the web) and a solid portion of the Fodor’s Croatia 2015 guidebook. Based on our recommendations, some of our trusted travel-writing partners were contracted for other …

A tiny town! Proper Croatia

Pull over: a tiny town!

Undoubtedly there are the hot-spots in Istria and we’ll most likely agree: Rovinj, Motovun and Grožnjan are the first three must-sees of Istria. Poreč, Buzet… yes, there are many more wonderful towns with fully-functioning tourist boards to make sure you about them before even making it to Croatia. BUT there are quite a number of adorably charming, and most likely …

hiking with kids in croatia

Hiking with Kids in Croatia

People often ask me how I get my kids to hike with me. I always tell them the same thing, start slow. The last thing you want is your kids to hate being out in the woods.   You have to be extra intentional in the beginning to make sure they enjoy being on the trail. That means starting off with …