A to Ž: Croatia Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

A to Ž: Croatia Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

As an American living in Dubrovnik, I’m often asked, “Why Croatia?” Not only am I asked this by some Americans, whose idea of Europe encompasses France and Italy, but I’m also asked this by many Croatians. Yes, Croatia is a petite country in both geographic size and...
15 Best Dubrovnik Beaches, As Told By a Local

15 Best Dubrovnik Beaches, As Told By a Local

For a fairly small town, Dubrovnik, Croatia sure does have an abundance of beaches. Even though the Old Town gets packed with tourists in the summer months, there are surely enough seaside escapes to go around for everyone. As an American expat in Dubrovnik, I can...
Is Istanbul Safe in 2020? Here’s the Truth.

Is Istanbul Safe in 2020? Here’s the Truth.

A multicultural and massive city stretching over two continents, Istanbul’s allure is hard to beat. The city is literally where the East meets the West with a medley of cultural influences in its architecture, cuisine, and religion.  Yet with a history of...
The Best Attractions and Eats in St. Paul, MN

The Best Attractions and Eats in St. Paul, MN

As I described in part 1 of the MSP Travel Guide series, it took me 7 years of living in 5 other cities over two continents to appreciate Minneapolis, and St. Paul. And while Minneapolis is certainly the center of action of the two sister cities, St. Paul has all the...

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