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Jeanne Oliver
Jeanne Oliver has written several dozen guidebooks on European destinations for Lonely Planet and Frommer's, including the first guidebook in English to Croatia. She now publishes, an online guide to Croatia travel planning. She has recently published two brand-new Croatia guidebooks: Dubrovnik and Beyond; Dalmatia: Split to Dubrovnik.
Jeanne calls the French Riviera home and is pleased to share her local knowledge on and

Entries by Jeanne Oliver

Top 10 Croatian Islands

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 2:22 PM

From craggy Krk in the north to luscious Mljet in the south, the Croatian Adriatic is teeming with islands, around 1200 in all. The sheer variety of island landscapes is stunning. The terrain can shift abruptly even on the same island as wind-whipped hills give way to rolling vineyards and...

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Kasparov in Zadar

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 2:24 PM


Mrs. Kudrun was excited. The petite, middle-aged director of the Hotel Kolovare in Zadar pulled me aside. "Sprov! Chisspipple!" she hissed, pointing to a group of smartly-dressed gentlemen that were bustling into the lobby. "Chisspipple" she repeated proudly.

I was confused. "Cheese...

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Are Guidebooks Dead? Not Yet!

(7) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 11:06 AM

March was a bad month for travel guidebooks. First the BBC sold the venerable Lonely Planet brand to NC2 Media, an obscure digital distribution company backed by former tobacco tycoon Brad Kelley. Then, in a one-two punch, Google discontinued the print editions of Frommer's...

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8 Great Croatian Escapes Beyond Dubrovnik

(11) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 8:00 AM

Half the world seems to have Dubrovnik fever right now. The airport is gearing up for a record number of summer flights; the port is ready to harbor a seemingly endless parade of cruise ships; Souvenir shops, hotel owners, excursion boats are all preparing for the...

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