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Top 10 Croatian Islands

Jeanne Oliver | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Jeanne Oliver

They say that Marco Polo was born in Korcula town. If so, one wonders why he ever left.

20 of the Coolest Tour Experiences Around the World

Viator | Posted 04.22.2014 | Travel
Viator

Many people equate the word "tours" with the typical big bus excursions led by flag-toting guides that seen at every major tourist attraction around the world. But not all tours are the same.

Finding Rock and Roll Nirvana. Or at Least One of Their Dads.

Lance Gould | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment
Lance Gould

I personally found Nirvana on a remote Eastern European island so small its name could accommodate only two letters.

Game of Thrones Film Locations: When the Small Screen Isn't Enough

Kensington Tours | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Intrigue, suspense, battle and fantasy aren't the only thing that has captured Game of Thrones fans around the world. Scattered across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Iceland and Malta, the show's evocative film locations have become stars in their own right.

The 10 Most Beautiful Places in Croatia

Viator | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Viator

As one of Europe's most popular beach destinations and blessed with year-round sun, Croatia's historic towns and idyllic islands have a wealth of natural attractions to offer. From rolling vineyards to sweeping coastal cliffs, here are 10 of the most beautiful places in Croatia to add to your itinerary.

The Russians Are Not Coming

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

All around me, from pundits to presidents, I hear fear of, and loathing for, Vladimir Putin. I do not believe that that's the proper attitude, and I base my opinion on what I've learned from three men, Pat Buchanan, Igor Makunin and Dmitry Medvedev.

Game of Thrones Filming Locations Around the World

Viator | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Viator

The HBO award-winning fantasy drama Game of Thrones returns for its fourth season this April, just in time to help inspire your summer travels.

Croatia and the EU: Revisiting the Conditionality Principle

Luka Orešković | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Luka Orešković

The EU has not seen smooth sailing over the past few years. It has faced a number of challenges from a recession to a currency crisis. The experience of Croatia, the newest state to join the EU, may prove enlightening when it comes to the EU's prospects for the future.

13 of the Best Film and TV Tours Around the World

Viator | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Viator

Taking a vacation can be all about escape -- and the same can be said about losing ourselves in the movies and TV shows we love. It's only natural, then, for film and TV buffs to combine the two when we travel by visiting famous filming locations around the world.

8 Reasons To Get To Know Croatia's Music Scene

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts

In honor of South by Southwest, the music festival taking over Austin, TX this week, we're interviewing the bands and musicians who've traveled far an...

Blooming Spring: European Hotlist 2014

Gogobot | Posted 03.13.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

Stuck in snowstorms and sub-zeros? Spring from the pits of winter hibernation to sun-kissed blossoms in Europe. Spring is exquisite in the continent steeped in history, cultivated in culture and bursting with beauty.

Kasparov in Zadar

Jeanne Oliver | Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel
Jeanne Oliver

Mrs. Kudrun was excited. The petite, middle-aged director of the Hotel Kolovare in Zadar pulled me aside. "Sprov! Chisspipple!" she hissed, pointing...

The Magic of Seaside Resorts in the Off Season

Inga Batur | Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel
Inga Batur

The transformation between the two seasons is somewhere along the lines of Jekyll and Hyde.

Freedom From Slavery Came Early in an Unexpected Country -- Dubrovnik, Croatia

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Discussions about slavery are always coming up. If only it hadn't happened -- how could the world allow it to happen? Who supported it? The issue of slavery came up for me in a surprising place and the person who brought it up, and what they had to say about it, intrigued me.

An Adriatic Island Adventure, by Sail or Cycle

Richard Powell | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel
Richard Powell

As I splashed about, taking in Zadar across the channel, and my new little island paradise off the beach, I vowed I would be back again next summer.

Top 10 Carnival Traditions

Cheapflights | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

With roots in the Christian celebrations leading up to Lent, a time of fasting and restraint, this is the time of year to let loose.

Addressing War Crimes in Former Yugoslavia

John Feffer | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

Yugoslavia fell apart in stages, and violence accompanied each of these stages. To assess these crimes and determine culpability, even as the wars continued to rage, the United Nations established the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 1993. It was the first war crimes tribunal since the end of World War II.

Doma Restaurant Is Better Than Ever!

Jay Weston | Posted 04.14.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Executive Chef Dustin J. Trani. All photos by Jay. It was about a year ago that...

The Balkans Revisited: Sarajevo's Protests in Context of Regionalism

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 04.13.2014 | World
Saleem H. Ali

As protests become violent this week in Sarajevo, many residents across the region might be pondering whether the division of the country was really worth it. The vestigial states have taken many different paths.

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

One Terrorist and Two Girls

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

In the former Yugoslavia, there used to be a joke about how to tell the difference between a Serbian girl and a Croatian girl: If you tell a Croatian girl she is pretty, she smiles, but if you say the same to a Serbian girl, she scowls.

The World's Greatest Traveler's Go/No-Go List for 2014

William D. Chalmers | Posted 03.02.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Mauritania: the slave capital of the world. Yea, slavery! An estimated four percent of the population are bonafide slaves. Then there is the sand, the land mines and indiscriminate attacks on everything foreign. Other than that it's beautiful!

Germany's Post-Reunification Foreign Policy

John Feffer | Posted 02.26.2014 | World
John Feffer

In general, Germany has kept its head down and focused a great deal on domestic issues.

YU-Rock!

John Feffer | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
John Feffer

In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, a "republic of letters" created a common intellectual language across countries and, indeed, across the Atlantic between Europe and the United States. Beginning in the 1960s, a similar non-territorial republic emerged in Yugoslavia.

Will This New Law 'Eliminate A Feeling Of Inequality' Among Croatia's Gays?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Croatia's government Thursday presented a draft law on registered gay partnership that will give homosexual couples the same rights as heterosexual co...