How to Rent an E-Mountain Bike on Vis Island, Croatia

Why Rent an E-Mountain Bike? Your options for exploring Vis Island are many. The most popular are on foot, mountain bike, motorbike, car rental, and even a guided tour. But there is another option... an electric mountain bike. Having already been here in Vis Town for 3 weeks I have already explored many of the …

Sea, Sunshine and Salty Goodness in Komiža, Vis Island, Croatia

Last Friday we ventured over to the other side of Vis to the second largest town on the island, Komiža. When some fellow-travelers from Vienna described Komiža as even smaller than Vis Town, I didn't think that could be possible. Turns out, I was wrong. Komiža, at last census, had less than 1,400 residents. Its …

Street Art of Vis Town, Croatia: A Visual Journey

The street art of Vis is much more sophisticated than this sleepy little town belies. We are on day 11 of our month-long stay in Vis. In my wanderings in and around St George's Bay extending on both sides to the very outskirts of the town of Vis, I have happened across numerous abandoned buildings. …

Vis Town, Croatia: First Impressions

We've made it to Vis and it is truly a gem in the Adriatic! If you are a regular TIC reader, you'll know that in 2015 I had a life-changing epiphany that would drastically affect my life's trajectory. If you haven't already done so, I might suggest you read some of that backstory in two …

Istrian Peninsula of Croatia

Today, a throwback to 2017... adventuring through the Istrian peninsula of northern Croatia. A Picture of Tranquility Combine the peacefulness of the French countryside, the hilltop medieval towns of northern Italy and the rugged, natural beauty of Slovenia and you have unique Istria. The early morning fog settles in rolling, rural valleys where centuries old …

Fountain of Joy

The 'Small Onofrio Fountain' in Old Town Dubrovnik provides more than just clean, delicious drinking water... it provides Joy and Happiness to residents and visitors alike. It has been doing so since about 1440. The fountain was designed by Onofrio della Cava to provide drinking water to the historic market at this end of the …

What do Ljubljana, Zagreb and Belgrade all have in common?

Fun Fact (from this map nerd): I just realized the river that runs through old town Ljubljana is the same river that runs through Zagreb... the Sava river! Bonus Fun Fact: The Sava river originates in the foothills of the Julian Alps near the Italy/Slovenia/Austria border and joins the mighty Danube in Belgrade, Serbia. Here …

The Top 7 Non-Schengen Countries to Visit in Europe

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Reflecting on Travels

For me, it’s about quality, not quantity. But, since I am a bit of a numbers geek and I love lists (sometimes a bit too much), here is a list of the European countries I have lived in or visited to date. I probably ought to pick up the pace. I’m not getting any younger, …

The While in Europe List Round III

Romania, the Balkans and Eastern Europe for me… maybe we’ll see you there, Amanda!

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We’ve committed to another year in the UK, but I think this time it will definitely be the last one. Which means we have to travel as much as possible while it’s still cheap to visit Europe.

Our ever growing bucket/while we live in Europe list has been updated since last year, and since then we’ve visited most of the places we hoped to, and have plans for the rest in the not too distant future.
Krakow-the history, architecture and food!We visited Krakow in December 2016, ate so many pierogis, visited Christmas markets and paid our respects at Auschwitz.It was a weekend we won’t soon forget.

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Ben Nevis-It’s the only one of the three peaks we still haven’t summited (we hit the highest in Wales and England, only Scotland remains!)We have finally conquered the three peaks (even if it took us 3 years). We finished…

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