Exploring Diocletian’s Palace in Split Old Town: Croatia’s Ancient Wonder

statue and houses in piazza in split old town seen when exploring diocletian's palace

The ‘Roman Gladiators’ were an early clue to Split’s historical heritage. Clad in scarlet tunics, and grinning broadly as they swung their swords, they challenged tourists to a duel. A few accepted the challenge in exchange for a few Croatian Kuna, mock grimacing for the inevitable photographic evidence of their fight. Built by the eponymous […]

Should You Visit Santorini on a Cruise?


Welcome to the poster child of Greece and the face that launched a thousand screen savers. Santorini, the southernmost island in the Cyclades, is one of the most photographed places on the planet. The island’s appeal hasn’t gone unnoticed by cruise lines. In 2018, 439 cruise ships called at Santorini, making it one of the […]

11 Wonderful Things to Do in Inveraray, Scotland & Beyond

turrets of grey stones of inveraray castle in scotland

Inveraray is a set piece of Georgian architecture in a remarkable setting. This charming county town of Argyll sits on the western shore of Loch Fyne, Scotland’s largest sea loch, and is framed by mountains. Although it is popular with day-trippers, there are enough things to do in Inveraray and the surrounding area to warrant an overnight stay. […]

10 Awesome Things to Do in Tobermory, Scotland

mull scotland sea and rowan berries

Mull, the second-largest island in the Inner Hebrides, is the stuff of romantic fantasies. ts mountainous core, dominated by the 3,196-foot peak of Ben More, is encircled by 300 miles of coastline, with blinding white sandy coves lapped by emerald waves. To me, it’s a magical, wildly beautiful place. Featuring an impossibly picturesque waterfront, set […]