Croatia Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Croatia
Hello and welcome to our Croatia travel blog. You will find all our Croatia blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Croatia travel blog because you are considering a visit to the Balkans, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to Croatia. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Croatia. With its long stretch of stunning coastline, Croatia is one of the most popular countries for tourists to visit in the Balkans, and for this reason, we avoided it ourselves for some time. That was a mistake, although if we are travelling along the Dalmatian coast, we plan our trips for spring or autumn, avoiding the high season.
We have visited Croatia a few times and our most recent visits have focussed on getting to know the capital, Zagreb, better and continuing our search for spomeniks, the extraordinary Tito-era monuments found in the former Yugoslavia. Croatia is a fantastic choice for a road trip and we find it one of the easiest countries in Europe to drive around. Either as a stand-alone destination or combined with other countries in the Balkans, Croatia is a multi-faceted destination that we find ourselves returning to again and again.
Our Croatia blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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Of all the derelict places we find, abandoned swimming pools are some of the most alluring. Urban exploration at some of the world’s forsaken swimming pools
Exploring the Bay of Abandoned Hotel in Kupari on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast. It’s one of the Balkans most accssible urbex locations, but for how long?
The abandoned Political School Josip Broz Tito in Kumrovec, Croatia, was one of the most prestigious schools of political learning in the former Yugoslavia.
Our suggestions of where to visit on the Split to Dubrovnik drive in Croatia. With advice on travel options and the best towns to stay on the coast.
Spomenik photographs: Epic Tito-era World War II-related monuments and memorials, known as spomeniks, constructed in the former Yugoslavia.
The cheapest way to get from Zagreb city centre to the airport: A budget-friendly and potentially more convenient alternative to the airport bus.
A 3-week Budapest to Belgrade itinerary. The highlights of the Balkans, travelling from Hungary through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Hercegovina to Serbia.
Part 2 in a series featuring must-see forts and castles around the globe, with some of the most impressive fortifications we have visited on our travels.
Seven years of longterm travel. Today marks the date when, seven years ago, we left the UK and began our nomadic life. These are some of our highlights.
Street Art in Zagreb: Discover the vibrant street art in Croatia’s capital, Zagreb. Street Art Museum (MUU) is behind the great Branimirova Street project.
Zadar, Croatia has Roman ruins, medieval churches and cobbled alleys. It also has two less conventional attractions, the Sun Salutation and Sea Organ.
2014 in Photographs: twenty-six countries across three continents, it’s going down as the year that we packed in the most travel destinations.