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Join with locals in keeping Dubrovnik beaches pristine clean

Travellers to Croatia are often impressed with the cleanliness of its Adriatic Sea and coast. But as tourism numbers increase, so do the amounts of trash on the shores. While the popular spots get lots of TLC from public services, in Dubrovnik, environmental enthusiasts come together to take care …

Speedboat

A perfect weekend in Novi Sad

In 2019, tourism’s spotlight will shine on Novi Sad, the capital of Serbia’s autonomous province of Vojvodina. This year the city celebrates the 20th edition of its renowned EXIT music festival, takes over as the European Youth Capital, and begins the countdown to its crowning as the European …

Catholicism

Mattis condemns Russian influence-peddling in Macedonia

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday condemned Russia's efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote that could pave the way for Macedonia to join NATO, a move Moscow opposes.<p>Mattis told reporters traveling with him to Skopje that there …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

Thousands march to promote vote for Macedonia name deal

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Thousands of people have marched in Macedonia's capital to promote support for changing the country's name in an upcoming referendum that also could clear the way for NATO membership.<p>The referendum scheduled for Sept 30 will seek voter approval of a June agreement with …

Skopje

In the Balkans, Russia and the West Fight a Disinformation-Age Battle

SKOPJE, Macedonia — As Macedonians prepare for the most important vote in their nation’s history, scores of Facebook posts are urging voters to burn their ballots. Hundreds of new websites are calling for a boycott. And one news article, widely shared online, warns that Google may eliminate …

Macedonia

’24 hours of Elegance’ opens at Belgrade’s White Palace

Royal Palace Belgrade<p>Royal Palace Belgrade<p>Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine hosted an event this weekend at …

Royal Family

Nostalgia and Peace on the Ocean

Much of the coastline along the Adriatic Sea belongs to Croatia—that’s 6,500 kilometers with a bounty of sandy beaches. Thousands of international …

European Travel

Come Travel With Me in Croatia! (For Real)

When I first started LandLopers 8 years ago, I didn’t know what I was doing or how it would eventually change my life. All I knew was that I wasn’t …

European Travel

Montenegro, Kotor – The Most Southern Fjord In Europe

Earlier this year my mum and I embarked on an Adriatic cruise. We sailed from Venice and our last stop was Katakolon (mainland Greece). Santorini was …

Speedboat

Croatia's Game of Thrones port city has holiday homes from £135k

Even if you’ve never visited Croatia’s beautiful medieval port city of Dubrovnik you may recognise it as the setting for TV’s cult fantasy drama Game …

Game of Thrones

20 of the Best Christmas markets in Europe for 2018

Is it too early to start talking about Christmas ? Not if you want to secure an amazing trip to one of Europe’s most enchanting winter …

British Airways

Slovenia: The Last, Best-Kept Secret In European Travel

Gorgeous lakes, luxury hotels and one of the coolest capitals on the continent: there's a reason more and more travellers are discovering the delights of Slovenia<p>If he’s very lucky, an Englishman will reach his 30s with the great cities of Europe conquered.<p>He’ll have stood in the Colosseum of Rome …

European Travel

7 Destinations in Europe You Wouldn’t Think to Visit (but Really Should)

As one of the most accessible and beloved parts of the world, Europe is home to plenty bucket list–worthy places. History will draw you to ancient …

European Travel

7 Beautiful Places to Visit in Croatia (Beyond Dubrovnik)

Since the first season, we’ve been binging <i>Game of Thrones</i> and subsequently filling our Pinterest pages with dream boards of Dubrovnik, where much of its filming takes place, but that is only one small part of the gorgeous country of Croatia. It’s also filled with islands, national parks, and even …

European Travel

Homeless tour guides offer an alternative view of Croatia

An organisation in Croatia’s capital city Zagreb is employing homeless people as tour guides to offer a new perspective on the city.<p>Who better to show you around the streets of Zagreb than the people who have lived on those very streets? Invisible Zagreb, the “anti-tour” of Croatia’s capital city …

European Travel

10 of Europe’s coolest neighbourhoods

Take a back seat Montmartre, Kreuzberg and Dalston, because it’s time for a new generation of hip ’hoods to take centre stage. Here are 10 of the …

Aarhus

Sarajevo, the city where east meets west

If ever a greeting has momentarily filled my head with mixed emotions, it was the one offered to me the other day by a smiling young taxi driver at an airport. “Welcome to Sarajevo,” he announced, and then he sped me off to my hotel in Baščaršija, the city’s cultural and historic heart.<p>Although …

Athens

These are the European cities set to rise in popularity, according to TripAdvisor

As part of its annual Travellers' Choice Awards, TripAdvisor has named the top five European cities tipped to grow in popularity.<p>After studying users' recent booking habits, the travel firm concluded that Gdańsk in Poland stole the top spot as one of the most sought after holiday …

European Travel

13 Small European Towns You Never Thought to Visit (but Should)

They may be relatively under the radar, but they’re certainly captivating and well worth a detour.<p>Also known as the “Little Venice,” this small town …

European Travel

Best Things To Do in Dubrovnik Holidays in 3 Days

A low airfare price for Dubrovnik holidays flashed in front of our eyes on a Monday. We thought <i>“hey, what are things to do in Dubrovnik, Croatia? We</i> …

European Travel

I Was Totally Shocked and Charmed by Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ever visit somewhere you just don’t want to leave, to the extent that you look for excuses to stay? That’s what happened to me on my trip to …

Ljubljana

American Airlines Launching New Flights From Philly to 4 European Cities

The new nonstop flights will take you to an urban paradise in Northern Italy, a top Game of Thrones filming location, a medieval wonderland in the …

Bring on the super yachts: inside Lustica Bay, Montenegro's newest luxury development

Lord Byron famously wrote that “at the moment of the creation of our planet, the most beautiful merging of land and sea occurred at the Montenegrin seaside”. By a small miracle his words remain true today.<p>Back in 2006, when the small country voted to be independent from Serbia, many visitors’ first …

Returning to Montenegro

When planning a family trip to Montenegro last spring, I found myself telling perplexed friends who knew next to nothing about the Balkan country: “Imagine yourself in Venice, sail down the Adriatic coast, look east and stop before you reach Albania.”<p>But since President Trump described the country, …

Montenegro

Medieval walled town in Montenegro risks becoming the next Dubrovnik under pressure from cruise ship hordes

For years it was touted as Europe’s best-kept secret, its ancient stone houses and encircling medieval walls blissfully free of the tourist masses that have smothered Venice and Dubrovnik.<p>But the tiny town of Kotor in Montenegro now risks the same fate as those more famous destinations, as giant …

Soludos Founder Nick Brown on Why He Keeps Returning to Croatia

For Brown, every trip is a source of inspiration.<p>There are few days of the year when Nick Brown, founder of the chic, eminently wearable espadrille brand Soludos, isn’t circling the globe for inspiration. And it's not because Brown is permanently on vacation, though it may seem that way if you're …

The Croatian island you need to visit and haven’t heard of

“I first came to Vis 52 years ago to play with my band,” says Boris Drazic, a Croatian-Canadian I get to chatting with at a waterfront café in Komiza, a small fishing village on Croatia’s most remote inhabited island in the Adriatic. He and his wife, Jane, return to Vis from Vancouver to visit …

European Travel

Pristine no more: cruise ships, crowds swamp Montenegro

Montenegro's medieval walled city of Kotor, an Adriatic seaport cradled in a spectacular fjord-like bay, has survived centuries of weather and …

This is the cheapest city in Europe to visit this autumn

If you’re thinking of getting away and losing yourself in the streets of a European city this autumn without breaking the bank, then Belgrade is the perfect option.<p>The Post Office Travel Money City Costs Barometer just posted its 2018 Report, which declares the Serbian capital the cheapest city in …

Throngs Enticed by ‘Game of Thrones’ Threaten a Magical City

DUBROVNIK, Croatia — Winter is coming.<p>But Katja Seref feels neither dread nor fear when she hears those words, uttered as a warning in “Game of Thrones.”<p>“I feel relief,” Ms. Seref said, still wearing her blue khaleesi dress, the costume of one of the characters vying to rule the Seven Kingdoms, …