Croatia: Inspired by + Inspired buy

As big Game of Thrones fans, my husband and I definitely geeked out in Dubrovnik.  To be honest, the medieval city oozes with such dynastic draw that it’s impossible not to.  One look at the red-tiled roofs and you’re immediately transported to Westeros and King’s Landing.  When we started to scale the old city walls, …

Split’s Radisson Blu Resort

Women are all too familiar with the concept of searching for “the one”—the quest for that person who will tick off all the checkboxes in an ever-evolving list of must-haves of the ideal man. I had one when I was 15, and the first line item said “Must be Ronan Keating”; I had to modify …

Sea views from Split, Croatia

We spent the first half of our four-day Croatia trip in Dubrovnik, and the next half in Split.  The plan for Dubrovnik was to stay in the heart of the city and soak in the history of Old Town as much as possible.  Our plan for Split was slightly different: we made a conscious decision …

The only rooftop terrace in town: Hotel Stari Grad

Although there are hundreds of accommodations available in Dubrovnik, there are currently only two hotels inside the walls of Old Town.  I thought choosing between the two options would be difficult but when I found out that only one of them had a rooftop terrace—the only rooftop terrace in the entire town—I knew there was …

Slowing down in Dubrovnik

Leisurely and unhurried—that’s exactly how we planned to see Dubrovnik. When I was researching about how to spend our four days in Croatia, I was surprised by the amount of people who suggested that Dubrovnik should be treated as a day trip. ‘Don’t spend too much time’ was a popular advice—go in, spend a few …