the 14 of 2014: trapan winery

Last spring, on a trip to Istria, we had what has been my favorite wine tasting to date. It was at Wine Station Trapan, located in Šišan, a bit outside of Pula in southern Istria -- so a bit off the beaten path when it comes to Istrian wineries, as most of them are farther... Continue Reading →

the 13 of 2013: mondo

Grant and I went back to Croatia a few months later, except this time we went to Istria for truffle season. This had been a dream of mine for some time and, ever since we watched Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations episode, we had really wanted to go to a number of specific places and restaurants... Continue Reading →

the 13 of 2013: plitvice lakes

We've seen a lot of cool stuff in the first few years of our marriage, and of those cool things,  Croatia's Plitvice Lakes National Park ranks up there. There are 16 interconnected, cascading lakes, and the color of the water is unreal. There are tons of waterfalls and the whole place seems magical. I realized... Continue Reading →

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