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Bosnia & Croatia
Destination: Bosnia and The
Dalmatian Riviera
(Dispatch #1)

Story and photos by Tom Weber

Insight Vacations bus

reat news! The band is back and going out on the road again. Uh, the "band of merry media," that is.

We're 18 intrepid travel writers and photographers invited by Insight Vacations to experience the sights, sounds and savors of Bosnia Herzegovina and the Dalmatian Riviera, where once upon a time the Most Serene Republic of Venice flexed its maritime muscle.

For eight days we'll be touring in style aboard one of Insights' sleek motor coaches, with its signature business-class legroom seating and WiFi, as our premium-escorted itinerary takes us to Sarajevo, Jablanika, Mostar and the Stari Most bridge, Split, Ston and the Great Wall of Croatia, the Pelješac Peninsula, Orebic, Korčula – where celebrated merchant globetrotter Marco Polo is rumored to have been born – and Dubrovnik, "paradise on earth," according to George Bernard Shaw.

Bosnian dessert

Along the way, we'll eat our fair share of authentic regional dishes – like grilled ćevapi (minced meat sausages) and tufahija (walnut-stuffed poached apples) – and sample superlative wines, including Plavac Mali, a robust red, during a variety of delectable dining events; local historians will guide us through some of the region's most incredible relics, including Roman Emperor Diocletian's massive palace; and, we'll spend restful nights in upscale hotels. Not too shabby for band members, right?

Dubrovnik, Croatia

For complete information on Insight's premium and luxury-escorted itineraries, including 110+ journeys throughout Europe, just click HERE, or call toll free 1-888-680-1241, or contact your travel agent.

Now, can I get a Srećan put (Have a safe trip) before we get this show on the road?

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Feedback for Destination Bosnia: Inside Sarajevo's Tunnel of Hope

Spent time in Sarajevo in the fall of 1973…beer was excellent!

--- David

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Hi Tom,

I must say, you're photographs are always amazing. They are top notch. You bring so much class to Traveling Boy. It's photographs like yours that make me want to go out and do my own traveling. Please don't get tired of sending us your amazing adventures. It's such a delight for the soul.

--- Raoul, Whittier, CA

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Hi Tom:

I'm also an American living in Italy. I've read with interest your blog and articles. I'd like to speak with you regarding residency and citizenship for Americans in Italy as you do seem to have a great deal of knowledge on all of these subjects. Would it be possible to give you a call on the phone? If so, please let me know how to reach you. If not, I can ask my questions via email.

Thank you!

--- David

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Hey Tom – Wow! Love those photos – they are so super that they make me A) Want to start eating NOW. B) Go there myself. C) See all that pristine beauty that looks so restful and peaceful. Great story, superb pix!!! Bravo!!

--- John, Los Angeles, CA

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Feedback for Destination Southwestern France: Saint-Émilion

Good job, Tom, and timely info. St. Émilion is in the list of places Jim Hayes and I will visit in September 2014. If we get the chance, we will exploit your experience to enhance the trip!

--- Bobby Harper, Dameron, MD

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Feedback for Vicenza Walks – Monte Berico

I lived in Vicenza for 4 years in the U.S. ARMY from 1963 to 1967. A wonderful place to explore. Palladio’s works are amazing. Have been back twice since and find new places to visit. My favorite is MONTE BERICO where I have some wonderful photos of my family.

--- Dr. Albert Pizzi, Hanover, MA

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I liked the new TB particularly the Vicenza article that took me back as a youth when we lived in Naples and travelled up there for a baseball tourney (U.S. Military Bases dependent schools played each other.)

Took me back to the plaza.

--- Bill

Feedback for A Canterbury Trail (Sutri)

Very interesting note. I have wedroned which route the early pre-Christian and Christian pilgrims travelled to Rome from England. Is it still possible to travel the Francigena trail?

--- Pawel

You can find out more info on walking tours of Via Francigena at this site: http://www.compagniadeicammini.it/en/. Thanks for stopping by and commenting..

Tom

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Good article, enjoyed reading it. Saved your recommended sights for future use.

--- Dardenne Prairie, MO

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You're going to be great at this Tom. Congrats.

--- Donna Vissa -Montreal



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