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5 reasons you have to see Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

By Christy North

  1. To explore the small harbor town of Trogir

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Trogir is located 17 miles west of Split, and has a rich history. The town’s winding medieval alleys, bright blue vistas, and open-air cafés make it the perfect spot for a day trip or waterfront dinner.

  1. Forget tan lines and bathe topless in Bol.

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Hop on a ferry from Split — it’s only 40 minutes off the coast. Take in the pristine beaches on the island of Brać before deciding where to set up camp, and get tanning.

  1. Paddle through the rapids on the Cetina River

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Enjoy a day on the crystal clear water of the Cetina River, fighting through the rapids, jumping off cliffs, and drinking the fresh stream water.

  1. Kayak on beautifully serene waters in Omiš.

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Home to the glowing Cetina River Canyon, the mountainous port-town is the ideal spot for hiking, kayaking and exploring. There are several spots for renting kayaks along the water.

  1. Channel your inner Daenerys Targaryen at Klis.

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The town of Klis wraps around a crumbling medieval fortress and sprawls down the mountain.  The fortress offers the best views of Split and the surrounding countryside. Several scenes from the fourth season of Game of Thrones were filmed here, too.

10 Reasons European Beaches are Better Than American Beaches

By Caroline Chesterman

It’s really not even a competition.

1. Gazing up at the colorful houses of Positano

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Gorgeous houses to your right and crystal clear water directly in front of you? Yea, I can get used to this.

2. Drinking granitas in Capri

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Freshly made orange slushies!? I’ll take 5. These orange drinks are a staple in Capri and there’s good reason for it. Drink one to cool down while you lounge on the beach soaking in the hot sun. Take that America!

3. Fresh calamari in Split

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Calamari doesn’t get much fresher than when it comes from this seaside town. Enjoy freshly caught calamari while you waste away the days hanging on the white sand beaches of Split.

4. Fly boarding in Nice

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You have jetpacks coming out of your feet! Enough said.

5. Cliff jumping in Cinque Terre

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Calling all of you adrenaline junkies out there! How about cliff jumping in one of the coolest beach towns in Italy? Life’s not bad.

6. No open container law

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This one really just speaks for itself. Grab your favorite beer, liquor, wine, or mystery cocktail and kick up your feet as you lay in the sand and forget all of your worries. It’s going to be a beautiful day.

7. Black sand beaches of Antibes

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You don’t just stumble upon black sand beaches every day. Skip the typical white sand of the states and try something new! These beaches are rare like Tyrion Lannister being sober. Cheers!

8. Wipeout style water park in Croatia

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Jump around, jump around, jump up, jump up and get down. Slide, bounce, climb and giggle your way around this unique waterpark in the Adriatic Sea. Get ready to break out your inner child and go wild!

9. Beautiful people of Greece

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Can you say 6 pack abs and sculpted bodies everywhere? I can. But please pick up your jaw, didn’t momma teach you not to stare? That’s what sunglasses are for.

10. Nude Beaches

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Naked people everywhere wahoooo!! But really, there will be naked people. Come one, come all to get rid of your tan lines and be free!!! Where else can you chill out on the beach and get a free show?

Croatia Ultra: Why You Need to Be There

By Alec Reitzel

It’s in Croatia, need I say more?

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I will say more. Take a look at this lineup.

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When else will you be able to belt out your “lady jam” in a foreign country?

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You’re surrounded by thousands of other equally as fun (and maybe slightly crazy) people.

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If you’re going to go chasing waterfalls, you should consider chasing the ones at Krka National Park.

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A music festival with killer headliners, white water rafting down the Cetina River AND island hopping? Is there actually any more one could ask for?

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I’m finished. Book your most epic weekend yet here.

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Why the Dalmatian Coast is the Best Coast

By Alexis Court

There has always been a debate about which coast is the “best coast” in America. Phrases like “West Coast, Best Coast” and “East Coast, Beast Coast” have been thrown around for years. Yet, when it comes to Europe, there is one coast that stands out from the rest—Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast. If this beauty isn’t on your “must-see” list, it needs to be. Below are five reasons that explain why!

The History

Croatia is chock-full of it. From Diocletian’s Palace to the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, there are many sights for visitors to see and learn from throughout the country.

The Activities

River rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, boat tours—you name it. Croatia has some of the best outdoor activities Europe has to offer.

The Beaches

You can’t complain looking at waters like these! Add a lemon beer into the picture and your day will instantly be made.

The Food

Ohhhh the food. If you like seafood, then you will love Croatia. List any type and this destination has it.

And last but not least…

Krka National Park

The waterfalls in Krka National Park will take your breath away. Not a believer just yet? Go and see them for yourself! You will not be disappointed.

15 Must Have Instagrams from Your Study Abroad Semester

Studying abroad has turned you Insta famous. Before your semester abroad, you were lucky if you got 50 likes on the picture of your #PSL in front of the changing leaves #fall. Now you are raking in hundreds of likes as you explore Europe, one Instagram at a time. But you can’t leave Europe without these 15 Must Haves. Because let’s be honest, you did it for the #insta

  1. Florence

Sunset, sunrise, wine cups in the air..many opportunities to capture to most beautiful place in Florence #piazzamichelangelo #bus2florence

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  1. Rome

Live out your Lizzie McGuire dream in front of the Colosseum or Trevi Fountain (when it’s not under construction) #bus2rome

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  1. Venice

Time is running out. Gondolas or the colorful buildings of Burano…this is a must before the city floods for good. #bus2venice

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  1. Capri

Make all your friends jealous with your picture that rivals the Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Ad. #bus2amalfi #bus2amalficoast

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5. Positano

How will you capture the black sand beach and crystal clear water? #bus2amalfi #bus2amalficoast

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  1. Krka Waterfall

TLC told you, “don’t go chasing waterfalls” but you’ll definitely want to chase the “like” potential of Krka’s #bus2croatia

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  1. Oktoberfest

Show off your new dirndls and lederhosen even though you’ll probably never wear them again. How else are you supposed to look the part of a local while chugging steins and eating pretzels as big as your face? #einprosit #bus2oktoberfest

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  1. Santorini

If you didn’t post a sunset picture in Santorini, did you actually go? #bus2greeceislandhopping

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  1. Big Ben

“You sound like you’re from London” and look like it too. #lovely #bus2london #bus2lpa #bus2lpa2 #bus2ukloop

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  1. Eiffel Tower

There are many opportunities for Instagram worthy pictures. Night time, day time, far away, close up…what will you choose? #bus2paris #bus2northernloop #bus2wloop #bus2lpa #bus2lpa2 #b2anloop

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  1. The Louvre

This photo takes skill. Can you get your finger perfectly on top of the pyramid?  #bus2paris #bus2northernloop #bus2wloop #bus2lpa #bus2lpa2 #b2anloop

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12. I Amsterdam Sign

Panos, “terd”, or the first letter of your first name- you can get creative but you can’t leave Amsterdam without an Instagram on the I Amsterdam sign. #bus2amsterdam #bus2northernloop #bus2wloop #bus2lpa #bus2lpa2 #b2anloop

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13. John Lennon Wall

The caption is almost as important as the photo for this one. A John Lennon quote? A quote about peace? Something clever? A pun? #Prahahahaha #bus2prague #bus2northernloop #b2anloop #easternloop

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14. Cliffs of Moher

More important than the perfect pour at the Guinness Storehouse is an instagram of the luscious cliffs that drop into the sea. Just try not to get blown off. #bus2ireland #bus2ukloop

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15. Interlaken

Interlaken is not only the European capital of extreme sports but also the place of the most beautiful instagram photos. Lakes, aerial views, paragliding, skydiving, canyoning, skiing, and more…#picsoritdidnthappen #bus2interlaken

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