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Lavender fudgesicles. The image shows a dark chocolate lavender fudgesicle with a bite taken out of it. In the background there is a weathered gray stockade fence and yellow flowers in the foreground. It's a sunny day.

Lavender Fudgesicles: Nostalgia Grows Up

Let’s get nostalgic and make fudgesicles! This super-easy, small-batch recipe kicks things up a notch with lavender for a decidedly adult twist on the classic treat. A singular ice cream cone at my favorite shop in Split inspired this recipe.
D16 is one of the best cafes to work from in Split, Croatia

Cafés to Work from in Split, Croatia: 3 Favorites

Croatia has an amazing café culture, and Split is no exception. As we know, however, not every café is the spot to pull out your laptop and start working. Here are three cafés in Split that I loved working from, and you will, too. Post includes a map.

Is Croatia Safe for Solo Travelers in 2024?

One of the first questions solo travelers ask is whether or not a country is safe to visit. Croatia is no exception, but you might be surprised at just how safe Croatia is for solo travelers and solo female travelers. I draw from my own experience as a solo female traveler visiting Croatia for two months, as well as recent safety data on Croatia.