Destination Diary Croatia (2019 Edition)

Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast Destination Diaries Croatia 2019 Update

After visiting Croatia three times over the last five years, Trav and Heather continue to fall more and more in love with this wonderful country.

In today’s episode, they’ll tell you where you can find the best seafood they’ve ever eaten, how to make sure you are able to get into Plitvice Lakes (they didn’t!), and what beach has both urban exploring and crystal clear waters – plus tons more!

Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks. Check them out for the best travel backpacks!

Today’s episode has also been sponsored by our friends at Suavs.  Check them out for the best travel shoes out there!

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Zagreb:

  • Accommodations
    • Hotel Accaddemia – Clean and nice hotel in a great location that’s walkable to everything – the pedestrian walkway is right outside your door – with a grocery store downstairs and paid parking (10 euros/night)
  • Eating
    • Pizzeria Karijola – A local fave, this pizza place is in a neat “hidden” courtyard with big pizzas (for about $8-10) and a second-floor wine bar.
    • Mali Bar – Located in the same courtyard as Pizzeria Karijola, come here for inventive, unique tapas from a TV famous Croatian chef.  It’s not necessarily cheap, but it’s good and fun.
    • Pingvin – This place is cheap and has some of the best sandwiches in Zagreb.  Like the locals say “you haven’t been to Zagreb if you haven’t eaten at Pingvin.”  And since it’s open until 4 am, you’ve got plenty of time to go.
    • Chocolat 041 – A decent gelato place that is definitely the best in Zagreb.  The chocolate is especially tasty (based on the name, it better be).
  • Drinking
    • Cogito Coffee Shop – Cute, hipster coffee shop tucked away in a small courtyard in the heart of downtown.
    • Tolkien House – Cool craft beer spot right on the park with a nice outdoor patio and some funky decorations.
    • Craft Room – Right near Tolkien House, head here to get more of your craft beer fix.

Split

  • Eating
    • Buffet Fife – local’s establishment with good fried calamari and some of the most reasonable prices in Split.
    • Mano Pizza and Pasta – Pizzas are decent but the pastas are very good.
    • Popaj’s – the best fast-food chicken sandwiches, which are perfect for a picnic or snack.
    • Luka Gelato – the best gelato in Split, hands down.  Especially the peanut.
    • Kruscic Bakery – small bakery churning out great bread and pastries, but get there earlier in the day to ensure you get some.

Korcula

  • To Do:
    • Head to Vela Przina beach
    • Double up on wineries by hitting Winery Grk and Popic Winery – they are right next to each other.
    • Go to Korcula Old Town (if you stay in Lumbarda) or vice versa.

Peljesac Penninsula

  • To Do
    • Drive through the tunnel near Matuska Winery and then follow the crazy cliff road to Trstenik
    • Visit the Walls of Ston which are the 2nd longest preserved fortification system in the world (behind the Great Wall of China).

Dubrovnik

  • Drinking
    • Buzz Bar is expensive ($6-7 beer) but perched on the outside of the city walls, so well worth it for the view.
    • D’Vino Wine Bar for a cozy, fun experience with good charcuterie.
  • To Do
    • Walk on top of the city walls.
    • Hike up to the Fort and be aware that your ticket for the city walls gets you in here for free (but not vice versa)
    • Head to the Museum of Love Stories (especially if you want to the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb).
    • Visit the amazing beach in Kupari which is surrounded by old abandoned hotels you can explore.
    • Visit the abandoned Belvedere Hotel, which unlike the ones in Kupari, is within walking distance of Old Town Dubrovnik and where they filmed the battle scene between Prince Oberyn and The Mountain in Game of Thrones season 4.
    • Drive up to the top of the cable car (or walk if you want to exercise).  Look for signs for Bosanka and follow that road up.
    • Drive down to Kotor, Montenegro for some incredible seaside scenery.

Positively Delighted with Kelsey Henry

Extra Pack Of Peanuts Positively Delighted W/ Kelsey Henry

I am super excited to be talking with the always happy Kelsey Henry, from PositivelyDelighted.com, who is a singer/songwriter who just dropped her first album, who introduced me to the term road schooling, and who is a certified Laughter Yoga leader. This episode is filled with positivity, laughter, and epic stories of being roadschooled in an RV!

Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks!

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What brings you joy and how are you going to incorporate more of it into your life? Let us know @ExtraPackofPeanuts!

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Do you have travel questions for Trav about travel or travel hacking? Tweet us @packofpeanuts or Instagram with #askepop to @packofpeanuts, or even on Facebook! Anywhere you can find us!

In This Episode

  • 04:28 What Is Laughter Yoga
  • 13:20 Love Of Music
  • 16:50 What Is RoadSchooled?
  • 20:30 What Was Life Like & The Dental Blues
  • 27:40 Cultivating Happiness
  • 40:05 Music, Mystical Positivity, & Carefree Freedom
  • 46:50 Breaking Free Through The Struggles
  • 54:45 Getting Your Sparkle Back
  • 01:00:00 Labels & Roadtripping
  • 01:07:30 Would You Roadschool Your Own Kids?
  • 01:11:11 Travel Mishaps
  • 01:18:55 What’s Next?

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Travel Safely With World Nomads w/ Phil Sylvester

Extra Pack Of Peanuts Podcast Travel Safely With World Nomads w/ Phil Sylvester

Joining me today is someone who serves as a lifeguard at one of Sydney’s beaches, who loves Aussie Rules football, and who knows more about travel insurance than almost any other human alive, Phil Sylvester, Head of Media and Communications for World Nomads Travel Insurance

We’re going to be diving into one of the most misunderstood, seemingly complex but incredibly important parts of traveling – travel insurance – throughout this podcast, and I’ll be peppering Phil with all the questions that have come my way from listeners, friends, and family, plus a few of my own.

Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks!

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In This Episode

  • 04:40 Love Of Travel
  • 08:00 How Has Travel Changed
  • 13:48 Getting Started With World Nomads
  • 17:30 Myths & Misconceptions About Travel Insurance
  • 18:45 What To Look For
  • 24:25 When Should You Get Insured & Do Prices Fluctuate
  • 27:10 Trip Cancellations & What Is Covered
  • 29:50 How To Make A Claim & Tips
  • 34:56 Medical: What Is Covered & What Isn’t
  • 39:20 Domestic Travel Insurance
  • 40:35 Pricing For World Nomads
  • 46:00 Open-Ended Trips: How To Get Insurance
  • 49:53 Insuring Children On Trips
  • 51:23 Add On Insurance From Airlines
  • 54:45 Favorite Ways To Save Money On Travel
  • 57:30 Biggest Mishaps
  • 01:03:57 What Is Next For World Nomads

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Superlatives: 2018 in Review

Superlatives: 2018 In Review


We return with Part 2 of 7 in our Year in Review Series

Check out Part 1: Travel Stats

In this episode, we go into the Superlatives of our 2018 travel year. Best of, worst of, best value, and a host of other things.

We’ll be covering flights, drives, accommodations, and some experiences, but food and drink have their own episodes coming later this month.

So if you’re into the numbers, or would like to compare your stats with ours have a listen! And then definitely reach out to @ExtraPackofPeanuts and let us know some of your stats like craziest thing you did or bought, the most unexpected thing in a good way that happened to you &/or your biggest travel mishap in 2018!

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In This Episode

  • 05:27 Most Expensive Accommodations
  • 09:27 Cheapest Accommodations
  • 11:15 The Best Value
  • 16:20 The Worst Value
  • 22:05 Favorite Accommodations
  • 25:27 Least Favorite Accommodations
  • 30:20 Best/Worst Flights
  • 35:40 The Craziest Thing
  • 40:23 Best Thing We Bought
  • 44:25 Biggest Travel Change
  • 45:47 Most Unexpected Good Thing
  • 49.50 Most Unexpected Bad Thing
  • 52:43 Most Underwhelming Thing
  • 56:37 Neatest Person We Met
  • 01:00:40 Biggest Travel Mishap

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Travel Stats: 2018 In Review

Every year that we break down all our travel stats, best meals, best travel superlatives, best drinks, etc and we hear a ton of feedback from you all.

Apparently, these are some of your favorite episodes.

We’ll be running a 7 part series (!!!) that covers our stats, the superlatives, best meals, best coffee/wine, best beer, best desserts, and best experiences in our year in review.

In this episode, we cover the nerdy statistics of 2018. We’ll figure out about how many miles we traveled, how many different places we slept in, and how many new countries we visited plus much, much more!

So if you’re into the numbers, or would like to compare your stats with ours have a listen! And then definitely reach out to @ExtraPackofPeanuts and let us know some of your stats, especially if you beat us for places stayed!

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In This Episode

  • 08:50 Beds We Slept In & The Controversy
  • 11:22 Comparing The Last 4 Years
  • 12:13 The Breakdown of Nights
  • 19:10 Location Independent vs Nomadic
  • 19:40 Flights
  • 22:30 Overland Miles
  • 24:03 Total Miles
  • 24:57 Number of Countries
  • 26:09 Number of States
  • 26:35 RVing Plans
  • 30:20 Final Thoughts & What’s Next

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