Do you love Philadelphia or has it been on your to-go list for way too long? In this series, we will be breaking down everything that is Philly from neighborhoods to eating & drinking to things to do in 5 mini-episodes. You can binge them all in one sitting or listen to the first three today and the last 2 next Tuesday but either way you will be getting some serious jonesing for a trip to Philadephia (cue the Fresh Prince theme song). Yep, now you have that in your head!
Bonus points if you say the word “water” the Philly way!
It’s time to dive into one of the most delicious aspects of Philly and that is the best places to eat. We will break them down by food type (hello cheesesteaks) and by location so that you can eat your way through Philly easily. Loosen that belt, get comfy, and start planning your epic foodie trip!
We now know which neighborhoods to check out, a ton of places to eat but we are needing something to kick off our day in Philly and this episode fits the bill with the best breakfast/brunch & coffee places in town. Get noshing on some amazing bagels, donuts (with fried chicken), breakfast sandwiches, and french toast and get it all down with the best coffee in Philly.
Typically, our destination diary episodes are Heather and I riffing on a place that we’ve traveled to, but every so often I meet someone who knows a place so well, I just have to have them come on and talk about it. And, even though Bulgaria is very high on my list, I didn’t want to have to wait a year or so to put out an episode on it because I don’t want other people to wait that long to go.
Joining me today is someone who has been kind enough to bring me beers from Cincinnati and bring Whit a stuffed Hey Hey doll from Moana, who has taught me everything (literally, everything) I know about Bulgaria, who is an integral part of our Location Indie team, and who can spur wanderlust in me about as quick as any person I’ve ever met, Mitko Karshovski from ThatRemoteLife.com and host of the That Remote Show podcast.
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!
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)
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).
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.
Gric Tunnels – Originally built in WW2 as a bomb shelter and later used during the Croatian war, these tunnels were opened to the public in 2016 and cool to walk through.
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.