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If you’re looking for an excuse to have a celebration when traveling through certain countries in Europe, make sure to time your visit with your name day.

Not to knock Dubrovnik, with its marble streets, 16th-century city walls, sparkling red roof tiles, and primo location—it more than earns its moniker of “Pearl of the Adriatic,” not to mention its UNESCO World Heritage status. But if you cross Croatia off your list after you’ve seen Dubrovnik, you’re missing out on a lot. Here…

How to Dodge the Schengen

Croatia, which became the 28th nation to join the EU on July 1, is on track to join the Schengen Area, the borderless zone within Europe. Most visitors don’t have to worry about overstaying their visa, Schengen or otherwise. But for those who count countries, and days spent in each, in anticipation of maxing out a 90-day stay, here’s how to extend your stay in Europe — legally.

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

Karla Loncar is part film critic, part lexicographer, but she’s Zagrebian through and through. Born and raised in Croatia’s capital, Karla’s true passion is her city. Whether you’re Balkans-bound or just curious, here’s how to tackle Zagreb like a pro.

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog for our roundups. Photograph by Grant Bishop, Flickr.

Photos: Where You Went

Our readers boast impressive travel résumés, which is why every Friday we ask you the same question on Facebook: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where YOU went, and get inspired to plan your next trip.

There are over 1,000 islands dotting the Croatian coast and although it may be impossible to visit them all in one trip, a week of island hopping will give you a nice taste of Croatian life and culture. [Sunshine Blog] Don’t fancy the idea of a cruise vacation? Try a cruise for non-cruisers, like a…

More than 1,200 islands line Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, making a sea voyage the best way to explore this corner of the Adriatic. The islands used to rely on small coastal trading ships to deliver their supplies, before highways and modern ferries supplanted them. Many of these vintage ships have now been re-purposed to carry 20-40…

I Heart My City: Neha’s Zagreb

Greetings city-lovers! This week Zagreb-based freelance writer Neha Puntambekar–who loves the city’s coffee culture–tells us why Zagreb is the best. Want to see your city on IT? Copy and paste our list of fill-in-the-blank questions into an e-mail, fill in your answers, and send your responses to IntelligentTravel@ngs.org. And if you’re still waiting for us…

Cravable Croatia

The spooky sounds of the Sea Organ come out of holes beneath the steps in Zadar, Croatia. It seems National Geographic Traveler staffers can’t get enough of Eastern Europe. Fresh from a weeklong trip to Croatia, chief researcher Marilyn Terrell dishes on her day in Zadar: The hot sun gleaming on the blue Adriatic was…

IT Travels with Amy Alipio

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Just back from Eastern Europe (and maternity leave), assistant editor Amy Alipio shares the highlights from her trip in get-to-the-point fashion: Best Hotel Amenity—The locally produced bath products made from lavender, rosemary, and other Adriatic plants at the harbor-front Hotel Kastil in Bol, on the island of Brac, Croatia. They made me feel like I…