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Europe’s Rising Star: Split

Perched on a stocky peninsula jutting out from Croatia’s mainland, Split came to prominence thanks to the emperor Diocletian, who built an enormous palace here as his retirement project.

8 Under-the-Radar European Islands

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Europe presents many reasons to hop off the storied continent.

Reader Recs: Bucket List 2015

A new year calls for new additions to travel to-do lists. To get inspired, we asked our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share their picks for 2015’s must-visit destinations.

Celebrate Your ‘Second Birthday’ Abroad

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.

Crazy for Croatia: Five Gems

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.

I Heart My City: Karla’s Zagreb

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: Legend of Mljet, China’s Big Buddha, Extended-Stay Central America

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.

The Radar: Island Hopping Croatia, Cruises for Non-Cruisers, What to Eat in Colombia

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…

Tours of a Lifetime: Croatian Coastal Voyages

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…