2018 Top Travel Pick: CROATIA

Until 1991, Croatia was a part of Yugoslavia, and while it was never as isolated as other Eastern Bloc nations, it generally remained off the beaten path for tourists. Today, however, traveling to Croatia isn’t just for adventurous backpackers – in fact, the country has become one of Europe’s hottest new destinations. This should come as no surprise: Travel to Croatia offers the chance to explore the Adriatic coast and the urban cities of Zagreb and Dubrovnik, as well as a rich interior that, even today, is still overlooked by many travelers.

Things Not to Miss in Croatia
From seaside resorts to pristine parks and sleepy, atmospheric villages, there are countless places to visit in Croatia. Plan your visit with our Croatia travel guide, starting with these can’t-miss sights and cities:

• The Dalmatian Coast
• Diocletian’s Palace
• The Mediterranean city of Dubrovnik
• The stunning waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park
• The architectural marvels in Zagreb

When to Go to Croatia
The Adriatic Coast has a brief, expensive peak season in July and August, when the climate is at its most agreeable. At any other time of year, you may find steep travel discounts, but you’ll also miss out on the buzzy excitement of peak season. Away from the coast, however, hotel rates are fairly consistent year-round. Winter occasionally brings snow, although it rarely snows on the coast.

Explore our offerings in Croatia by CLICKING HERE, or we can custom curate an itinerary to fit your exact wishes!

How does the REAL ID ACT affect you?

REAL ID Act for U.S. Air Travel: Louisiana, Michigan and
New York currently under review

As a reminder, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a deadline of January 22, 2018 for U.S. states and territories to comply with new government regulations required for the REAL ID Act. The Real ID Act invalidates certain forms of identification allowed for use in commercial U.S. air travel.

As of today, all U.S. states are compliant or have already been granted a temporary extension except for Louisiana, Michigan and New York. These states are currently under review. Travelers who have a valid U.S. state-issued driver’s license and identification cards from these states should closely monitor developments regarding the anticipated implementation of this law.

These three states may be granted an extension by the authorities prior to the January 22, 2018 enforcement deadline. However, without an extension, travelers from these states will need to use a U.S. passport or other form of accepted identification when undertaking domestic air travel.

Travelers with further questions should review the Frequently Asked Questions on the DHS website.

REAL ID Act
As a reminder, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a deadline of January 22, 2018 for U.S. states and territories to comply with new government regulations required for the REAL ID Act. Unless a state received an extension or is compliant with the Act, travelers will need to get an enhanced driver’s license or passport for domestic air travel. To check which states are compliant or received an extension, click here.