"After a long winter spent working on the Sailogy website, it’s now time to get back to my favorite activity: Sail Hunting! I must say, working all winter cooped up in an office is a challenge for a guy like me. How do the rest of you do it all year long? (Rhetorical question: I don’t expect an answer).
But it’s April – and with the arrival of spring, the sailing season starts to really kick into gear. It’s actually a lovely time of year to get on a boat. The sun is usually shining, but there’s little risk of getting burned, and you don’t have to fight the crowds. The prices for a charter are also decidedly lower at this time of year. In brief, I’d consider asking for a week off in April or May – and follow my lead: head to Croatia!
While Croatia is quite close to Italy, oddly enough this trip is my first one here. As anyone vaguely interested in travel knows, Croatia is becoming increasingly popular – especially for those who love to take their holidays on a boat. Thought by many to resemble “Greece like it was fifty years ago”, Croatia is widely considered to be one of Europe’s last “unspoiled” destinations.
There, of course, are some inherent challenges when trying to organize something like a sailing holiday in a country with as much coastline as Croatia: where to begin? That’s where I come in. While I don’t have a lot of time (I’d love to spend a full month here exploring, but alas, I’m on a deadline – and budget), I’m going to try and narrow down the extensive offer to some of the best marinas and companies in the country, so you can concentrate on the fun part. That’s what the whole Sailogy concept is about: we search, you sail.
Summer is just around the corner, so I’ll be doing a blitz tour here. But after just one day inDubrovnik, which is astoundingly beautiful and a place I’d love to explore. I don’t speak any Croatian, but am getting by pretty well so far with my English. Not that I’m the first to say this by any means, but I strongly suggest any Croation sailing holiday to include at least a day or two here: it’s worth it.
Tomorrow the sail hunting begins. Now, off to have a nice Croatian dinner. On the menu tonight: squid! And I didn’t have to catch or clean them myself…"