Author - Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate. In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

Off to Iceland One More Time

I seem to have a vague memory of posting about how my last trip to Iceland would likely be my last, but the island certainly has a hold on me. This time, the plan is to finally do the entire Ring Road and hit the Westman Islands, which might be a bit ambitious. The beauty of traveling by camper van, though, is that plans can evolve as...

Photos from Ljubljana, Slovenia June 2018

Slovenia was the entry point for my adventure through the Balkans and one of the loveliest cities I’ve visited. I was fortunate enough to have a few hours to wander the old city center alone one morning and to stumble on a wine festival and street food fair another. When you get to Slovenia, be sure to wander the streets of...

Photos from Dubrovnik, Croatia June-July 2018

I may not have ever managed to take the perfect photo of this incredible spot, but I’ll certainly never forget the experience of hearing the entire city roar when Croatia scored goals in their World Cup match while I visited.

Photos from Istria Region, Croatia June 2018

My introduction to Croatia involved an incredibly long bus trip from Ljubljana that passed through Trieste (a city I absolutely hope to visit based on my quick drive through). As a whole, Istria felt much different than the rest of Croatia, with fewer tourists and just an incredible number of roadside stands selling everything from...

Photos Plitvice National Park, Croatia–June 2018

Most of the day I spent at Plitvice was overcast and I was certainly under a time crunch because of a somewhat inefficient tour operation, but I’d definitely recommend Plitvice, despite the crowds. I’d recommend it even more if you had your own car and could control the amount of time you got to spend there.

Photos from Zadar, Croatia June 2018

Alfred Hitchcock is reported to have claimed that Zadar, Croatia had the most beautiful sunsets in the world. No word on what he said about the pizza with truffles, but I feel certain he would have been as complimentary about it as well.