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New York Times: Bellecour

December 2nd, 2017

My debut in The New York Times, a moment I have been working towards for years. It was such a pleasure to write about an incredible restaurant in my home state of Minnesota:

New York Times, December 2, 2017: “In A Minneapolis Suburb, French Tradition, Cuisine and Charm”

Pag Cheese Chocolates

September 15th, 2017

Cheese and chocolate…two of my favorite things in life, married in this crafty confection from my favorite Croatian island, Pag. Check out the link below for the story–plus a recipe!

Culture Cheese Magazine, Autumn 2017: “Cheese Meets Chocolate…in Croatia”/p. 16-17

BBC Travel: Minnesota’s Northwest Angle

August 31st, 2017

Here’s my first piece about my home state of Minnesota, for BBC Travel. I met some pretty special people up north, in an orphaned piece of the state called the Northwest Angle. Here’s their story–and their home.

The US land lost in Canada

BBC Travel: Belgrade splavs

August 26th, 2017

Anchored on the banks of Belgrade’s rivers, around 300 rafts (called splavs or splavovi) lined the waterways – a mix of restaurants, bars and clubs. Each splav tends to have a distinctive personality, and finding the right fit is akin to selecting appropriate attire. There are fashion-forward splavs blasting international pop music, where you come to see and be seen and spend large. There are casual splavs that play Serbian folk music, designed for lazy drinks and river dips. There are hipster splavs with underground music for cool alternative folks. There’s something for everyone.

Read more of my article on BBC TRAVEL:
Belgrade’s floating river clubs

And check out the video:

Rakija-Hopping Through Belgrade

August 4th, 2017

The novelist and painter Momčilo “Momo” Kapor, a longtime Belgrade resident, said it best: “In rakija is the essence of the Serbian being—first joy, then celebration of taste, then anger, compassion, the feeling that the world is good and that all those who drink it are friends.”

Check out my latest piece for Wine Enthusiast Magazine:

Rakija-Hopping Through Belgrade

Cosmonauts Avenue

July 27th, 2017

So thrilled to share my fiction–back to my literary roots! “Barren” was long listed for the Cosmonauts Avenue Fiction Prize, and appears in the June/July issue.

Kristin Vuković | Barren

Pag Island’s Baškotini & Skuta

July 10th, 2017

How can you keep a recipe for bread a secret in a small Croatian island community for 300 years?

Find out in Roads & Kingdoms:

There’s Homemade, And Then There’s Made By Benedictine Nuns For 300 Years

Isle of Wellness

July 10th, 2017

Did you know that Croatia’s island of Lošinj has 2600 hours of annual sunshine and was named a natural health resort at the end of the 19th century? My latest for Organic Spa Magazine:

Organic Spa Magazine, August 2017: “Isle of Wellness”/p. 33

Golden Pen Awards

May 23rd, 2017

I’m thrilled to share that I received a Golden Pen (Zlatna Penkala) award for my writing about Croatia published in the United States! The ceremony was held on 16 May, 2017 at the gorgeous Hotel Bellevue on the island of Lošinj, and honored journalists from countries in Europe and elsewhere.

Spring Stress Relievers

May 1st, 2017

I wrote about natural spring stress remedies and Cayman island spas:

Organic Spa Magazine, May/June 2017: “Spa News From The Caymans”/p.36-37

Organic Spa Magazine, May/June 2017: “Stress-Busting Rituals and Remedies”/p. 60-61