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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

Night Truffle Hunting in Croatia

April 19th, 2017

Where do you find some of the best truffles in the world? Croatia, of course.

My latest for AFAR:

The Most Delicious Reason to Go Night-Foraging in Croatia

Boosting Immunity

March 5th, 2017

Friends have told me that people are battling sickness more than ever this year. Find out about inulin, prebiotics, and other natural products, as well as immune-boosting tips:

Organic Spa Magazine, January/February: “Build & Boost Immunity”/p. 66-67

BBC Good Food: Istria

January 9th, 2017

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Excited to share my new feature in BBC’s Good Food Magazine about Istria, Croatia. Discover marenda, rakija, and other Croatian culinary traditions–plus a recipe from MasterChef Croatia star David Skoko!

BBC Good Food Magazine, January 2017: “How to live in Istria, Croatia”/p. 130-132

BBC Good Food: “Top 10 foods to try in Croatia”

Organic Spa Holiday Issue

January 1st, 2017

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Start the year off right with cultivating compassion–learn about how to do it from experts in the field:

Organic Spa Magazine, November/December 2016: “Cultivating Compassion”/p. 71-72

And find out how to rejuvenate on the road with Swissôtel’s new Vitality Package:

Organic Spa Magazine, November/December 2016: “Vitality in Motion”/p. 16