Local Living with G Adventures – Experiential Travel at Its finest
by Denise Pedersen
Imagine waking up in the morning to the sun peering in your window and hearing the roosters crowing in the morning; The view outside your window is the Adriatic Sea in the distance. That is how my day started every day in the Lovorno Villa – called “Agriturizm Kameni Dvori.”
Our small group of seven stayed with the (Mujo) family in a family run villa located just a few miles outside of Dubrovnik in Lovorno. We enjoyed genuine home cooked meals daily by the family matriarch, Baba and her two daughters-in-law, Nike (Nika) and Katerina. We tasted Croatian cuisine made with delicious local ingredients such as sun-ripened fruits and vegetables from the garden, excellent local red and white wines, top-quality olive oil, and different homemade fruit liqueurs made from quince.
We ate breakfast and dinner together, family style, where we were exposed to healthy Croatian and authentic dishes. This atmosphere allowed us to visit and become like family on our journey together.
Our experiences included:
- Cooking class making a traditional Croatian dish with bread and cakes
- Visit to Montenegro
- Visit to Bosnia for a day trip to Motar
- Local Olive Oil and Wine Producer visits in the Konavle region
- Half day snorkeling adventure
- Visit to Bosnia on our free day (optional excursion)
Essentially, Old World Charm and medieval splendor.
Here is a look at the schedule of our trip:
Day 1 – Dubrovnik to Lovorno
Day 2 – Lovorno – Side trip to Montenegro (optional). We traveled the wine route of Konavle Region to see local olive oil farms and wineries along the way.
Day 3 – Lovorno – Free day to explore – cooking class with family in the evening
Day 4 – Lovorno – Boat ride on the Adriatic Sea and lunch at a local family homestead
Day 5 – Dubrovnik – Orientation walk into the walled city of Dubrovnik and old town
Day 6 – Lovorno – Day trip to Bosnia
Day 7 – Fly home
Looking for a small group experience to live like the locals? G Adventures offers a week-long journey to see why everyone is flocking to Dubrovnik, Croatia. G Adventures creates local living experiences for small groups of travelers to eat, cook, explore, and cherish the friendly atmosphere of the Croatian people.