In the early summer of 2013, I spent four weeks traveling around Croatia. This beautiful and culturally rich country has recovered from the damage it suffered during the Croatian War of Independence over a decade ago. The pedestrian-only Old Town of Dubrovnik, a small port city in the Southern part of the country, captivated me immediately. We spent leisurely mornings perusing the local farmers markets for fresh produce to cook. Afternoons were spent exploring the narrow alleys and shops of the Old Town, sailing to the local islands, and sampling local wines and cheeses. Although set to officially join the European Union, Croatia still uses its traditional currency the Kuna. Travel magazine consensus reports that Croatia is quickly becoming one of the most popular and affordable tourist destinations in the world.