In the Media

Take a look at the media buzz for our travel specialist Wanda S. Radetti and the services of the – Tasteful Croatian Journeys team.

Wine Wanderlust: 7 Tour Operators in Croatia

June 11, 2015

Wanda S. Radetti is a New York City-based travel expert widely regarded for her ability to design personalized itineraries and “enchanting discovery journeys in the pursuit of sensory pleasures.” The popular Croatia – Flavors of Spring tour takes you… [on] a journey that is “elegantly interlaced with the threads of history, art and culture.” In addition, Wanda can arrange private cooking lessons with professional chefs; “meet the winemaker” visits and tastings at local wineries; and fishing excursions in the Adriatic Sea so that afterwards you can dine on your catch of the day, pop open a few bottles of wine you collected along the way, and raise your glass with a hearty, “Ciao, Wanda!” (her signature greeting)…Read More


Top 5 Surprising Spa Destinations

June 26, 2014

…According to the travel company Tasteful Croatian Journeys, the wellness culture in Croatia was “originally medicinal in purpose — about health and not necessarily pampering… it was not costly or luxurious. Treatments targeted things like breathing and heart conditions. But the culture has been elaborated now into what we can call spas.” Knowing it is a way to attract more visitors, the country has been up upping its game when it comes to “Americanized” luxurious spas, although all based on the idea that these treatments lead to a healthier and longer life…Read More

It Takes a Villa

October 9, 2013

…Every year since 2006, Wanda Radetti, owner of Tasteful Croatian Journeys in New York, has been the go-to expert cited by Conde Nast Traveler as a “Top Destination Specialist” for Croatia. We asked for her thoughts on villa vacations: “Croatia is a ‘hot’ country, and the luxury villa experience is going to be very important, both along the coast and offshore islands, but also in the interior,” she says…

She outlines what sounds like a perfect and tasteful Croatian journey, one beginning in the historic capital of Zagreb, and departing from the UNESCO World Heritage city of Dubrovnik, and in-between dividing time between a villa stay in Istria and a luxury gulet cruise along the Adriatic coast from Split to Dubrovnik, with calls en-route including such fabulous islands as Mljet, Hvar and KorculaRead More

Journey to Croatia

…Wanda designs the ultimate in tailor-made luxurious travel packages to Croatia. Her itineraries weave history and culture together with natural beauty while engaging all of the senses. The emphasis is always comfort, safety, and excellence in service.

They are a one-stop-shop for all services that the sophisticated and discerning traveler will require in Croatia. They organize services ranging from charming unique accommodations with private chauffeur driven transfers and professional local guides to wine tastings, cooking lessons, yacht charters, private shore excursions, heritage discovery tours, and other experiences handcrafted to the interests of their clientele…Read More


Wanda S. Radetti, expert in Travel & Tours

…A passionate Italian-Croatian, Wanda has led her life with a quest for adventure and enlightenment through travel, dedicating the most recent decades to unveiling the hidden treasures of her ancestral and spiritual home of Croatia and its surrounding regions. Wanda creates customized itineraries like a composer arranging a musical masterpiece, collecting notes about each individual client’s desires and needs and forming them into a harmonious journey of a lifetime. Her lyricism and expertise of Croatia is second to noneRead More

In Varazdin, a Thriving Arts Scene Emerges

May 29, 2015

Wanda S. Radetti, who is from Rijeka, about two-and-a-half hours southwest of Varazdin and who owns the New York-based trip-planning company Tasteful Croatian Journeys, told me that Spancirfest used to be an occasion that attracted only locals. “For a while, Varazdin was waiting to be discovered, but the festival has turned into something that all of Croatia and even some international travelers look forward to, and it’s part of the many events happening in the town,” she said…Read More


Moja fascinacija: Putovanje za sva cula!


February 19, 2015

The Tourist Board of Serbia and a primary Serbian travel publication reached out to — so impressed with the work she has done over the years and the way she was a pioneer in developing Croatia as a luxury destination — to learn what it takes and what one has to do to make it happen. Many thanks to Ljiljana Rebronja, editor in chief of Turisti?ki Svet for conducting this insightful interview! Click here to see the full article, and here to read it in English.

Disabled Travelers Guide: Croatia

…Using the recommendation of Wendy Perrin, travel writer for Conde Nast Travel Magazine, we contacted Wanda Radetti (, recognized as being the top travel contact for Americans planning trips to Croatia. As we have stated before, we usually do not make mention of specific agents, hotels, etc., but in this case, it is necessary to make an exception…Read More

Vinska i medijska krema

March 12, 2013


…No zato su stigli Peter Ruggie iz Liberty Vine Selectionsa, Kumberto Leon, vlasnik prestižnog bara Pennsylvania 6, draga goš?a Wanda Radetti iz Tastefull Croatian Journesa, Oz Podnar, vinski direktor BLT Fish restorana, Adam Levy, “The Alcohol Professor”, Waine A. Comer iz Food and Beverage Committee pa i Francis Ball iz Travel + Leisure koja je ve? puno puta pisala o Hrvatskoj, a našu zemlju voli više no mnogi doma?i…Read More

Turisti?ka klasa

April 24, 2014

The Croatian national television asks to hear Wanda’s take on how to enjoy Croatia in all seasons. Skip to the 6:35 mark of this video for the segment.