In the Media
Take a look at the media buzz for our travel specialist Wanda S. Radetti and the services of the VisitCroatia.com - Tasteful Croatian Journeys team
October 13, 2011
...On Croatia’s Istrian peninsula, for instance, you can base yourself at a working vineyard, indulge in ice cream topped with shaved truffles, meet with local winemakers, and learn how to properly taste olive oil—with the help of bespoke tour operator Tasteful Croatian Journeys. Travel companies can be instrumental in getting you insider access, but the right attitude toward the new and unknown is at least as important. Just bring your camera...Read More
With the same Mediterranean climate as parts of Italy and France—but relatively less developed and more wallet-friendly—Croatia’s Istria peninsula is attracting winemakers and chefs who aren’t afraid of taking chances. Base yourself at a vineyard like that of upscale producer Meneghetti, and set out to try lush red Terans and fruity Malvasia whites and indulge in everything from pasta to ice cream topped with shaved truffles. NYC-based Wanda Radetti ofTasteful Croatian Journeys plans itineraries that might include meetings with winemakers, a slow-food meal in a converted olive press, visits to hilltop towns, and a personal driver and guide...Read More
September 26, 2011
U ?lanku se navodi da je Istra mediteranska regija poput nekih u Francuskoj i Italiji, ali da je manje razvijena i cjenovno povoljnija. Posebno je istaknuta i luksuzna stancija Meneghetti sa svojim vrhunskim vinima teranom i malvazijom, a navedeno je da specijalizirana eno-gastronomska putovanja u Istru nudi ameri?ki touroperator Tasteful Croatian Journeys...Read More
April 18 2016.
Travel Agent Magazine recently hosted a round table in New York focusing on "U.S. Travel Trends to Europe". The roundtable was moderated by Ruthanne Terrero, vice president and editoroal director of Travel Agent magzine.
Following is a condensed version of the discusion.
WANDA RADETTI,Visit Croatia: "I must tell you how I started. I started 20 years ago when i felt that Itt was okay to go back home, and I thought I was going to do great food and wonderful five-star experiences. Well, I was wrong. You couldn't even drink the wine of Croatia at the time, but eventualy that changed. It's a world-class destination, and what we try to do is to bring the luxurios touch....Read more
January 6, 2011
...Organizacija specijaliziranih butik putovanja za goste iz SAD-a koji žele proširiti vidike i upoznati nešto novo uz vrhunsku uslugu, i ne boje se to platiti, posao je kojim se više od 15 godina radi Wanda S. Radetti iz New Yorka, vlasnica agencije Tasteful Crotian Journeys.
Ova je agencije pet puta nagra?ena ameri?kim turisti?kim »oskarom«, nagradom Conde' Naste Travelera, a nedavno su osnovali i podružnicu u Hrvatskoj Croatia Concierge preko koje žele u svoju filozofiju putovanja uklju?iti i doma?e turisti?ke snage.
O putovanjima kreiranima posebno za svakog gosta te samoj filozofiji vrhunske ponude Radetti na po?etku razgovora isti?e – ne volim to zvati luksuzom, ve? napraviti posao kako treba i ponuditi najbolje mogu?e...Read More
June 23, 2010
Like many destinations in transition, Croatia inspires plenty of misconceptions in the minds of would-be visitors. According to Wanda Radetti, owner of Tasteful Croatian Journeys in New York, clients often express anxiety about the safety of the destination, the quality of food and accommodations and the ability of locals to speak English. The good news, Radetti said, is that agents can give an unequivocal thumbs-up on all counts.
"The level of sophistication [in terms of the tourism infrastructure] is misconstrued," said Radetti, whose boutique company operates as a tour operator and supplier specializing in Croatia...
...An ideal 10-day itinerary for first-timers could start in Dubrovnik, for example, with an overnight in a hotel overlooking the Dubrovnik Riviera; a private, guided three-hour tour of the walled old city; and a day trip to neighboring country Montenegro, which Radetti said is fascinating but not quite ready for its close-up in terms of overnight stays...Read More
February 1, 2009
Hidden behind the Iron Curtain for decades, Croatia has truly become truly one of the world's oldest "new" countries. Just across the Adriatic Sea to the west of Italy, this jewel has a gorgeous coastline, some of the finest national parks in the world, and a capital city that Sandy describes as simply "the way life should be." Learn more about this must-see destination in the New Europe.
'If you are looking for a quality experience, call Wanda now! I personally fell in love with capital city of Zagreb and would rate the city as my favorite city in Eastern Europe. Something grabbed my heart in Zagreb, The best description is Zagreb is the way life should be" ...Read More
November 8, 2008
Score an exclusive invite (attendance is by invitation of the mayor only) to the Grand Masquerade Ball in Rijeka during Carnival. Each year, the mayor symbolically hands over the keys to the city to the master of ceremonies, who leads Rijeka in outrageous revelry for several days before Lent. At the ball, held in the seventeenth-century Governor's Palace, you'll mingle with heads of state, politicians, ambassadors, and representatives from around the world. The next day, watch from the City Hall balconies as the parade of colorful delegations from around Croatia and as far away as Japan goes by. Cost: $3,400, including three nights' accommodation, breakfast, airport transfers, and a donation to the Grand Ball Charity of the Year. Source: Wanda S. Radetti, Tasteful Croatian Journeys...Read More