Croatia in south central Europe may be small but it has many faces, and all of them are worth looking into.

Game of Thrones fans will undoubtedly head straight for the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, otherwise known as King’s Landing, and should include Split, Hvar, and the southern coastal towns in their visit.

With a staggering amount of coastline on the Adriatic Sea — 1,777 km/1,104 miles to be exact — and more coastal islands than anywhere else in the Mediterranean, you’ll never run out of islands to explore.

The stunning natural wonder of Plitvice Lakes National Park has terraced lakes and a surreal waterfall landscape, or maybe the Venetian-influenced Istrian Peninsula will turn your head.

The historic capital of Zagreb is also worth a visit with great restaurants and food markets that give you a taste of what foods are important to the culture.

Wherever we go, we always have a beaten up guidebook, local phrasebook, and weatherproof map in our backpacks.