Ms. Wanda S S. Radetti

Ms. Wanda S S. Radetti

Conde' Nast Traveler Magazine - Croatia World Top Destination Specialist

Phone: 718-932-6893

Fax: 718-204-0807
Agency: - Tasteful Croatian Journeys - Croatia
Address: 32-84 45th Streeet, Apt. 4B
Long Island City
NY, 11103
United States

Areas of Expertise

Destinations: Europe - Eastern, Europe - Western, Italy
Specialties: Art & Culture/Music, Boating/Yacht/Sailing, Business Travel, Castles/Villas, Educational, Honeymoon, Lifestyle/Family/Specialty, Luxury Travel, Meeting/Events, Other, Singles, Wellness/Spa/Fitness, Women's Travel
Languages: Czech, German, English, French, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Serbian


About me: I was born in the former Yugoslavia, now Croatia, a 2,000 year old city that was never officially named, it was only known as Fiume and Rijeka, both names meaning river. As a child, I grew up in Italy and now reside in the United States. I have always been intimately connected to three cultures that I have lived and have formed me. This opportunity has granted me my understanding and respect for all. My journeys are about creating bridges of cultures, friendships, as well as expansion of the heart and mind. I’ve traveled extensively for pleasure, work and education to such places as Asia, Africa, North and South America and to most of the islands of the Caribbean. Yet, the most fulfilling adventure of all has been rediscovering and falling in love again with the country of my birth – Croatia. Croatia is the new and most desirable travel destination for most of the world, but for me, it is one of “my countries and my emotional home”. Since living among its ancient beauty, I understand how Croatia has been passionately coveted and desired by so many throughout the centuries. I have journeyed through the history of Croatia brought forth by the Celts, Romans, Ottomans, Venetians, Hapsburgs, and Italians. I’ve turned to the romance and memories of the fairytales of my childhood…I’ve witnessed the gas lamp slowly illuminate the streets of Kaptol, in the heart of the capital of Croatia. I have walked through extravagant, explosive colors of the flower market in Zagreb. Slowly meandered along the mountain roads of Gorski Kotar National Park, and then spontaneously stopped to pick wild violets and mushrooms.
Let my Tasteful Croatian Journeys introduce you to the treasures of Croatia. I offer Croatia for you to explore, discover, experience and forever cherish.
My intimate knowledge of Croatia has offered me personal explorations that are so precious to me. 1,185 of Croatia’s gorgeous and distinctive islands are dotted along the famed Adriatic Coast – The sapphire, turquoise, and emerald colors of the Adriatic Sea arouse my inquisitiveness – I have tried to reach as many islands as possible…I’ve called out “ima ribe?” to the silent fisherman as he navigates his boat filled with sparkling fish. The sea air commingles with the aromas of lavender and rosemary. I have feasted on sardelle drizzled with pure Dalmatian oil, accented with golden drops of plump, fresh lemons of the Neretva Valley of Dubrovnik. Continue to the Pelijesac Peninsula, in a town simply called Ston, the ancient beds still offer their erotic fruit where I’ve enjoyed my “passeggiata” along the second longest protected wall of the world. In Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic, I’ve strolled within the protection of such a magnificent jewel. I have been dazzled by the dramatic vistas offered by the Adriatic Coast of Croatia; everlasting memories that I can never replace nor possibly reinvent…only new adventures to uncover! Let my Tasteful Croatian Journeys introduce you to the treasures of Croatia. I offer Croatia for you to explore, discover, experience and forever cherish.
Unforgettable night under the stars: Beginning of August, sailing about Croatia’s Kornati Islands National Park – on the S/Y Vanessa. Inebriated by the golden sunset and Bastianich grappa, four girl friends lay down on deck to pay homage to the majestic sky of Croatia. As it turns from a pristine turquoise to indigo blue velvet, it is not long before the night sky is studded by millions of golden diamonds. The moon hangs low and furnishes a halo of light, as if demurely asking for permission to join us. Soft waves accompany the warm breeze to serenade us with a lullaby it has perfected through the ages. As the coolness of the night envelops us, we reach below deck to don airplane socks. We dismantle our bunks to retrieve the blankets. Now, the four of us dressed in the same caftan. All fashion sense tossed to the wind, as nature’s beauty reigns supreme, we surrender to it. Back on deck, we resume our positions and are delighted by the spectacle of Falling Stars… Le Notti di San Lorenzo! We spend the night as explorers taking ownership, based on who saw it first, and baptizing the luminous plumes crossing the sky. Lulled to sleep by the rocking motion caused by the gentle waves, we dissolve into colorful dreams and restful sleep. As the sun of Zora (dawn) begins to warm the Adriatic, we stir and stretch our limbs. After a breakfast wetted by hot and black espresso, we dive in the new day that will offer fresh pleasures to our Adriatic Adventure. We treasure the day, we savor the sights, but await the night for another evening under the stars.


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