Soon, I'll be embarking on a week long adventure to Istria,Croatia where some of the world's best truffles, wild asparagus, olive oil and wines flow generously. From Umag to Rovinj, I'll be foraging, dining and exploring hardcore, so here's some of my Chiu on Croatia travel essentials for a varied trip like this.

In my 26" Rimowa, I've got:

  • Karen Walker sunglasses 
  • Fjallraven Sarek trekking jacket, Kånken No. 2 laptop bag, Sarek trekking cap
  • Dermalogica Sun Protection Body SPF 50 and Precleanse Wipes
  • Klorane extra gentle dry shampoo with oat milk 
  • Madbrook & Co deodorant  
  • Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire and Legendary Sculpt Tights
  • Elastoplast SOS blister patch (whoever invented these patches deserves every prize in the world- it's like a second skin and actually helps heal blisters from long walking days)
  • THEFACESHOP Raspberry Roots collagen eye patches (refreshes tired, puffy eyes post-flight)
  • Muji notebook and pen
  • Jane Iredale Amazing Base SPF 20 in Golden Glow
  • Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes mascara and Blusher in Ecstacy
  • Pai BioRegenerate Rosehip Oil
  • Tide To Go instant stain remover (what can I say, I'm a messy eater and love sauces)
  • Phantom Glass iphone protector
  • Cloud 10 AMEX airport lounge access
  • Redoxon-B vitamins b and c complex plus tablets 
  • New Balance 711 Heathered gym trainers 

All ready for an 8-hr flight to Zagreb with a 4-hr stopover in Frankfurt:

Rimowa Salsa 26", Nike Air Max, COS sweater coat, Kit & Ace Berkeley Long-Sleeve, H&M scarf, and DL Eyewear Cluny. 

Peace out Toronto! xo