Cakovec is located just one hour north of Zagreb and is the perfect stopping point if you are traveling to nearby Hungary, Slovenia or Austria, or you are looking to escape Zagreb for a few days. Every summer, Cakovec holds one of the best festivals in Croatia called Porcijunkulovo where you can experience the history, culture, fun and nightlife. The area is also very famous for it’s white wine varieties!

Where is it: Međimurje County

How to get here: Drive one hour north from Zagreb.

Best combined with: Hungary, Slovenia or Austria and of course Croatia’s capital, Zagreb.

Ashley’s favorite thing to do: Porcijunkulovo Festival and a wine tasting at local wineries


Ashley Colburn

I’m Ashley, a TV producer and host from San Diego, California, however now I live half the year in my new home, Croatia.
I am a two-time Emmy award-winning TV producer and host and have traveled to more than 50 countries. I spend about 9 months a year on the road filming, but several of these months I am based in Croatia. I have two TV series that are airing around the world. In the USA you can watch “Takeoff with Ashley Colburn” on AWE and my other series “WONDERS” airs around the world.

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