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srijeda, 28. rujna 2011.

Ashley Colburn Chooses Croatia For 7 Episode Documentary Series

Emmy Award winning Ashley Colburn is up to new tricks in Croatia these days again. The journalist and producer from San Diego, California on her Wealth TV program "Take Off with Ashley Colburn" last year, let millions of American viewers in on what there is to see and do in Croatia. As well as what Croatia is and isn't with her hour long documentary award winning "WOW Croatia." (A country that, in some cases, many people had absolutely no clue about before, or possibly even where it is on a map, and proves that Croatia has electricity and paved roads)

The news of her return to Croatia for her current documentary series has made the way into newspapers across Croatia as well.

Well, she's back in Croatia again for her 4th tour, but this time for a more indepth and eventful longer stay. She's filming a 7 part, 1 hour long documentary series where she will be exploring people and places that her previous week 1 week long documentary wasn't able to squeeze in. Recently she visited the island of Rab where she met up with the owner of a local pastry shop, and she even got her hands dirty by giving it a go at making one of the very popular locally made goodies, Rab Cake, (Rabska Torta) with the shop owners mother. During this documentary she will be rolling up her sleeves and getting involved in all kinds of adventures. She moves down the coast to Split again today to do more filming there. It's kind of neat knowing she's going to be going to some of the places I visited previously, including touching the toe on the statue of Gregory of Nin in Split for luck.  (Such a cheesy touristy thing to do, but it's a good conversation starter when going through your vacation photos)  When filming is finished in about 3 months time, it will be broadcast on

To get a sneak peak of what will be aired down the road, you can follow her daily activities, see vids and photos at

You can also keep up to date by following Ashleys Twitter profile HERE or one of her Facebook profiles HERE

Making Rabska Torta on the island of Rab. (Pronounced Rob) Photo: Goran Novotny/ Cropix

More information :

Touristar.TV website:

Touristar.TV interviewed Ashley Colburn, the narrator and producer of the upcoming 7-episode documentary series about Croatia. Ashley talks about why she chose Croatia, how and why she made the short documentary "WoW Croatia" and about her future plans.

Emmy winner Ashley Colburn filming episodes for 'TakeOff Croatia' documentary


Ashley Colburn, author of the famous and acclaimed documentary film 'Wow Croatia' which brought her an Emmy award, is in Croatia again filming a new documentary series.

For her popular documentary film 'Wow Croatia', which was viewed in more than 20 million U.S. homes last year, Ashley Colburn received the Emmy Award. During her stay in Croatia in September and October, she is planning to shoot seven episodes under the title 'TakeOff Croatia'.

These seven episodes will cover Istria, Kvarner, Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Dubrovnik and at the end Slavonia and central Croatia.

The full episode of the Emmy award winning "WOW Croatia". (Pssst, the cathedral mentioned at the beginning actually dates back to the 11th century, and I guess technically you could walk across the city in a day, a lot of the central historic and popular areas though are not too far between each other)

Ashley is currently staying in Split, where she is filming episode about the historic center of Split and Diocletian's Palace, Gregory of Nin, Hajduk and 'picigin' game on Bacvice beach. After that she is planning to record items about Salona, and then visit the islands of Brac and Hvar.

Ashley Colburn said that she had a really great time playing picigin with her hosts. She was delighted with the pleasant weather in September in Dalmatia.

'Although this is my second visit to Split, only now I see that I have yet to explore this city, and that goes for the whole of Dalmatia and Croatia. Dalmatia has not yet been commercialized, and that is what American tourists appreciate. Croatian history and tradition are remarkable, and I'm especially impressed by diversity of regions that I visited and I know that I still have much to learn.' said Ashley.

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