True Blue




Fun fact: did you know that blue is the world's most favorite color? It is by a long shot -- in a poll over 40% of respondents chose blue as their favorite color. According to the New York Times a study by the University of Japan found that blue can reduce fatigue and anxiety, and even regulate heartbeat and breathing! Blue aids in creative problem solving, dieting, and is even children's preferred color of care-takers' wardrobes!



Looking at this photo of Star Clipper gliding across the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea it's easy to see why! Blue equals freedom, serenity, and vacation!



Happy Sailing!



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Fun Facts about Hvar, Croatia

Thanks to Kathi King for sharing these photos of Hvar from her sailing on Royal Clipper.



The fleet might be moving towards the Caribbean for the winter, but it's not too early to start to think about booking a summer sailing in the Mediterranean! Hvar is a charming and ancient city with clear blue waters and cobblestone streets. It is also somewhat of a celebrity hotspot since two superstars offered their glowing endorsement. It is definitely worth a vist! Read on for fun facts about Hvar, Croatia!



• Hvar holds the oldest public theater in Europe.



• As host to "Ultra" music fest, Hvar is known as a hot destination. It is made even hotter by the endorsement of superstars Beyonce and Jay Z. The power couple was even inspired to name their daughter after some particularly lovely ivy.










• Hvar was put on the market in 1932. There is no information available as to who sold it or who bought it. The only thing certain is that it is no longer for sale.



• 'Hvar' means where in Icelandic.






• Croatia is credited with inventing the necktie.



• Hvar is the self-proclaimed "sunniest spot in Europe" with 2,715 hours of sunlight in an average year.






• There are many different regional dialects in Hvar, and the island has a long history of stone masonry. As a result there are eight different words for 'chisel.'



• If you give birth on the Jadrolinija Ferry from Hvar your child will ride free for life!






Have you sailed to Hvar, Croatia, with Star Clippers? Share your fun facts and experiences in the comments below!


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