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I tell stories.

On your channels or mine.

- Paul Bradbury

I’m Paul

Born in the rain in Manchester before moving to Croatia’s sunniest island of Hvar via Somaliland, I am a global traveller (visited 96 countries, lived in 10), award-winning writer, storyteller, author, public speaker, consultant, networker, and long-term resident (20 years) and passionate promoter of Croatia beyond the beach.

I can help connect you with your Croatian needs, and can help Croatian businesses connect to the world.

What is it like to live in Croatia? An expat for 20 years, you can follow my series, 20 Ways Croatia Changed Me in 20 Years, starting at the beginning – Business and Dalmatia.

Alternatively, you can order Croatia, a Survival Kit for Foreigners, which I co-authored with Lauren Simmonds, now available on Amazon.


  • Consultancy advice and introductions in Croatia;
  • Promotional articles and videos through my channels;
  • Website copy for your website;
  • Public speaking.


In addition to freelancing, I am focused on the following projects:

Total Croatia News (, a Google News partner and the largest English-language news portal about Croatia.

Total Croatia (, practical and tourist information about Croatia in several languages.

CROMADS (, authentic Croatian experiences, all over the country, 365 days a year.


Lavender, Dormice and a Donkey Named Mercedes (available on Amazon)

Guide books:

Hvar, an Insider’s Guide

Split, an Insider’s Guide


Lebanese Nuns Don’t Ski (available on Amazon)


Croatia, a Survival Kit for Foreigners, now on Amazon.

Around the World in 80 Disasters (due in 2023)

Croatia, the Road Less Travelled (due in 2023)

Around the World in 80 Disasters

Around the World in 80 Disasters is the next book to be published by Paul Bradbury. 80 Chapters of his travelling escapades – and fails – from the Soviet Union to Peru, Rwanda to Japan. And beyond. In order to generate some early interest, the initial chapters will be published as video stories.
The book will be available in June, 2023, but we are releasing video chapters, one a week, to build up interest. If you would like to receive these, please subscribe to the Around the World in 80 Disasters playlist.
If you would like to pre-order Around the World in 80 Disasters, or are interested in sponsorship options for the video channel, please contact [email protected]


  • Marko Polo FIJET Award for best international promotion of Croatia at Croatian Society of Journalists in 2014.
  • Marko Polo FIJET Award for Advent in Zagreb feature in 2017.
  • Best Online Feature at Medical Travel Media Awards in Kuala Lumpur in 2019.
  • International Medical Travel Journalist of the Year at Medical Travel Media Awards in Kuala Lumpur in 2020.
  • Total Croatia Travel INFO Viber Community – crisis management during COVID-19 in 2020 – 7 international awards.
  • Zagreb Digital Nomad Week 2021 – 2 awards at Conventa Crossover in Ljubljana.
  • Dubrovnik Digital Nomads in Residence Program 2021 – 2 awards at Conventa Crossover in Ljubljana.

From the press

Good Morning Croatia (Dobro jutro Hrvatska)

Romano Bolkovic 1 on 1 (questions in Croatian, answers in English with Croatian subtitles)

‘Injecting Positivity into the Default Negative Croatian Mindset’ – LEAP Summit

The Lost Elements of Travel

Presentation of CROMADS at Digital Nomad Week

International Media brought to Croatia – New York Times (Hvar), Sunday Times (Hvar), ABC News (Dubrovnik – 12.5 million viewers on Good Morning America)

Hire/Contact Me

To discuss your specific needs, please contact me on

[email protected]

Price list of services upon request.

Alternatively, follow me on LinkedIn.

You can also subscribe to the Paul Bradbury Croatia Expert YouTube Channel.