Shirtless Pipeaway blogger Ivan Kralj walking over the Red Dunes sands in Mui Ne, Vietnam - photo by Ivan Kralj
So who the heck is this guy?

My name is Ivan Kralj. I am a wanderer. After successful careers in the fields of Croatian journalism and European cultural production, I have opted for the life of a full-time traveler. Yes, I know, you have already heard so many stories about people leaving their steady 9-to-5 jobs for revolutionary adventures such as traveling the world. Supposedly, they end up laying around on paradise beaches, sipping cocktails while the slaves are running to serve them, and telling you, between their sips, that it’s possible for you too to adopt their seemingly amazing lifestyle! Well, hopefully, this is not that kind of story.

Our colleague Ivan Kralj is the new proof that God does not exist. In fact, if the Supreme would have existed, Ivan Kralj would have already done an interview with him. from the yearly journalist award explanation

I felt the world is changing so fast in front of our eyes that I needed to pipe my ship away from the beautiful Croatian shores (check them out if you can), and get to see the rest before it’s gone. Terrorists destroying historical treasures in the Middle East, European countries defending their borders from immigrants with barbed wire, political changes in the United States or the Cuban president passing away, climate changes melting the ice caps and sinking the islands, animal species getting extinct… The list of radical changes of our environment goes on and on.

What is left to save and how to do it?

In order to share the mapping of the extraordinary people, places, and passions, I have started a blog: pipeaway.com. It will not save the world, but hopefully, it will save my memories of what I find truly valuable about it. Amazing individuals, one-of-a-kind locations and the rituals we engage in to make us closer… These are all the stories worth telling. Hopefully, they can inspire others to do amazing things, to find courage for life changing decisions and hug each other before we are gone.

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Pipeaway is open for following collaborations:

  • Press trips
  • Hotels, restaurants and experiences reviews/features
  • Tour/attractions features
  • Product reviews
  • Festivals coverage
  • Freelance writing and photography
  • Guest posts in other media
  • Interviews
  • Advertising
  • Travel advising/planning
Awards and honors
  • Yearly journalist award for investigative journalism (TV), CJA, 1999
  • Yearly journalist award for the best reportage (print), CJA, 2000
  • Yearly journalist award for the best interview (print), CJA, 2001
  • The website of the year, editor-in-chief, Radio 101 Award, 2004
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