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Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest that right now is the right time to visit Croatia because after years of transition, this seaside nation has put its past behind it and is getting down to what it does best: hosting visitors hungry for its island-studded shoreline. Also, after 50 years of communism, Croatia has learned how to separate its formerly collectivized gourmet ingredients and hone their excellence. Where red and white wines were once general table varieties, for instance, they are now top-shelf merlots, cabernets and chardonnays. Finally, on July 1, 2013, Croatia is slated to join the European Union. Though this doesn’t necessarily mean permanent change, Croatia will certainly find itself in another unprecedented time of transition. The upshot? Visiting Croatia during its fully independent days means visiting Croatia now.