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Travel Stories of 2016: Our Year in 10 Vignettes

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When traveling, it’s the individual moments that truly make a mark: the few minutes of taking in a view, the snippets of memorable dialogue with someone that we just met. It would be impossible to list out every second that has touched me this year–I can’t count that high nor write that many words in a reasonable amount of time–but there are some that stick out in particular, for better…

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Show Me The Money: Travel Budget for Croatia

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Our two weeks in Croatia were characterized by expensive days (excursions, lodging that was on the pricier side for our trip), balanced with very inexpensive days–for one entire week in Jelsa, we paid for almost nothing outside of our lodging and groceries. The balance worked…

Things to Do in Dubrovnik

A Visit to Delightful Dubrovnik


When planning our trip to Dubrovnik, the advice we got from other travelers and Croats alike was clear: “One day, maybe two, is plenty! It’s a small city, there’s really not much there.” Well, I’m sure they meant well, but we definitely should not have…

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Overcoming Fear Through Travel

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I’ve never thought of myself as a person who is scared of heights. I happily peer over the edge of cliffs, I’m somewhat of a roller coaster addict, and flying in airplanes has never bothered me. Hang gliding and skydiving are both on my list…

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Krka vs. Plitvice: Which One Should You Visit?


I recently learned the most exciting fact that I’ve heard in awhile: Croatia has eight national parks to explore. I can’t wait to get to all of them in the next several years, but there is no doubt that two are more famous than the…

Zadar and the Art of Downtime

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Confession: we did not see nearly as much as we intended to in Zadar, Croatia. This coastal town, complete with Roman ruins, deserves much more than the half-speed pass through we gave it during our 3 day visit. Which, leads me to another big theme…

Guide to Plitvice Lakes National Park

Guide to Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia


Time Allotted: 2 full days Cost of Park: 26.83 USD pp for a two day ticket (June 2015) Lodging Type: Airbnb Transportation: Rental Car Plitvice Lakes National Park Let me just start here: this is one of the most magnificent places I have ever visited…