CityLove: Day Trips from Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, for all of its beauty, is a small city. While there are plenty of things to do in this gorgeous Croatian seaside town, if you’re planning on spending more than a few days, I always suggest taking some day trips. While it is easy to simply spend time lounging at the beach, dining onContinue reading “CityLove: Day Trips from Dubrovnik”

Daily Wanderlust: Split from above

It’s been nearly four years since I started┬ád travels ’round. In that time, I have traveled much of Europe, parts of Africa, SE Asia and have become an expat in Thailand. To say four years flies by is a HUGE understatement. Today, I want to pay homage to the town that started this life ofContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Split from above”

Daily Wanderlust: the tranquility of Solta, Croatia

There are few places in the world I refer to as “paradise.” Very few. Solta, Croatia is one of them. A 45-minute ferry ride from the charming city of Split, this little ┬átechnicolor island is void of tourists. Here, you can get a sweet taste of the slow island life and enjoy everything from fresh-pressedContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: the tranquility of Solta, Croatia”

Daily Wanderlust: Alleyway graffiti in Zagreb

Before I officially hit my 30-Life-Crisis, I headed to Croatia for a holiday. My first stop in the magical and life-changing country was Zagreb, the capital of the country. I’m a bit unconventional in terms of what I desire out of visits to foreign places (I’m so churched out!), so I popped in my headphonesContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Alleyway graffiti in Zagreb”

Daily Wanderlust: Island paradise in Croatia

Croatia is one of those countries that holds a very special spot in my heart. It’s the place where I opened my mind to others and was enlightened; was witness to the kindness of strangers; met one of the most remarkable women in the world; and was where I learned about love, life and lossContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Island paradise in Croatia”

Escape of the Week: Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park, located in Croatia, is one of the most beautiful places I have ever had the priviledge to explore. Seriously. The park, which is the perfect (and gorgeous) day trip, features 16 stunning bright blue lakes packed with waterfalls rushing down cliffs. Blue-green lakes, which change color depending on what’s going onContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Plitvice Lakes National Park”

Daily Wanderlust: Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia was my the first stop in my 30-th Birthday World Tour in September, 2009. It was also the city which reinvigorated my love of travel, re-introduced me to crazy backpacker antics courtesy of some Aussies, let me believe (for a moment) in Hollywood endings, and eventually, began this crazy journey I am onContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: Zagreb, Croatia”

Daily Wanderlust: clean clothes in Split

It took me an instant to fall in love with Split. And even less time to realize my traveling days were in front of me, not in the past (thanks to a certain person who provided instantaneous enlightenment). Nearly one year after I left Split, I found myself back in this seaside town, life entirelyContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: clean clothes in Split”

Escape of the Week: Brela, Croatia

It’s no secret I love Croatia. It is what sparked my blog, it is what sparked my desire to quit my job and head out to explore more of the world. When I booked my long-term travel, I knew I wanted Croatia to be where I would end my trip. There is something magical aboutContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Brela, Croatia”

I am thankful for …

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It’s the time when I get to come home from wherever I am, and spend precious moments with my parents, my brother, my gorgeous little niece, and my friends from childhood and beyond. It’s the time of year when I bundle up and head East to breatheContinue reading “I am thankful for …”