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Zadar, Croatia – The World’s Most Beautiful Sunset | Travel

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Blog, Mine, Travel | One Comment
Zadar, Croatia – The World’s Most Beautiful Sunset | Travel

After our day trip to Plitvice we continued on south in our car and made our way to Zadar. We arrived a little later than planned because of our late start in the morning from Volosko but luckily we got in with still some day light left. A big selling point of adding Zadar to our itinerary was it's legendary sunset. Alfred Hitchcock described it as the following: “The sunset of Zadar is the world’s most beautiful and incomparably better than in Key West, Florida.” After experiencing the sunset for ourselves I definitely agree with him.

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia | Travel

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Blog, Mine, Travel | No Comments
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia | Travel

This was one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited and is unlike anything I've ever seen before. Plitvice Lakes National Park is a UNIESCO World Heritage Site and is a collection of lakes arranged in beautiful waterfalls and cascades. It's one of those places in nature that doesn't feel real when you're there. The park is also very well arranged and maintained. It's highly accessible and it's completely filled with walkways and bridges that will take you right up to the waterfalls, close enough even to get sprayed which adds to the surreal feel of the park.

Istria, Croatia – Pula, Rovinj, Grozngan, Motovun, Volosko | Travel

Posted by on Jul 5, 2014 in Blog, Mine, Travel | One Comment
Istria, Croatia – Pula, Rovinj, Grozngan, Motovun, Volosko | Travel

After Ljubljana we took a bus to Rijeka Croatia and picked up a rental car that would be with us for the rest of the trip. The plan for the day was to make our way to Rovinj from Rijeka while stopping in Pula to see it's Roman amphitheater. We would stay in Rovinj for two nights and then drive through the hill towns making our way to the fishing town of Volosko. Istria is at the northern most part of Croatia and is known to have the biggest Italian influence in the country. The entire area was ruled by the Venetians and is only a few hours away from Venice. On a clear day you can actually see Venice from Rovinj's bell tower.

Ljubljana, Slovenia | Travel

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 in Blog, Mine, Travel | 2 Comments
Ljubljana, Slovenia | Travel

Ljubljana doesn't have any must see sights nor is it very big for a capital city but it's a fantastic place to just be. It has the essential ingredients for a great European city. An atmospheric cute pedestrian only old town - check. A castle on a hill - check. Great architecture from a famous architect (Jože Plečnik) - check. A canal with atmospheric cafes and restaurants - check. It's no wonder Rick Steves calls Ljubljana the next next Prague (after Krakow). There's great food, cafes, and bars littered throughout the city. We could spend hours just hanging out and wandering around from cafe to cafe.

Lake Bled, Slovenia | Travel

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Blog, Mine, Travel | One Comment
Lake Bled, Slovenia | Travel

This was the first stop on our trip through the Balkans. When planning our itinerary we heard a lot of recommendations to stay in Lake Bohinj instead of Bled because it was less touristy and supposedly just as beautiful. In fact every local we asked in Slovenia about which lake they visit they all unanimously said Bohinj because Bled was too touristy. But in the end we chose Bled because of the amazing Castle and Church on an island views. We see plenty of gorgeous lakes living next to the Sierra's. How often do we get to visit a lake with a Castle and Church on an island that looks like something out of a fairy tale?? Never!