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Plitvice Lakes

I love nature and am a big fan of hiking, so I was delighted when I had the opportunity to hike the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia’s Nacionalni park Plitvicka jezera. The park is the oldest in Southeast Europe, one of the first natural sites designated a UNESCO world heritage site and just chock full of […]

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Anita MacJuly 8, 2013 - 7:10 pm

Loved hiking through the park as well. I have to say – in the middle of August, I rarely saw so few people!

RichardJuly 23, 2013 - 3:29 am

This place is high up my travel bucket list. Great photos – it looks like hardly anyone’s around!

SherJuly 23, 2013 - 2:11 pm

I went to the park really early, around 8 or 9 am so I could try to avoid the main crowds! To get these shots, I also waited for what felt like EVERYONE to pass me by, ha!

[…] take care of the logistical planning – a rental car is really necessary to see for example, the Plitvice waterfalls, as the national park is in a remote part of the country without readily available public […]

[…] if you do!). I visited Slovenia for 3 days after my trip to Croatia, as it’s relatively close to Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes and I went northward to Slovenia after Croatia and then on to Venice. This is the day by day route […]

Suzanne - TravelbunnyMarch 31, 2016 - 9:42 am

Looks gorgeous – well up there on the wishlist!

SherMarch 31, 2016 - 10:54 am

Hi Suzanne! Glad you liked the post. If you haven’t been to Croatia, I’d also recommend looking into Krka waterfall national park where you can actually swim in the lakes. Happy travels!

Split, Croatia

Split was the last leg in my Croatia tour. I have barely any pictures from my stay and to be honest, remember it the least. I think I spent most of the time walking around and was simply photo’ed out after almost two weeks of traveling and taking pictures. The city is famous for Diocletian’s […]

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Anita MacJuly 8, 2013 - 7:11 pm

Loved my time in Split….fun to just wander around and soak up the cafe culture of town.

[…] Croatia and its neighboring countries. The focus of my trip was to visit Croatia – Dubrovnik, Split, and the Dalmatian Coast are great new spots to visit if you’ve already been to Italy, France and […]

SApril 11, 2016 - 10:01 am

Beautiful photos! I really want to go to Croatia, hopefully it will be this summer.

SherApril 11, 2016 - 11:14 am

Thanks! Let me know if you need any tips when planning your trip :)

Montenegro’s Old Town of Kotor

Kotor is known as one of the most well preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean, with an abundance of squares, churches, cathedrals and museums. It only took around an hour or two to explore on foot but the cobble stone streets are windy and narrow. I’d imagine it could be hectic during prime tourist season […]

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JoyceNovember 3, 2014 - 9:53 am
SherNovember 3, 2014 - 11:16 am

ha, was this on your list? I went there a bit unexpectedly but it was very cool to see the old town and also the lake!

Bay of Kotor

  The drive around Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor is long but break taking, with a full view of the sea and red roofed houses dotted all around it. The shot above was taken on the way back to Croatia, where I took the 1 hour ferry and cut straight across the Bay. We visited the […]

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[…] hour’s drive south of Dubrovnik and make for a great day trip! The coastal drive along the Bay of Kotor is definitely a must. For those short on time, the town offers a ferry ride across the Bay which I […]

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Pearl of the Adriatic “those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik and find it” – George Bernard Shaw I was looking forward to Dubrovik the most out of all the cities on my Eastern Europe tour and it definitely didn’t disappoint! Yes, the water is actually that blue and yes, you can […]

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Felicia SheltonMarch 26, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Thank you for these beautiful photos.
Are you a travel photographer?

Keep up the great work!

Felicia
http://www.nearandfar.wordpress.com

SherMarch 26, 2014 - 3:51 pm

I wish! I just have a love for travel and photography and a very dry day job at the moment. Maybe one day I’ll be able to make the transition :)

JoyceNovember 3, 2014 - 9:48 am

I’m so jealous you got to go! Croatia got really popular this year/after game of thrones and I really want to go next year so I’ll ask you for recs :)

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SherNovember 3, 2014 - 11:15 am

yeah it seems like everyone is going to Croatia now!! Dubrovnik and Plitvice were my two favorite cities in the country – so so pretty.

CherylMay 15, 2015 - 3:57 am

Hi Sher,

I came across your space while researching for my trip to Dubrovnik. Your photos look amazing! They just add on to the excitement that is already building up.

I wanted to ask you for your recommendations on activities in Dubrovnik, and the length of your stay. Also, is staying outside of Old Town a good choice?

I love to sightsee and trek/hike while taking in what the city has to offer. I look forward to hearing from you on your suggestions!

Thank you and have a great weekend! (:

SherMay 15, 2015 - 9:13 am

Hi Cheryl, thanks for stopping by! Definitely get excited, Dubrovnik was one of my favorite stops in Croatia. I stayed at Hotel Lapad, which is a quaint hotel / house outside of the old town, about 5 minutes away by bus (link is above in the post). I really liked the hotel and don’t think you need to stay inside the Old Town itself. The Old Town is very very touristy and tends to get flocked with tourists during peak hours and then pretty much everyone leaves at night.

Activity wise – walking above the old town walls is a great activity. You get an amazing view of the sea, the boats and the city itself. If you decide to go all the way around, it’s also a great workout, especially in the heat (takes about 3 -4 hours if you stop to take photos along the way). You can also find a beach to lay out on, or take a boat out on the water. There’s some great restaurants within the Old Town itself where you can have some seafood paella with a view right on the water. If you’re into game of thrones, there are also some tours that will show you where certain scenes where filmed, etc. In general though, the Old Town is a self contained fort so you can just wander and get lost.

I stayed in Dubrovnik for 3 days and that was perfect! Even if you only have 1 day, I think you can cover everything in the Old Town, just depends if you want an extra day to go to the beach or kayak perhaps.

Sher

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24 Hours in Zagreb, CroatiaNovember 2, 2016 - 3:37 pm

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24 Hours in Zagreb, Croatia

I recently took a trip to Eastern Europe (and a much needed break from work). My first stop was a flight to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia and a gorgeous city. Zagreb was the easiest point to fly into internationally and from the capital, we spent two weeks onwards exploring Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice, Ljubljana and […]

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LyndsayApril 3, 2016 - 2:53 pm

Loved this post, I’m currently planning a trip to Croatia, so I can’t wait to visit Zagreb, it looks just beautiful!

Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches Travel & Lifestyle Blog

p.s – thanks for pinning over at ‘Bloggers Unite’ I’ve shared this post for you!

SherApril 10, 2016 - 1:18 pm

whoo you will LOVE croatia Lyndsay! It’s such a beautiful country and the food is amazingg

SallyJune 19, 2016 - 5:23 am

Your pictures are great! What restaurant did you eat that food? Looks so yum!

maryamMarch 20, 2017 - 8:19 am

Lovely posts sher

New Year’s Eve: Going from Day to Night

And the countdown to 2017 begins!

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Stacie @ Divine LifestyleDecember 29, 2016 - 2:27 pm

You look absolutely lovely. I love those looks. They’re simple but elegant. That’s the best type of outfit!

SherDecember 29, 2016 - 3:48 pm

Thanks Stacie :) Hope you are having a festive holiday season!

Chelley @ A is For AdelaideDecember 29, 2016 - 7:30 pm

I absolutely love the pants and those heels! What perfect outfits you’ve chosen!

Amy DesrosiersDecember 29, 2016 - 8:21 pm

I love how you easily transitioned to your night look. The Lucky Brand is such a fashionable one! Love the shoes.

TaraDecember 29, 2016 - 8:48 pm

What a fabulous jacket! I love how versatile it is. I will have to check out Lucky Brand.

Ann BacciagliaDecember 29, 2016 - 9:33 pm

We are spending a quiet night at home watching movies for New Years. This is the best time of the year for shopping. There are so many great deals.

Lisa BristolDecember 29, 2016 - 9:35 pm

This year for New years we are going to spend the night with our family. We are all gathering at my Sister in Laws house. I am doing some baking to bring with me.

Liz MaysDecember 29, 2016 - 9:40 pm

The new jacket looks great! That was an awesome find. I’m liking both the day and night styles.

AliciaDecember 29, 2016 - 10:20 pm

They have some great clothes! I love shopping when there are great deals to be found.

Dawn Gibson-ThigpenDecember 30, 2016 - 1:47 pm

wow i love all your looks. and each pair of shoes is gorg.

Reesa LewandowskiDecember 31, 2016 - 8:08 pm

What great looks! As a mom, I find myself needing looks they can go from day to night easily.