How to Survive Yacht Week

How to Survive Yacht Week

How to Survive Yacht Week Croatia Yacht Week was not originally on my radar when I set off on my trip.  However, when I soon realized I’d be in Europe (more specifically Croatia) in the early summer, I was hard pressed to find a reason not to go!  While I had a good idea what I was getting into thanks to reading a few other helpful blogs, I decided to compile a post detailing tips that I’d wish I’d known ahead of time.  Yacht Week was truly an insane week,…

Dazzled by Dubrovnik

Dazzled by Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Dubrovnik is a city rapidly rising in the tourism scene.  Over the past five years or so, it has experienced a boom in visitors, as people are finally catching on to the beauty of Croatia.  Another prime reason is due to the hit TV show, “Game of Thrones” on HBO, which films quite a few scenes here.  It is located right on the coast (like almost all of the large Croatian cities), and is a prime stopping point for Mediterranean cruise ships. Dubrovnik is well known for its red…

The Waterfalls of Krka National Park

The Waterfalls of Krka National Park

Krka National Park Krka was another national park that was high on my list to visit while I was in Croatia.  Located about 60 miles north of the coastal town of Split, Krka is easily accessible as a day trip from there.  Similar to tour companies in Zadar offering package deals to visit Plitvice, there were many in Split offering trips to Krka. How to get to Krka National Park from Split via Bus Split’s bus station is located near the pier and is hard to miss.  At the ticket…

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park was high on my Croatia to-do list.  Whilst perusing other travel blogs, I was mesmerized by their pictures and descriptions of this beautiful park.  The beautiful turquoise water served as a nice contrast to the surrounding trees and foilage. When I was in Zadar (and later in Split), I came across many tour agencies offering guided tours to Plitvice.  “It’s the only way to see it.” they would tell me in their best sales pitch.  Due to my aversion to guided tours…

The Magnificent Sunsets of Zadar, Croatia

The Magnificent Sunsets of Zadar, Croatia

Zadar is a small town located on the coast of the Adriatic, a couple hours north of the popular tourist destination of Split.  Plitvice National Park was a bit more accessible from Zadar versus Split, and I had heard that Zadar provided some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world, I knew I had to make a stop here. My first impressions of Croatia were that it reminded me a lot of Italy.  Zadar boasted brightly colored buildings, cobblestone streets, and small quaint cafes with an abundant of outdoor…