Croatia

Adventures in Croatia, Bosnia &

 the Adriatic Sea

Before leaving for our 2016 world tour we would admit that Croatia wasn't initially on our radar for our travels throughout Europe.  However due to the Schengen visa requirement (a 3 month travel limit through the majority of Europe) and the amount of time we planned to travel there (4 months) we needed to spend some time in a non-Schengen visa country and not risk the possibility of getting deported!  After hearing multiple times how amazing Croatia, a non-Schengen visa country, is from many travelers met around the world we decided we would spend almost two weeks there.  It turns out that decision was one of the biggest surprises and best we have made during our journey!

 

After relaxing in Northern Croatia and swimming the waterfalls of Krka National Park, we headed South to continue our travels with an action packed week of caves, islands, cliff jumping and fresh seafood with special guest Jill aka The Yillster, Sean's cousin, and her friend Joe!

 

We met up with Jill and Joe in the city of Split, made our way by ferry to the party island of Hvar, rented a car and took a detour to Bosina, and ended up in the beautiful Dubrovnik, home to Game of Thrones King's Landing.

 

Here our some of our faves from an incredible week with friends and family exploring Croatia and the insanely beautiful Adriatic Sea...

Jill and Joe arrive in Split!
Jill and Joe arrive in Split!
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scuba steve
scuba steve

Enjoying the Adriatic in Hvar...

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haha, thanks Jill!
haha, thanks Jill!
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Boat tour to the Island of Vis, cliff jumping, and the blue caves...

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loungin Laura
loungin Laura
good times!
good times!
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blue cave
blue cave
village on Vis
village on Vis
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fresh catch, mmm mmm
fresh catch, mmm mmm
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crazy cliff jumping
crazy cliff jumping
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Road trip along the coast to Dubrovnik, but first a pit stop through Bosnia for some waterfalls!

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Bosnian border
Bosnian border
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Laura and Jill hang under the falls
Laura and Jill hang under the falls
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Bosnian falls
Bosnian falls
paradise
paradise
Croatian coast
Croatian coast
the countryside
the countryside

We have arrived in King's Landing!

Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
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home of the great Toni Kukoc, Croatia loves da Bulls!
home of the great Toni Kukoc, Croatia loves da Bulls!
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castle walls and cocktails
castle walls and cocktails
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Santorini Touchdown Yillster
Santorini Touchdown Yillster

The company, food, local people, beaches and stunning Adriatic Sea made Croatia such an amazing adventure.  Hvala Croatia!  However it was time to leave one paradise and head to another, Greece!  We would spend our first few days in Santorini highlighted by a 4th of July celebration with Jill and friends Joe, LJ and Kevin followed by our first visit from our parents during our journey!

 

After 6 months of travel the countdown to sailing the Greek Isles with Sean's parents Don and Marsh officially begins!!!!  Opa!

11 Comments on “Croatia

  1. Gorgeous!! Laura, what kind of camera do you have? Your pictures are fantastic! Barb & Casie’s friend Kim (:

  2. Wow those waterfalls are amazing! Meanwhile I just finished a month in beautiful Santa Cruz, climbed Mt. Whitney, went to Yosemite and infiltrated the Argentine Tango scene. All the best, Sarah

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