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a road trip in croatia

March 10, 2015

nate and i have been talking about our next big travel plans a lot… we are debating between instanbul, bali or rio… with the kids!! i know it sounds aggressive, but we love to travel and our kiddos are pretty good at it. i’ve been strolling down memory lane and i thought i would post about our trip to croatia in 2009…

we joked that croatia was our baby making trip :-) we had officially decided to try to get pregnant after 5 years of marriage and a lot of fun in atlanta, new york and adventures abroad. while we didn’t actually end up getting pregnant on this trip, it was just weeks later when we got home that alexa was conceived.

regardless, our trip to croatia was one of our favorite adventures.

0_croatianate and i journeyed from the northenmost tip of croatia to the bottom and back in a little rental car called a skoda!

while croatia is a nation of islands (more than a thousand isles, keys and peninsulas dot the aquamarine waters along its Adriatic shores) it’s also a land of vineyards, with more than 300 geographically defined wine districts! there was a lot of great wine… and it was incredibly inexpensive.

we stayed at this amazing little vrbo in the orebic, croatia called villa antonio. i’m not sure the cost of staying there now, but at the time it was such a great deal it was nuts. food was included in our stay and we ate like a king and queen. it was so incredible. the view and the pool weren’t half bad either.



nate and i literally spent every day wandering towns and villages … it was so clean… strangely clean actually! the roads were perfect, it was super inexpensive, the food was good… we couldn’t quite understand why everyone wasn’t planning their vacations in croatia. it really felt like an escape.

we took a boat trip one day out to the island of korcula–it happens to be where marco polo was born. it was so beautiful.

this photo is from the city of bol, on the island of brac. the beach was called zlatni-rat beach.

we took a car ferry one night to rab. they call it the happy island… we kind of agree with their nickname, it was magical.

of all the cities in croatia, rovinj was our favorite. we love, love italy… rovinj felt like the croatian version of venice… or a little coastal italian town. it was absolutely enchanting.

we adored our charming little stay in rovinj at casa garzotto. it was such a romantic little getaway. it is funny, one of the things i remember the most was their yummy muesli every morning for breakfast!


one of the great things about all the towns along the coastline was that no matter where you went, there were people enjoying the beach… the water was crystal clear and the beach was made up of soft stones so it was super clean. it was magical.



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