The Summer of 9 Islands

I am back! I can’t believe it’s already August. Just two months ago I was busy running around ending the school year and getting ready to get married. Well time has passed and it was one of the best summers of my life.

Our adventure began in Martha’s Vineyard where we got hitched! It was a tremendous event. My favorite part…watching over 80 people related to our lives come together to celebrate our love.

Shortly after our wedding we headed on a month-long honeymoon to both Croatia and Slovenia. Talk about an unbelievable adventure. While planning our trip many people were quite incredulous about our destination. People kept commenting, “Why there?” My now husband just smiled and said, “Once you see it you will know.”

Our trip was packed with delicious seafood, jaw-dropping blue waters, lush greenery, and rocky craggs. We started in the southern part of Croatia.

2) Lokrum is a small island near Dubrovnik. It was so relaxing to walk through the trees and take dips in the ocean.

3,4,5) We visited the Elafiti Islands (Kolocep, Lopud, Sipan) via boat tour. I was amazed by the amazing stone buildings lining the shorelines of the towns. So charming!

6) Vis Island was one of my favorites. The combination of delicious seafood, lovely scenery, and friendly people had me wanting to stay for a while. Activities we enjoyed? Riding a scooter through the countryside and boating into the Blue Cave.

7)  Brac Island is home to one of the most famous beaches in Croatia (Zlatni Rat). And what a gorgeous beach it was. In the town of Bol there was also a lovely waterfront that made for a great evening hangout spot.

8) Being in Rab Town on Rab Island was like stepping into the middle ages. Picture stone buildings with cobblestone streets overlooking the Adriatic Sea. We drove to Suha Punta which was a park consisting of beaches and coves to spend the day relaxing by the water.

Our 9th island was in Bled, Slovenia. Bled contained a gorgeous lake with an island in the middle. On said island there was a fabulous church that was so picturesque it had me saying, “Woah!” IMG_9554[1]

Well now consider yourself in the know. Croatia and its neighbor Slovenia are both amazing countries with a lot of offer all kinds of visitors. I am so very grateful we got to have these experiences.



Catalina Island

Last week the boyfriend took me on a romantic getaway to Santa Catalina Island for three days. It was a great reprieve from the previous week where we spent many hours sorting and moving his things out of his apartment.

The first day, we enjoyed a walk along the harbor, mini golf, and Wicki Wackers (a local bars spin on Mai Tai’s- kooky straw hat included.)

The next day, we hiked an 8-mile loop around the main town of Avalon. The hike went inland for about 2.5 miles and then along the ridge of the mountain top. Even though I was exhausted by mile 6, the views were really outstanding.


The last day was when the real relaxation happened. We walked over to the Descanso Beach Club to soak in the sun and savor a couple of Rum Punches. It was the perfect end to a lovely 3 days. 

Stay tuned for more travel posts as we leave for a northern East Coast excursion in a few days. Happy Monday!