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LOKRUM ISLAND, CROATIA

Friday April 29, 2016

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Lokrum, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com

Lokrum, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com

Lokrum, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com

Lokrum, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com

We spent most of our time on Lokrum Island enjoying my favorite pastime in Croatia: Sunbathing. It sounds silly, but there is nothing quite like it on this stretch of The Adriatic Sea. Like most of Croatia’s islands, swim ladders dotted the Lokrum shoreline, and I had déjà vu flashbacks (Hvar) as we claimed two rocks for sunbathing, and then climbed into the clearest swirls of brilliant turquoise. Adriatic bliss …

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

Friday April 22, 2016

Dubrovnik, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com

Dubrovnik, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com

Dubrovnik, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com

Dubrovnik, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com

Dubrovnik, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com

I wanted to pinch myself as our boat pulled into Dubrovnik’s sweeping harbor. It had been almost a year since our first visit to King’s Landing – the start of a wildly infectious trip along Croatia’s dreamy Dalmatian coastline where we were bit by all kinds of wanderlust in Korcula, Hvar, Vis, Proizd, SplitPlitvice and Dubrovnik. I remember leaving Croatia with a heavy heart – it had quickly become one of my favorite places in the world. Needless to say, we were overjoyed (and grateful) to be back for another adventure.

BUDVA, MONTENEGRO

Monday April 4, 2016

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Budva, Montenegro www.bucketlistbums.com

Budva, Montenegro www.bucketlistbums.com

Budva, Montenegro www.bucketlistbums.com

Budva, Montenegro www.bucketlistbums.com

As we traveled through Montenegro in late August, we learned that Budva was THE place to holiday in eastern Europe. In fact, it felt like ALL of Montenegro and Serbia had flocked to this beachside destination packed with outdoor bars, clubs, promenade eats and the most darling of Montenegro’s walled cities. I’m of a rare breed that loves the energy of Europe’s summer crowds, but even I was a bit weary of the Budva masses – we’d never seen so many people …