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BANJE BEACH, CROATIA

Sunday March 29, 2015

Banje Beach, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com

Banje Beach, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com

Banje Beach, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com

Banje Beach, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com
Banje Beach, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com

On our last full day in Dubrovnik, we left the city walls behind and strolled south where we spent an afternoon soaking in the sun on Banje Beach. Typically, I like empty stretches of sand when we travel, but the good vibes and contagious energy of this crowded paradise were irresistible. We climbed down to the beach and weaved through the summer crowd, quickly claiming the first patch of sand we could find. A typical summer afternoon on the packed Mediterranean … ♥

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

Sunday March 22, 2015

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

Dubrovnik, Croatia www.bucketlistbums.com

Croatia was a magical place. From walled cities to the sparkling Dalmatian coastline, Eastern Europe’s crown jewel was the epitome of wanderlust – a perfect mix of history, adventure and natural beauty. And with Dubrovnik being the first stop on our travels through Croatia, I fell under the country’s spell immediately … ♥

CAP CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Monday March 9, 2015

Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Before we jet off to any island, I do loads of research looking for the best stretch of beach on whatever tropical paradise we are visiting. Our itineraries are usually pretty packed, so it’s nice to carve out one day of dedicated R&R surrounded by white sand, clear water and turquoise shallows. After sifting through countless photos and travel guides, I decided on Juanillo Beach & Caletón Beach as beachy “musts” while exploring the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic …