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Croatian Vacation Info


I know that people out there are trying to get more information about Croatia, so I thought I’d put together a post with links to ALL my blog entries about this beautiful country.  All in one handy-dandy location!    These are posts from the past several years – from my many travels in Croatia – doing touristy things AND also just every day stuff that Miloš and I do in the off-season while living a normal every-day life.

So whether you’re planning a day trip to Saharun Beach, or you just want to read about what kind of food you can get in Makarska, this is your one-stop-shop!  (Just click on the topic below, and the link will take you where you want to go!)

Croatia    Where is Croatia?




Croatia: Suggested Trip Itinerary Destinations

    Croatia: Photo Highlights




Pula, Croatia – 2016

    Croatia Photo Highlights: July 2014

IMG_0546    Crikvenica – Summer 2013

IMG_4342   Dining in Crikvenica and Selce

IMG_7387    Dining in Split and Makarska

    Dining in Makarska Part 2!

   Beaches and Nightlife in Makarska

IMG_7502    Dubrovnik – 2017

IMG_7498    Split, Croatia – 2013

    Brela Beach, Croatia – 2013

    Krk, Croatia – 2015

    Plitvice Lakes, Croatia – Spring Time

    Plitvice Lakes, Croatia – Winter Time

Venturing into the water...    Saharun Beach – 2012

Croatia Specialist    Poreč, Croatia – 2015

Motovun   Motovun, Croatia – 2015

    Rovinj, Croatia – 2015

Sitting at the edge of the water    Zadar Beaches – 2012

Restaurant Kaštel     Dining in Zadar – 2012

Greeting to the Sun    Zadar: Greeting to the Sun and Sea Organ – 2012

View of the sea from Lungo Mare    Arriving in Zadar (Day One) – 2012

Walking to lunch and posing by some boats!    Exploring Zadar (Day Two) – 2012

I still think this could be a cheesy print ad for yacht ownership...    Zadar Day 3 Highlights – 2012

Inside the Old Town section of Zadar    Zadar Old Town  (Day Four) – 2012

A view of the coastline from our spot on the pier    Zadar: Kolovare Beach area – 2012

a lovely sunny evening walk back to our hotel    More from Zadar (end of trip) – 2012

   Sea and Sky photo gallery

IMG_7364     Adventures at the  Nude Beaches – Croatia

IMG_0440     Croatian Maškare

parade3     Croatian Karneval: Rijeka (2014)

Karneval Collage



Croatian Karneval: Rijeka 2016

More register add-ons     Daily Life in Croatia – Winter time

Dancing at Maškare!     Croatian Nightlife – Winter time

IMG_8792 - Version 2     Croatian Language 101   AND  Learning Croatian

Scampi    Croatian Food

Posing by the sea with Selce in the background.    My Very First Trip to Croatia – March 2012

There are more random blog entries that I’ve posted from my copious amounts of time in Croatia, but most are just our daily routine stuff while we’re there – not as much info for vacation planning.  But if you DO want more info, just ask and I’m happy to share any info I can to help you have a great trip to Croatia!

(And if any of the links aren’t working or are directed incorrectly, just let me know!  I’ll fix ’em right up!





Our favorite cove on Kačjak, Crikvenica

Our favorite cove on Kačjak, Crikvenica





Saharun Beach

Saharun Beach

View of the sunset near Sax Bar

View of the sunset near Sax Bar, Crikvenica

Inside the Old Town section of Zadar - Jen & Miloš

Inside the Old Town section of Zadar – Jen & Miloš

Posing in the mist of the falls - Plitvice Lakes

Posing in the mist of the falls – Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes

Krk, Croatia

Krk, Croatia



Looking down at the Stradun, Dubrovnik


Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

8 thoughts on “Croatian Vacation Info

  1. So happy I found this, thank you! Need to look into all the posts, but this is great. I will be visiting Croatia next week, I can’t wait to get to know this beautiful country.

  2. This is great! I’m just writing up my Croatia Road trip but its not as extensive as yours…Which is your favourite part?

    • I think it would be too hard for me to pick a favorite at this point – having spent so much time in Croatia. Milos and I really liked Makarska – enough that we’re returning there for a week this summer. We also REALLY want to get back to Plitvice to see more of it – it’s truly amazing. I’d say each place has it’s special aspects – we loved eating in Zadar, the beaches in Brela, the sheer amazing beauty of Plitvice, the ancient-ness of Diocletian’s Palace in Split, and of course, I have a fondness for Milos’ hometown of Crikvenica, simply because it’s part of him. 🙂

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