Our favorite little adriatic seaside town – Dubrovnik.  Hands down.  We loved strolling through the stradun, walking the loooong city walls, sipping posip – a new favorite croatian wine, taking a dip in the ocean and just being beach bums.  
How such a beautiful place was bombed in recent years, I don’t know.
Much of the old town has been lovingly restored, but then you pass by a house that did not.  Bullet wholes literally covering entire walls.  The people of Croatia amaze me, having experienced war and regime changes in this lifetime.
They are truly some of the kindest people we have met, filled with life and love for their country, and extremely helpful too.  Their resilience will continue to inspire me.
And their country is darn beautiful too.
today IS a good day.
i would have buns of steel if i lived in dubrovnik.  stairs everywhere.
i asked for an iced coffee.  i got coffee with ice cream, whipped creme and sprinkles.  no complaints here (:

umm… everyone was doing this?  JB said i had to, too.  ?
Coming up, while I’m away in Russia and Berlin.
A guest post from Kelley Maria.
The City walls of Dubrovnik
Trogir, Croatia
Budva & Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

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  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    oops, forgot to email you about berlin…doing that now.

    have i ever told you that my sister, who has been to, like, every euro country, says croatia is hands down her fav? can you believe i've never been? shameful!

    August 3, 2011 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Brandi @ Home Team Dreams

    Love the pictures Sarah! The water is so beautiful! πŸ™‚

    August 3, 2011 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Heather

    Ok so 1) JBs ghetto lips are perfect. 2) I'm going to start ordering iced coffee everywhere I go in hopes that it's made like that! 3) That beach?? That water?? Simply gorgeous.

    Another post of pics that makes me ooh and aah…I'm so living vicariously through you! We ARE about the same height anyways, so it's basically like we are the same person, right? haha!

    August 3, 2011 at 11:23 am
  • Reply ashley // chasing heartbeats

    Croatia has been has my must-see list for years now, your photos are gorgeous and reminding why i NEED to go there. Next year I am making it happen!

    August 3, 2011 at 11:26 am
  • Reply jillian :: cornflake dreams.

    the water is so pretty and colorful!! what a pretty place to be. i love that last photo too πŸ™‚ xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

    August 3, 2011 at 11:59 am
  • Reply Collins

    Your photos blow me away….you and your husband are so pretty (don't let him be offended by that!)…the iced coffee looks delicious…and I now want to visit Croatia!

    August 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply homeseed

    STUNNING photos. oh my…

    August 3, 2011 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply

    Absolutely beautiful…but I think your photography skills make any place look great…even ghetto signs!

    August 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Holly

    I love the little photo of the clothes hanging up in the window, it's cuteeeee

    August 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Cyn

    Your pictures are beautiful!

    August 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    These pictures are stunning – I've always wanted to go to Croatia!

    August 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply Kristyn Grace

    I was there about 6 years ago and I have to say, it looks even more wonderful now! Great pictures!

    August 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Emily

    1. JB's ghetto impression is prob my fave. i think he and i would crack you and nick up.

    2. along those lines, my landlady in Chicago was Croatian, and i do a mean impersonation of her accent.

    3. have i told you lately that you're pretty? cuz you totes are.

    that's all.

    August 3, 2011 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Belly B

    These pictures are…. unbelievable to say the least. I am so jealous!!!

    Belly B πŸ™‚

    August 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply SHF

    Your pink shorts and blue dress are perfect vacation pieces! I'm so in love with the cut of your blue dress. Also, never have I ever wanted to go to Croatia, but now I do!


    August 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply soanthro

    I want your life more than most things, looks like such a lovely time!! πŸ™‚

    August 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    so gorgggg!!!! i love that blue dress sadiiiieeee!! xoxox love you!!! have so much fun in russia.

    August 3, 2011 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Ana MF

    OMG, that ocean is so blue, so pretty! Those pics make me want to go on vacation right now!

    The ghetto picture made me laugh! πŸ™‚

    August 3, 2011 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply whennerdmetnerdier

    Safe travels!! Can't wait to see more pictures.

    August 3, 2011 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Kris

    I don't know how I haven't found your blog yet, but I really am enjoying it! Beautiful pics!

    August 3, 2011 at 5:00 pm
  • Reply Anait

    I think Croatia is now a front runner for my {one day} honeymoon…it has beaches and culture, perfection! Have an amazing time in my motherland {russia!}

    August 3, 2011 at 5:01 pm
  • Reply Jenni @ Story of My Life

    oh my gosh. Absolutely lovely.

    Sarah, you are the only person in the blogosphere that I am insanely, bitterly jealous of. Lol!

    Take me with yoouuuuuuu!!!!

    August 3, 2011 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply Lauren and Tom

    yup i'm in love with your photos πŸ™‚

    August 3, 2011 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply Perpetual Blind Date

    You commented on my blog and it made me jump out of my cube! Yes, I work in a cubicle and dream about being all the places you guys go! Croatia is beautiful but I cannot wait until what you have to say about Russia! I think it will be so fascinating! – Alyssa

    August 3, 2011 at 6:04 pm
  • Reply In Love with San Diego

    Gorgeous photos darlin! Have an amazing time in Russia, my home town! You're going to love it!

    August 3, 2011 at 7:28 pm
  • Reply β™₯ Nadine β™₯

    Did I ever tell you, that I consider to unfollow you every time I visit your blog? All those pretty places you are able to visit – that makes me a little bit jealous…

    Nooo, kidding. πŸ™‚ I love that you share all that with us. And who knows, maybe I'm able to travel that much, too, one day. Fingers crossed.

    You're going to Berlin? Ah, enjoy. Berlin is my most favorite city in the world, I love it so much. Can't wait to see the pictures… πŸ™‚


    August 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm
  • Reply Katie

    Absolutely gorgeous pictures, love your blog! Going to start following! xo

    August 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    You guys seriously pick the dreamiest locations… and you darling look absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S in that blue dress!

    August 3, 2011 at 10:48 pm
  • Reply hayley.jay

    The ghetto JB pic makes me laugh. Such beautiful pastels πŸ™‚

    August 3, 2011 at 10:55 pm
  • Reply Laura Nelson

    Wow, that water looks amazing! Your life, ahhh, it truly is a fairytale πŸ™‚ beautiful photos!

    August 3, 2011 at 11:23 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    Wow! That water is fabulous! Love these photos!

    August 4, 2011 at 12:16 am
  • Reply Michelle {lovely little things}

    I can't wait to go back, I LOVE Dubrovnik!!

    August 4, 2011 at 12:35 am
  • Reply Megan

    I seriously am SO jealous of all these beautiful trips that y'all get to take. What an amazing opportunity to see so many places! I love the hanging laundry picture…so cute!

    August 4, 2011 at 1:05 am
  • Reply flat faced cat

    Beautiful! I love the pic of your dress flipping up and jb in front of the ghetto spray paint!

    August 4, 2011 at 1:37 am
  • Reply yours truly, melissa

    all these photos are simply gorgeous. what an amazing trip you are having! i never knew croatia was so beautiful.

    August 4, 2011 at 4:48 am
  • Reply brittany

    oh my goodness. croatia looks incredible! i haven't even thought about croatia that much in my whole life… but it is so beautiful! what fun adventures you two are having πŸ™‚ i love!!

    August 4, 2011 at 5:13 am
  • Reply kerrie elaine

    sweet sarah! has anyone ever called you sarebear? i'm kerrie, so i've always been kerbear…anyways, you are a love and light to me and I feel such tender happiness whenever I visit your little space….

    sweet namaste, my beautiful friend. xoxo

    August 4, 2011 at 6:01 am
  • Reply MarieHarmony

    Looks like a place to visit – as always your photos are beautiful and inspiring, a pleasure to visit your little world and to travel a bit at the same time.

    August 4, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Michaela

    Great pictures! I love that little sliver of land between the ocean. How amazing would that be?! Take me here (:
    You're such a model with that blue dress blowing in the wind! Stunning!

    August 5, 2011 at 1:40 am
  • Reply Katie Freel Smith

    Love love LOVE these πŸ˜€ Bah ha, as others have JB's Ghetto pic cracked me UP!!! Blessings sweetie πŸ˜‰ -Katie

    August 5, 2011 at 2:58 am
  • Reply Sonja

    Gahhh! What is wrong with Google and Blogger, I haven't been able to access your blog or most other blogs since the day before yesterday and it's making me maaaad! haha.
    I'm now just looking at the text version and I so desperately want to see your beautiful photos :o(
    I guess I'll have some catching up again…which isn't such a bad thing :o)
    hope you have an amazing weekend!!! Thanks so much for your comment :o)

    August 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply chezjolly

    You have a lovely blog!! We can’t wait to see your future posts. Check out our beautiful shop sometime. Have a wonderful day!
    Xoxo Jessica & Holly

    August 8, 2011 at 5:38 pm
  • Reply Jan @ Struck by Serendipity

    Great photos! I found your site looking at google images for Switzerland. I was actually in Croatia this same week. Gorgeous country!

    February 23, 2012 at 8:59 pm
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