Here is the whole “Croatia with kids” itinerary roundup. Croatia and the Balkans is the perfect trip if you love food and wine and your kids love castles and the ocean. Slovenia, Bosnia Herzegovina, and Montenegro are the perfect bite-sized day trips that add mystery and historical depth. Beija still identifies it as one of her favorite trips.
Our Croatia Reading List
Here’s our pre-trip Croatia reading list. As we noted in our post on keeping kids riveted, previewing learning before a trip helps to create a meaningful and lasting impact for kids…and adults. The book covers link directly to Amazon. Any purchase you make through these links adds a tiny + in a long list of -s […]
Beija reflects on Dubrovnik Croatia
Experienced by Beija in Dubrovnik Croatia at age 7, written at age 11. I remember Dubrovnik, Croatia being one of my favorite places in the world. If I could go anywhere again it would be Dubrovnik. I loved the cobblestone streets, the people, the view. I was there for only four or five days but I […]
8 ways to deepen travel connections
Do you ever feel distant from the real (insert place name here) when you are traveling? Like a tourist rather than a traveler? Deepening your travel connections to people will make all the difference. As an introvert, I often feel like I am on the outside of the action, but doing some of these things has made a huge difference. Human beings are wired to connect with one another, creating social, emotional, and even physical, well-being.
Work kid-passions into the itinerary
If your kids are anything like Beija, “I’m bored” is a frequent statement. Traditional cultural experiences like museums, walking tours, etc. are ok for about thirty minutes and then… she’s bored. This can turn a vacation that I’m excited about into a drag. I make sure that our travel program includes things that Beija LOVES between things that I want to do. For her it is cats, swimming pools, ice cream, and horses.