About

Bok! Hi!

My name is Kristina, and I am the writer behind The Croatia Chronicles.

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I work as a freelance writer and editor, helping clients uncover, refine, and embrace their authentic mission and voice through storytelling.

It’s no secret then that I love a good story, and I especially love experiencing stories through travel.

A Different Kind of Blog

On this blog, you won’t find top X style posts or traditional travel guide articles. While I do love these types of pieces, I’ll leave them to other blogs and websites I admire.

My blog serves a different purpose. Here, you’ll discover what it means to travel deeply.

Within these virtual pages, you will find all sorts of travel stories about Croatia, from stellar trip moments to poignant memories, with quick travel tips sprinkled in-between.

Every post will offer some part of my direct, personal experience of Croatia, and you’ll get to read about my joys as well as my challenges of traveling the country.

Why Croatia?

While I was born and raised in the United States, I have been traveling to Croatia with my parents and grandparents since I was 6 years old. I grew up there,  in some ways, over many long summertime visits throughout my elementary and high school years.

My family’s love for their home country came through with each visit. They taught me to love and appreciate travel–and especially all things Croatia–just as they do.

Ever since my childhood years, my love for Croatia has only grown. It’s a boundless love, wrapped up beautifully with heritage, family, friends, and place-based wonder. It is this love that prompted me to move to Croatia following my college years and teach in Rovinj.

Today, I am based in the U.S. but I can never resist Croatia for long.

In the summer of 2017, my husband David and I were happily married in the Zagorje region of Croatia, where both my mother and father were born. It was a remarkable day–we couldn’t have asked for a better setting or for better company.

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Photo credit: Vlado Cvirn / Location: Bluesun Hotel Kaj, Marija Bistrica

A Grand Road Trip Adventure

This spring and summer, David and I are returning to Croatia and embarking on a 48-day road trip across the country.

One of my lifelong dreams has been to visit every corner of Croatia, and I am thrilled beyond belief to finally be doing it!

Together, David and I will explore 7 different regions of Croatia, including:

  • Dalmatia
  • Gorski Kotar & Kvarner
  • Istria
  • Lika
  • Slavonia
  • Zagorje
  • Zagreb & Surrounding Areas

As we travel through each of these regions, I’ll be sharing our journey with you through stories published right here on this blog.

We look forward to having you with us on this adventure, and we hope you enjoy the ride!

With love,

Kristina

P.S. Check out our 2018 itinerary, and feel free to contact me anytime! I’d love to hear from you! Cujemo se!

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