To see the sunset and the moon rise on the other side of the world, I am no longer the same. To meet amazing people who share similar dreams, I am motivated. To learn about different cultures, I am rich. To travel solo, I am thankful. To have so many memories stored in my mind and heart, I am grateful. To live this life, I am lucky.
From my travels through the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania region of Germany; meandering through fields of flowers in the countryside, watching the sunset into the Baltic Sea, wandering through abandoned buildings, popping bottles of German beer, laughing with new friends well into the night, peeking through rooftop windows admiring the world below, seeing the light at the end of that tunnel, eating chocolate at breakfast and finding my own way through crowded streets so foreign, yet familiar.
Portland, Oregon was green and sunny and changing. Morning dew blanketed the city, while falling leaves covered the streets. The lush abundance of the season filled Portland and autumn never felt so good as the rising sun warmed me inside and shined down outside.
It was settling, coming from the concrete jungle that is Los Angeles, to sit on the green grass and admire downtown Portland from the Tom McCall Waterfront Park and then take a stroll through the Saturday Market.
Outside of the city, I made my way into the countryside to witness the biggest rush—Multnomah Falls. The awe-inspiring cascade of roaring water is a natural phenomenon. The fresh air from way up there was satisfying and the spray from the falling icy water was exhilarating. It was exactly the rush I needed for the changing of seasons in this ever-changing time.
My recent travels took me to the Dalmatia region of Croatia when I was given the opportunity, through Traveldudes, to sail the Adriatic Sea with MedSailors. So last week I spent seven days at sea, island hopping in Croatia.
Picturesque and unique, I fell in love with the country. A Mediterranean influence paired with a modern flair enhances the overall beauty of the Croatian Adriatic. The region’s holiday culture is preserved through ancient ports, privately owned accommodations and local food and wine. Mixed with a contemporary approach, the southern Dalmatian islands left me with a lasting impression.
Crossing the Adriatic Sea by day, the insular exploration of small bays, charming fishing harbors, unspoiled nature and beautiful beaches makes me long to go back someday.
These were a few of my adventures from my week in Croatia; visiting the islands of Korcula, Vis, Solta, Hvar, Brac and Sesula, sailing across the Adriatic Sea, exploring ancient stone villages, swimming in the sea and watching the sunset.