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Today I want to write about ruins – beautiful ruins of Pag Island. Europe is a perfect place to trace them and sense the history they carry within their (semi)preserved walls. And since this year I’ve been so far residing in Europe, it’s something I’ve been completely drawn to. Traces of history, heritage, timeless stories. I’ve been craving all of it since relocating to New Zealand a short lifetime of 13 years ago and 18000km away. Croatia’s Otok Pag (Pag Island) might not be the greenest and lushest of them all, but the landscape here sure carries deep traces of worlds gone by. Together with bura winds it knows how to shake your soul to the very core. All the ruins and heritage places I’ve come across on the island so far have made me feel curious and somewhat cozy to be around. You know, how you sometimes get that…

Piran. It seems it’s always in view, peeking through, on the edge of Madona Cape, showing off to be marveled. This charming Slovenian coastal town pulls you in from afar and gets you under its spell the very moment you step inside its limestone walls. Piran is special to me. I’ve been taken under its wings whenever I’d need a shelter, a quiet place to unwind, recharge, or get inspired. This blog post is my open invitation for you to go and explore the town. If you get to experience its pulse on an uncrowded day, consider yourself lucky. While busy summer/weekend days and nights give you a sense of being a part of something bigger, I was actually able to connect with the town on a much deeper level when I had it all to myself. Put aside (at least) one full day to explore Piran. In reality, you…

I’ll never forget the day I finally stood next to majestic Uluru and Kata Tjuta. At this moment I am on the opposite side of the world, reminiscing about my past hiking adventures in Australia’s Red Centre. Looking back, I find myself drifting between events that happened during those short three days. Memories are still quite raw. Visiting the area remains one of my most profound travel experiences. The Red Centre is the place you either gravitate towards and badly imagine one day being part of, or you don’t really care about it. There’s no middle way there, in my opinion. I was dreaming about it for most of my life and hoped to explore it by the time I’m twenty [fail]. I’d moved around Australia quite a bit before I felt the time was right to step on the ochre soil. Today I am bringing you along on a…

I want to come clean, I didn’t feel like writing the traditional end-of-the-year post this time around and had to dig deep to find that spark of will power in there somewhere. I do believe that in order to move forward, the look back is what puts things into perspective. Twenty 19 was predestined to be a lucky one. Numbers never lie, right? My heart was mostly full, often to the brim. The year’s been unfolding pretty fast. And as I became aware of the speed I also tried to consciously slow it down by being more present and aware. I really wanted to focus on the ‘ordinary’ travel moments along the way which are usually left out because of the more ‘special’ ones that by default already shine a bit brighter. Ahead is a year of change, inspiration, and hopefully further transformation and growth. I guess that’s what we…

Let me start by saying that writing this post is emotional for me. You might also find it a bit all over the place and definitely biased. And I might also be a bit nervous. There are many reasons. This is my first time writing about Slovenia, my home country. Slovenija, as we call it, firmly holds my roots and memories, is full of beautiful places, experiences, and above all, my people. The ones who know me and who helped me shape into the person I am today. Whenever I’m back home, my priority is to spend as much time as possible with the loved ones, my family and friends. Those moments are most precious to me. So I hardly ever go out and explore the backyard. However, this past summer I finally made my way up to Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain, and am now absolutely captivated by the gorgeous…

The Auckland City skyline is without a doubt the most prominent feature that defines this largest New Zealand city. I feel very fortunate to have it in sight whenever I wish for it. Over the years, it’s been a reassuring constant, always affirming I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. I get to discover more and more unique and special viewing spots the longer I stick around. And today I want to share just that – some of my favourite Auckland City free views that won’t break the bank. I’ll also try to include some cool facts and information about Auckland that you might find interesting. Auckland City from Bastion Point So here they are, my top Auckland City free views. Sky Tower It’s impossible to imagine Auckland City without the Sky Tower. It makes this place recognizable. And a bit attractive too. To me, the Auckland skyline is one…

Over the last couple of years, Kaipara’s become one of the regions close to Auckland I love returning to. Not only for the proximity, but for all the new spots and places I keep discovering here. And that’s what makes it so interesting! It never disappoints and always delivers. What’s amazing is that it’s rarely crowded and it’s so easy to make the connection with the land here. I’ve come across some pretty awesome hiking tracks, landscapes, waterfalls, vistas and everything in between. And that’s exactly why I believe Kaipara needs to be your next New Zealand’s travel destination. It’s definitely an underrated region here in New Zealand that doesn’t get enough exposure and hype. If you need some convincing to go and explore Kaipara then keep reading as I focus on some amazing hiking trails that’ll potentially make you fall in love with this part of New Zealand, just…

I am a visual person. Photography (especially landscape and macro) has been my passion for years now and I always make sure to put some time aside to capture my surroundings whenever I travel, hike, climb, go on a road trip or explore a new city. This is a bit different post than the usual because it’s a collaboration with one of my newly discovered brands Bomgogo. They have reached out to me with what I feel would be a fresh and fun approach to see the world: phone lens! You must think: “What’s the deal here and why would you switch/downgrade to mobile photography?” This is the fact: my (very) old Canon camera desperately needs an upgrade. Until I figure out if I want to go with a full frame mirrorless or a good old full frame (and first save all that money!), I absolutely want to try out…

By now it probably seems that I’m completely excited about every single place under the sun I get to visit and explore. And I honestly am blown away. With the majority of them anyway! Traveling, hiking, climbing and all these pursuits that get me out and exploring truly make such a big sense in my life. Tasmania’s been on top of my bucket list, so this post is no doubt biased because of that. However, all trails I walked and mountains I climbed there left me absolutely speechless and in complete awe. Tasmania is a hiker’s paradise and I couldn’t have come prepared for all that was waiting for me on the island. I hope you get excited with me as I share my 5 top must do hikes in Tasmania (and bear with me as I get overly enthusiastic). Cape Raoul Location: Tasman National Park. The southernmost part of…