Plitvice Lakes NP, Croatia

Photo Essay: Plitvice Lakes

The Plitvice Lakes National Park (Nacionalni park “Plitvička jezera”) in Croatia is likely the most popular tourist attraction of the country and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It contains 16 lakes, separated from each other by natural travertine dams that form a large number of waterfalls. Given its unique beauty and its popularity, it is unsurprising that the park is very crowded, …

A Year in Travel Pictures, 2014 – October

The highlight of the month of October was certainly the sailing trip I took in Croatia for my company’s annual retreat. Since we were going to be on a sailboat for three days, I was instructed to limit my luggage as much as possible. Consequently, I decided to limit myself to carry one camera and one lens and the choice …

A Year in Travel Pictures, 2014 – September (Part II)

Yikes! I’ve been remiss in keeping up with posting my best travel pictures from last year. More than a month has passed since I talked about our trip to Greece at the beginning of September and I still haven’t posted anything about my trip to Ireland at the end of September. Indeed, September was a hot month for travel and …

A Year in Travel Pictures, 2014 – September (Part I)

September was the time of our two-week long family vacation to Greece. We visited three islands of the Dodekanese archipelago: Kos, Nisyros, and Tilos. Kos is very crowded, developed, and popular with tourists from Northern Europe, but luckily it is much less so in September and it still has some beautiful spots. Nisyros and especially Tilos are much different: small, …

A Year in Travel Pictures, 2014 – August

August is when everybody in Europe goes on vacation and most cities, unless they are tourists attractions, become ghostlike. We usually take our big family vacation in August, but this year we left very late in the month and most of it ended up in September, so stay tuned for the next episode in this series, if you want to …