They say a picture says a thousand words, so here is our 2014 in 10,000 words! December 2013: Ringing in New Year’s Eve 2013 in Sydney, Australia

Makarska, Croatia – September 23 – October 1, 2014 After leaving the tourist mecca that is Dubrovnik, we were looking for something low-key, budget-friendly and warm-weathery. Turns out Makarska was the right choice as the tourist season was just about over, our apartment cost $30/night and it was sunny and 25 degrees.

Dubrovnik, Croatia – September 20 – 23, 2014 Dubrovnik is likely the most popular tourist destination in Croatia and after spending a couple of days in the area, it is easy to see why. Dubrovnik and its walled Old City is spectacular, perched on the Adriatic Sea with Srd Mountain providing a backdrop. It is a popular destination for Mediterranean cruises so when that ship docks, you can expect an influx of thousands of tourists!

Rough landing We boarded a bus in Zagreb for Pula, a four hour bus ride.

August 28 – September 2, 2014 Neither Jess nor myself had done much research before arriving in Zagreb, other than our transportation and accommodations. Enter our latest Airbnb hosts.