Take Twelve Trips- August 2018 Croatia Highlights

As a frequent traveller, I am often asked how I manage to travel so often whilst working full time. And my simple answer is, I search for deals and travel out of season. I have continued to do this by participating in a 12-monthly travel challenge, #take12trips. As part of the #take12trips, I travelled to Croatia mixing business and pleasure. In this article, I will share a brief account of my visit to Zagreb in the Croatia Highlights.

Take Twelve Trips dares everyone to make use of the 12 months and travel to 12 new places. The places you choose to travel to should be new to you and can be local or abroad. Back in December 2015, I was not sure how long I would continue participating in the travel challenge. But once I got on that flight to Slovenia, I knew I wanted to continue this for as long as possible.

August 2018 Croatia Highlights

Back in April, I visited the Zagreb for work, I knew I wanted to return to visit. Luckily for me, the heavens smiled on me and I had to return to the incredible city for work. When I visited the first time, I made sure to check out the city as much as I possibly could. It has so much to offer in architecture, culture and a very sociable place to meet new people.

This recent visit to Croatia I made sure to take it quite easy and not rush anywhere. I went back to some of the places that made a lasting impression on me and glad I did. It was nice to sit down have a nice cuppa and people watch. I was able to meet new people, mingled with the locals and enjoyed my hotel views.

Day one of my visit to Croatia started early in the morning, I took a taxi to the airport. Flying with British Airways is always an advantage, the flight was smooth and quick. Took another taxi from Zagreb to the hotel and got to work in my room. Decided I needed a rest so did not do much but enjoyed the views from the 10th floor.

Day two I found myself working all day with the vendor and not much chance to explore. Since I have been before and did an extensive visit, I just walked around a bit. Zagreb definitely left an impression on and I can not to return, it’s such an incredible city.

The Croatia highlights is a bit brief because I honestly just enjoyed being in the city. I would like to say I did more than take leisurely strolls but that’s exactly what I did. The beauty of doing a travel challenge like #take12trips is you can do as it as you like.  

Are you an avid traveller and looking for ways to maximise your travels? The Take Twelve Trips travel challenge can help you maximise your travels. All you need to do is, make use of public holidays, weekends and annual leave days.


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  1. August 24, 2018 / 3:37 am

    Croatia is one of those places that I’ve ALWAYS wanted to visit! xxx

  2. August 23, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    Tbh I’ve never heard of this place before but it looks stunning! How lucky you were able to go twice. x

    • Miranda
      August 24, 2018 / 7:26 am

      Thank you, Beth, I feel very fortunate to have gone twice already.

  3. August 23, 2018 / 10:55 am

    Croatia has never really been somewhere I’ve thought to visit. Although I think it would be a fantastic experience.

  4. August 21, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    Zagreb sounds so lovely, you’re so lucky to have been twice in one year!

    • Miranda
      August 22, 2018 / 8:10 am

      Thank you, Jenny, I feel very fortunate to have been twice already in one year.

  5. August 21, 2018 / 11:08 am

    Sounds like a great way to see the world – we’d love to join in with the The Take Twelve Trips travel challenge. Just need more money! 😉

    • Miranda
      August 22, 2018 / 8:08 am

      It definitely is a nice way to see the world and very self-motivating. In terms of money, yes you will need some but the travel doesn’t have to only be abroad, local but new to you counts.

  6. August 21, 2018 / 9:02 am

    I like to explore as much of the UK as I can on weekends leaving me more leave for trips abroad. North Wales is a great destination for weekend breaks, so much to cram in.

    • Miranda
      August 22, 2018 / 8:02 am

      I am right there with you, this year I have been to Cornwall, Lake District, Salisbury and visited the Stonehenge. I am hoping to add in a bit more before year end. I love travelling within the UK when I can but somehow some places are more expensive than a flight abroad.

  7. August 21, 2018 / 12:56 am

    I miss traveling. I used to travel a lot but now, I focus taking care of my son! But it was fun. The mom journey is precious.

    • Miranda
      August 22, 2018 / 7:59 am

      I can only imagine the mom journey but I am told it is one of the best. I want to travel as much as I can now before mum duties begin.

  8. August 20, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    Croatia is really beautiful, but I haven’t made it to Zagreb yet. Will have to pop over to your instagram to take a look at your pics! 🙂

    • Miranda
      August 22, 2018 / 7:58 am

      Thanks, Emma, I am sharing all my pictures there and some from my previous trip are on my Instagram already.

  9. August 20, 2018 / 11:15 am

    Croatia looks like such a beautiful place to visit – I was in absolute awe of your Instagram photos.

    • Miranda
      August 22, 2018 / 7:57 am

      Awww thank you Rebecca, it is such a beautiful city

  10. August 20, 2018 / 2:02 am

    I love the idea of the #taketwelvetrips, can anyone join in? Croatia has been on my list of places to visit for a long time, but I just never got round to going. It looks so beautiful. I love following your travelling!

    • Miranda
      August 22, 2018 / 7:57 am

      Thank you, Vicky, and yes anyone can join whenever and however they choose. Croatia is an amazing place, not just the seaside but the capital as well.

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