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Circling the Adriatic from Rome to Dubrovnik and back again

I've thought for a long time about starting a travel blog but only made it a priority after completing a month-long trip with my family through six European countries around the Adriatic Sea. Not only was it the greatest journey of our lives, but it helped me to realize that Mei Ling and I do have a lot to contribute to the traveler community especially now that we've become experienced at traveling with babies.

This was our second road trip in Europe, with the first having been Portugal/Spain/Morocco in February/March 2014 (hopefully more on that later). That trip helped us realize that in places like continental Europe, having a car is the best way to go especially with babies or small kids. I'd always wanted to go to Croatia, and Mei Ling had never been to Italy, so we initially planned a trip that would take us to Rome, Venice, and the Croatian coast. I soon realized that we would have to drive a short leg through Slovenia to get to Croatia, and when I read a little about Slovenia I knew we had to spend a few days there. After that, of course, it was impossible to resist the temptation to make short detours into Bosnia and Montenegro just to see what they were like. I probably would have added Albania as well if the Europcar representative hadn't practically had a seizure when I said I was thinking about taking the car there. It was all for the best though, as I really don't know where I would have sacrificed a couple of days from our itinerary just to make it to Albania.

It's been three months since we returned home, and I can still vividly recall the details of every day of the trip. I remember every city, every place we stayed, and practically every meal. That's why I'm starting with this trip, because it's the freshest in my memory and because we accomplished so much and saw so many amazing places. I think I'll end this introductory post here and start with Rome on the next one.

Posted by zzlangerhans 14:02 Archived in Italy

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