Dream Destination Blog Hop


To celebrate the launch of two great new books: Soul Cutter and The Ghosts of Aquinnah, about sixty writers are hopping blogs. The purpose: to highlight the success of two of our own, but also to dream about where in the world we’d go if we could pry our fingers from our own keyboards. 🙂

Please check out Lexa’s and Julie’s blogs:



So the question is, where would I go?



My answer is…Plitvice National Park, Croatia. Stunning, isn’t it? Those wooden walkways you can see arc over the surface of the stunning blue water, wind through the scenery of the gods, allowing visitors to soak in the waterfalls and surrounding mountainsides.

If that weren’t enough, Croatia has medieval cities, historic ruins, gorgeous coastlines, and stunning islands. I’m ready to pack my bags now. 🙂

But first, I’ve got a little reading to do.

Please check out the Soul Cutter and The Ghosts of Aquinnah.

About kimlajevardi

I am a forty-something-year-old writer. I'm currently drafting my second book. I've also written short stories, poems, and some non-fiction over the last several years. My interest in writing formed during countless hours with my nose tucked in books. I may have even been clutching a novel as I was born. :)
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86 Responses to Dream Destination Blog Hop

  1. Kittie Howard says:

    Been there! We spent three weeks in Croatia a few years ago and fell in love with the country. Hey, I’d love to follow you but worry my follower list will turn into a Linky list on my blog, something I don’t want to happen. Any suggestions? (kittiehoward@gmail.com)

    • kimlajevardi says:

      I’m jealous. 🙂 I don’t know of a way to follow without adding to your list. You may be able to find suggestions online. Sorry I can’t be of more help. Thanks for commenting.

  2. Emilyann says:

    Wow, I’d never heard of this place, but I’m convinced it’s worth visiting. It’s gorgeous! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. chemistken says:

    I do like the historic ruins part of it best, although I do appreciate the beauty. Glad you’re part of the bloghop

  4. Linda King says:

    I’ve never considered Croatia, but that looks really enticing! Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  5. jeremy bates says:

    havent heard croatia yet! great choice! id love to take a swim in that lagoon/lake!

  6. TBM says:

    Wow that looks so cool!

  7. Oh yes, stunning is certainly the right word! I keep forgetting how delightful a visit to Croatia could be, and then I see photos and am reminded.

    The Warrior Muse

  8. Wow, that looks amazing. I’m enjoying my travels through this hop. I hope to see these sites for real one day.

  9. Croatia. Reminds me of Luca on ER. Looks beautiful. I hope you get a chance to visit.

  10. Already been a few times to Croatia (Umag, Porec…) but I’ve never been to this awesome-looking National Park. I’ll keep it in my mind and try to visit next time I’m there 🙂

    Great post!

  11. Nana Prah says:

    It looks like a gorgeous destination. A lot of people have been talking about Croatia lately, I may have to look into going.

  12. cleemckenzie says:

    Your dream destination sounds perfect. I’d love to hike in that park!

  13. I’ve heard Croatia is really amazing, but that photo up there is Stunning!!! I’m adding this to my dream destinations 🙂

  14. I never thought of Croatia. And it’s awesome, great choice! All these dream destinations have me thinking of many wonderful places I’d like to visit.

  15. rhonda albom says:

    I never heard of Plitvice National Park before, but it sure is lovely.

  16. Croatia looks like a fascinating and beautiful place. What a unique choice!

  17. Robyn Engel says:

    I don’t think I had a picture in mind of Croatia. I certainly wouldn’t have imagined it looked so spectacular. Thanks for enlightening me.
    Thank you also for the follow. I’m happy to reciprocate (via email).
    Have a safe and fun weekend.

  18. Rhissanna says:

    Oh, how lovely! I visited Croatia when it was still Yugoslavia and it was profoundly beautiful. I’ve always wanted to go back.

  19. Suzi says:

    I’ve heard Croatia has some beautiful places to visit. I have an aunt who went there a few years back. There’s so many destinations and so little time.

  20. T.F.Walsh says:

    Croatia is meant to be gorgeous with so many things to see… it’s on my to visit list… one day:)

  21. lonitownsend says:

    Wonderful picture! Definitely dream worthy.

  22. LD Masterson says:

    Oh, that is inviting.

  23. Cynthia says:

    What a beautiful picture! Looks like something about of a dreamy fantasy novel.

  24. Nicki Elson says:

    I’m in! Who could resist those winding walkways. Meet you at the airport. 😉

  25. Beverly Fox says:

    Wow! I’ve never even heard of this place but that picture is… my jaw dropped, let me put it that way. What a fantastic choice!
    And thank you, BTW, for connecting with me!

  26. This is amazing. I’ve never even heard of the place before. Now I want to go to Croatia as soon as possible.

  27. Bish Denham says:

    Oh my, stunning! There are so many beautiful places in the world, I hope we all get to go to our dream destinations one day.

  28. I’ve never been to Croatia but I’ve heard lovely things about the coastline 🙂

  29. Shah Wharton says:

    I’m loving this blog hop because it’s reminding me of wonders yet to explore and you have done that here. Cheers. http://shahwharton.com

  30. Julie K Pick says:

    What an absolutely gorgeous looking park! I’ve heard that Croatia is beautiful, and now I know why.

  31. Tyrean says:

    Wow! That is gorgeous, and I’m definitely adding it to my dream destination list! Very cool!

  32. That photo is stunning! Such a beautiful part of the world! There’s no way you’d get me on those wooden walkways though. They look terrifying! ;D

  33. Ashley Nixon says:

    Croatia is so interesting! I’d love to go there. Awesome choice!

  34. Carrie-Anne says:

    In the past, I’ve been a bit leery of the idea of visiting Croatia, due to the wartime crimes of the Ustashis, but I’ve realised that today’s Croatians are an innocent generation who had nothing to do with that. A long time ago I found a really awesome website for a Croatian animal rights group, which also helped to change my opinion.

  35. LG Smith says:

    Oh, yes. It is supposed to be very beautiful there. And so far unspoiled by too many tourists. What a cool boardwalk. 🙂

  36. Cathy Keaton says:

    Wow…. I didn’t know anywhere in Croatia looked like that! 😀

  37. What beautiful pictures! Croatia looks like a terrific choice. And a unique one, too. I don’t think anyone else has chosen it so far.

  38. You had me at “National Park” 😀

  39. What a gorgeous photo! Looks lovely.

  40. lexacain says:

    Thanks so much for participating – and I love your choice. The water is so lovely! I bet being so close to the waterfalls is amazing. 🙂

  41. Wow, I’ve never heard of this park but it looks amazing!! What a stunning pic! Another place to add to my endless list of places I’d love to see.

    Thanks so much for taking part in our Hop!

  42. Oooooo, yeah! I would love to swim and snorkel in that water. My husband would want to scuba dive. When are you going? Seriously! Why not?

  43. Croatia! Unique choice, but that park looks stunning.

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