Trawling through pages of glossy magazines and travel brochures, it’s always the exotic locations that catch my eye. Azure blue oceans, infinity pools, palm trees, and rooms built out over the ocean. I can get lost for hours imagining myself in far-away, breathtaking locations.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie and love adventure, but there’s something about those idyllic images that takes me to my happy place.
While holidaying in Croatia, we spent several nights on the unspoilt island, Vis. For ease of seeing local caves and remote swimming bays, we decided to hire a private boat for a day of exploring.
After visiting the inside of the magnificent blue cave and swimming in the sun rays of the iconic green cave, we ventured to another beach before anchoring in Smokova Vela bay.
Cooling off in the refreshing, clear ocean – happily welcomed in the Summer heat, I climbed back on board and lay at the front of the boat.
It was then, as the sun warmed my skin that it hit me.
Looking at the view past my stretched out feet, I had to pinch myself. Right at that moment I was actually in one of the magazine photos I constantly wanderlust after.
Anchored in a secluded bay on a beautiful blue sky day, the sun reflecting off the clear turquoise ocean watching a yacht in the distance, vibrant blues and greens surrounded me. I didn’t have a care in the world, except enjoying my present state of bliss.
It can be easy to get caught up in travel and be focused on what’s next, so remember to pay attention to your surroundings and take everything in as it’s happening. You might just be living one of your dream moments.