A Day in Dubrovnik, Croatia

A days was not nearly enough time to fully explore and appreciate all the things Dubrovnik had to offer.

Tara Michelle
Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle
Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle
Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle

We travelled 9 hours from Toronto to Italy, got on a boat, went to sleep, woke up in Croatia. In all honesty, I didn’t know much about Croatia and it wasn’t in my top 5 places I needed to visit… that was, until I got there.

The first stop on our cruise was Dubrovnik, which we had booked a Game of Thrones tour for! If you saw my last Friday Favorites, you’d know I’m a big fan.

Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle
Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle

Dubrovnik, Croatia

My mom and I stood out on one of the top decks as the boat was heading to the port and I was absolutely astonished by the incredible views around us. If you watched my vlog, I was practically screaming. We stood their admiring the surroundings until we docked and then we proceeded to head to the theater where our tour was meeting.

Dubrovnik is a southern city in Croatia and is known for it’s ‘Old Town’, which is where we spent the rest of our afternoon once the tour finished… but I’m getting ahead of myself!

Our first stop of the tour was Fort Lovrijenac (Fort of St. Lawrence), it was quite the hike up there with around 200 steps!

200 steps on an extremely hot day… CHALLENGING. Worth it, but tough. I also had no idea I’d be doing another 1,000 steps later in the day…

Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle
Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle
Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle
Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle
Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle

The view from the top of FortΒ of St. Lawrence was STUNNING (I’ll be saying that a lot in today’s blog post). We went around all of the grounds as our tour guide showed photos of scenes that took place in each spot of the fortress. As you can see, I took a photo in the same hall where Littlefinger was seen walking towards Cersei in one of the previous seasons (too cool hahah)!

Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle

Old Town Dubrovnik

As I said earlier, we spent a lot of time in the Old Town. It was so uniquely beautiful and everywhere I turned I felt like I was in Game of Thrones!

I’d say the coolest part of the tour was getting to see the ‘Walk of Shame’ steps, a very famous scene in the show. We got to see the steps where Cersei started her nude walk through the town, as well as a bunch of other areas that were shown in that scene.

Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle
Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle
Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle

Walls of Dubrovnik

After exploring the Old Town, we were given tickets to walk the walls of Dubrovnik. Thankfully I was unexpectedly prepared by wearing white sneakers, because I had no idea what I was in for.

The walls of Dubrovnik were originally intended to protect the city that date back to the 14th century. It’s absolutely incredible how well preserved they are and how many tourists come to walk these walls today. There are around 1,100 stairs if you walk around the whole thing, which I recommend if you’re looking to get views of the entire city. It can get pretty steep at times so just keep that in mind if you plan on doing it!

Game of Thrones fans… the view of the city from these walls is actually the view of “Kings Landing” in the show, which is super cool!

Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle
Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle
Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle

Outfit Details

Who doesn’t love a little OOTD am I right ladies!?

It was a seriously hot day, probably around 95 degrees so I went for a really casual look.

Bodysuit – Forever 21

Shorts – Peppermayo

Sneakers – Lulu’s

Sunglasses – Rayban

If you look reaaaaally closely… you can see all my little sweat marks through my bodysuit. Not sure why I’m exposing myself like this but there ya go.

Dubrovnik Croatia Tara Michelle

We spent the rest of our times walking around Old Town, going into all the different shops! Unfortunately we had to get back on the bus to make it to our boat in time, so we didn’t get to explore much further. It was absolutely beautiful and I already know I’m going to need to go back in the future to experience more of it!

Our next stop was Kotor, Montenegro… but you’ll see that later! πŸ˜‰ xo



  1. angelica lopez
    September 12, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    love you tara ! i love your channel and blog <3

  2. September 12, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    The pictures look great, seems like a beautiful town!! Excited about the next post of your trip

    • Tara
      September 12, 2017 / 1:28 pm

      Thanks for checking out today’s post!!! πŸ™‚

      • Ashbea
        September 17, 2017 / 7:14 am

        You are welcome I love reading everything you post

  3. Mayte
    September 12, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    In love with this first post!! Can’t wait for the next ones to come. Would you give us the information about the cruise you took?
    I’m so booking one of this for the future!!

    • Tara
      September 12, 2017 / 1:28 pm

      Thank you!! We were on the Norwegian Star! πŸ™‚

  4. Lore
    September 12, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    I went to Dubrovnik as well in July! Soooo beautiful, and so fun to see the familiar spots in your vlog! For the people who are planning on going, there’s a cable car which gives you a beautiful view of the whole city, highly recommend.

    Hope you can go on many more trips, you work so hard so you should have some great vacations to relax ^^

  5. Brooke
    September 12, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    I won’t lie, i’ve been waiting since you left for europe for these vlogs! The pictures were absolutely worth the wait ! they are GORGEOUS as usual ! 😍 Seems like you learnt a lot about croatia for your day there πŸ˜›

    • Tara
      September 12, 2017 / 3:37 pm

      ahhhh thanks so much for your support Brooke!! πŸ™‚

  6. Katelyn
    September 12, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    I love this! Such beautiful pictures! Btw such a big fan of your YouTube channel, glad you are expanding! ❀

    • Tara
      September 12, 2017 / 3:37 pm

      Thanks girl!!! πŸ™‚

  7. Christi
    September 12, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    I loved all your travel vlogs so much !! Looks like you had a great time :))

    • Tara
      September 12, 2017 / 3:38 pm

      Ugh it was so great! Glad you enjoyed the vlogs!!

  8. Sophie
    September 12, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    I loveeee these pictures, Tara! 😍😍 and also loved your Europe vlogs, it was crazy to see that you were right next to my country! I hope you will come to Budapest, Hungary one day. You should check some some pics to see what it is look like. Love youuu❀️❀️❀️

  9. Maya Ann
    September 12, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    Hi Tara ily so much I’ve been following you and Jill for like four years now and it’s been incredible to see you both grow and you’re so beautiful and hello to Taylor and brendon and Luke and Phil ❀️❀️❀️

    • Tara
      September 12, 2017 / 3:41 pm

      awww thanks so much!!! So sweet β™₯

  10. Ava
    September 12, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    Great post Tara!!!β€οΈπŸ‘β€οΈπŸ‘

    • Tara
      September 12, 2017 / 3:43 pm

      thank you β™₯

  11. Jess
    September 12, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    Love! I have been waitinf on this blog post after the vlogs! Thank you for sharing life with us and always keeping it real. It’s like were friends you know. You do this because you genuinely enjoy it and that’s rare to find. You are a gem. 😘 Also, loved the Iphone hack video today!

    • Tara
      September 12, 2017 / 3:43 pm

      YOU’RE a gem! Thanks for your kind words Jess!! πŸ™‚ and thanks for also watching my video!!! xox

  12. September 12, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    This is amazing!!!

    • Tara
      September 12, 2017 / 3:53 pm

      thank you!! πŸ™‚

  13. Ally
    September 12, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    I want to go here now!!! Btw you are so beautiful!!!!

    • Tara
      September 12, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      ugh i want to go back hahah! thank you Ally πŸ™‚

  14. Margarida
    September 12, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    Hi Tara, you literally made me want to go to Croatia right now! Maybe next summer… Btw I’m a huge fan and I love you with all of my heart. Lots of love from Portugal!❀️❀️

    • Tara
      September 12, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Ahhh i’d love to visit Portugal!!! πŸ™‚ thank you, ily!!!

  15. Tara Mullen
    September 12, 2017 / 3:39 pm


    • Tara
      September 12, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      ahhhh thank you!!! β™₯ my name twin! ahaha

  16. Samera
    September 12, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    love your blog / vlogs tara! <3 you make me wanna travel even more. a europe and a cruise trip are forsure on my bucket list thanks to you! πŸ™‚ also thank u for sharing your tips & outfit looks in every post, it helps me out so much! also the places you recommend in LA never disppoint. glad i'm subscribed πŸ’˜ πŸ™‚

    • Tara
      September 12, 2017 / 3:53 pm

      thanks for your support and for subscribing!!! really means a lot to me!! β™₯

  17. Tara
    September 12, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    I was watching the Vlogs and I was wondering where you got your suitcases??😍😍

    • Tara
      September 12, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      They’re from calpak! Best suitcases ever!!

  18. Jess
    September 12, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    Hey Tara! I went on the same cruise in July and Dubrovnik was my favourite stop! It’s just so beautiful! Hope you enjoyed your trip and can’t wait for your other blog posts! Love you xox

  19. Brittney
    September 12, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    you and these pictures are so beautiful! i’m glad you had a wonderful time! i love you so much and i can’t wait to meet you one day!! πŸ’•

  20. Bri
    September 12, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Tara, you’re so sweet & have the best style. Come to New York soon!! Love you girlie!

    • Tara
      September 12, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      I would LOVE to go to NY soon, I love it there!! πŸ™‚

  21. September 12, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    This area looks so cool! Croatia was never a place on my list but after seeing your posts I would love to see it! Your pictures are amazing by the way πŸ™‚

  22. Ivana
    September 13, 2017 / 3:38 am

    Hey,you and T just had 1y anniversary..What would you suggest as present for that occasion bcs mine is coming up?
    Btw you have beautiful photos,you look great,I love you..❀️

  23. Lydia
    September 13, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    Can you tell me what ship and all the stuff on how I can go on that cruise?

  24. Vasiliki
    September 13, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    From nowon Croatia is on the top of my bucket list for the future travelling I would love to do. Stunning country. Hope you had an amazing time. Love you πŸ’œ

  25. September 13, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    ugh this is STUNNING. Love all the pics.

  26. Sunčica
    September 18, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    I’m so glad you enjoyed Dubrovnik. Greetings from CroatiaπŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

  27. Samantha
    September 25, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    Hi Tara just wanted to say that your vlogs and this post inspired my mom and I to book a cruise this summer on board the Star, but with a little bit of a different iteniary then you did! I’m so excited I never thought in a million years I would be going to Europe especially not Greece so I would love to hear all about your experience and any tips you might have for someone who has never been before!

  28. Kate Collin
    September 28, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    I liveeeeee for those travel posts. There are so many places I want to visit and it’s great that you can do a review of the places you saw. It makes me want to go there on vacation, or hop on a cruise! I remember in your vlog when you saw the bridge and all those times you said OMG. πŸ˜‚

  29. Lily Kane
    October 3, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    OMG!!! I went to dubrovnik this summer and it was sick!! This makes me so happy ahhh! also I love u so much and these posts are the best ahaha ur such as inspiration aw ilyyyy

  30. jestine Alvarado
    October 4, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    this gives me so much inspiration to start a blog when I move to Germany! love your stuff πŸ™‚ xo

  31. November 15, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    I love this blog piece! Your writing is so fun and your pictures are incredible πŸ™‚ I definitely have the travel bug after reading this!

    • Tara
      November 15, 2017 / 4:59 pm

      thanks so much girl!! I really appreciate it πŸ™‚

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