Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro… another spot added to my list of “MUST GO BACK”s.

Before booking my cruise, I truly had never even heard of Montenegro (I know, how!?!?) but I’m so glad it was one of our stops. We unfortunately didn’t have that much time to explore, as the boat left port at 2pm. We were off the boat by 8:30am but if we went on any of the cool tours, we wouldn’t have made it back to our ship in time!

Montenegro Tara Michelle

This was our only stop where we had to tender from the boat to land (thankfully because tendering is kind of a pain). Though, the view out the window was to die for so it wasn’t too bad ;)!

Montenegro Tara Michelle
Montenegro Tara Michelle
Montenegro Tara Michelle

What we did in Kotor

As I said before, we really didn’t have that much time in Montenegro and there weren’t really any tours available. Even with our limited amount of time, it was still one of my favorite spots on our trip.

Before arriving at each of our destinations, I did a little bit of research about each city to get an idea of what to expect!

A lot of people wrote that Kotor is basically a mini Dubrovnik, which I can totally agree with (at least from what I got to see). Both equally beautiful in their own ways!

As we didn’t have that much time, we basically just spent the morning/afternoon exploring the town (and getting very lost). We stopped for some iced lattes at around 11am, they actually had on the menu “american coffee with milk” so we knew that was the place to stop! My mom and I both like very sweet lattes so we were on the hunt for something similar to our usuals.

Montenegro Tara Michelle
Montenegro Tara Michelle
Montenegro Tara Michelle

Our coffees were actually very delicious! It mostly tasted like milk but still YUM… some sweet sugary milk haha! They had free wifi so we definitely spent quite a bit of time sitting there!!

Montenegro Tara Michelle
Montenegro Tara Michelle
Montenegro Tara Michelle

We got to see so many beautiful spots in Kotor, including a bunch of random staircases leading up to empty spaces. I thought this staircase was just so stunning; from the railings to the mystery of what could be up there. A lot of the other staircases like this led up to people’s apartments and we actually got to see a lot of the residents.

I also loved seeing the small churches in the town and as well as the stunning cathedrals. The biggest one we saw was the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, which is one of two Roman Catholic cathedrals that are in Montenegro.

FUN FACT! Apparently Kotor is very famous for their cats. Because of this, they actually have their very own CAT MUSEUM. A museum dedicated to cats. If I wasn’t allergic, you bet I would’ve been in there.

Tara Michelle
Montenegro Tara Michelle
Montenegro Tara Michelle

Though our time in Montenegro was short, it was very much loved. We got back on our boat by 2pm and watched us sail away from such a beautiful country. I hope to come back and spend more time exploring more of what Montenegro has to offer!

Also, if you’re wondering about my outfit details… I will have a full post with my Europe outfits coming up soon! So get ready for that!!!

Hope you guys enjoyed today’s post!! Can’t wait to share the rest of my Europe trip with you! πŸ™‚



  1. September 28, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    That looks so beautiful! Hope I can go there one day!:)

  2. Christen
    September 28, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    The architecture is so beautiful!

    • Tara
      September 28, 2017 / 4:53 pm

      right?!!? it was just stunning!!

  3. Brittany
    September 28, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    Can’t wait to see your outfits post! Also, you + your new camera = BEAUTIFUL photos. Love you Tara, thanks for an awesome blog read!

    • Tara
      September 28, 2017 / 5:01 pm

      super excited to share all the outfit details with you guys!! πŸ™‚ thanks for your sweet comment!!

  4. Rita
    September 28, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    You must come to Azores, Portugal!! Please check it out!!

    • Tara
      September 28, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      omg I would LOVE to!! πŸ™‚

  5. Hayley
    September 28, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    I love when you post! And your hair looks so cute!

    • Tara
      September 28, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      thank you!!! I’m slightly self conscious about the length of my hair right now so I seriously appreciate that πŸ™‚

  6. Zahra
    September 28, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    Wow!! Those pictures look stunning!!! Thanks for sharing Tara❀

    • Tara
      September 28, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      thanks for commenting love! πŸ™‚

  7. Aelvie
    September 28, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    It really is beautiful. And the way you describe it, wow! And ofcourse, your outfit is soooo good. You slay girl! Iloveyou Tara!

    • Tara
      September 28, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      thank youuuu!! I love you more! πŸ™‚

  8. Shelby
    September 28, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    so jealous! and your pictures are absolutely gorgeous, so inspiring(-:

    • Tara
      September 28, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      thank you!! πŸ™‚

  9. September 28, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    Oh my goodness these pictures are aestheticccc!!!β™‘β™‘β™‘

    • Tara
      September 28, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      hahah THANKS!! Kotor was one of my favorite picture spots!! πŸ™‚

  10. September 28, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    I’m allergic to cats too, and it sucks!! One of these days you should travel to Arkansas!! Then maybe I would be able to meet you!

    • Tara
      September 28, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      I know so sadddd!! I wish I wasn’t allergic, I love little kittiiiess!!

  11. Hailey Callaghan
    September 28, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    This is so stunning, your so beautiful!! This all too much ! And btw i love your new black hat don’t let anyone bring ya down, you have great style Tara!

    • Tara
      September 28, 2017 / 6:47 pm

      thank you so much, i love the hat πŸ˜› hahaha

  12. Bianca F
    September 28, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    It looks so beautiful and charming!! I really want to take a gap year as soon as a graduate high school so I am thinking about places to travel and your blog is so helpful!

    • Tara
      September 28, 2017 / 6:47 pm

      ahhh I’m so glad you find it helpful!!! I seriously recommend checking out Montenegro πŸ™‚

  13. Elissa
    September 28, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    I love you so much your so pretty😍

    • Tara
      September 28, 2017 / 6:47 pm

      awww i love you too Elissa! πŸ™‚

  14. Rachel
    September 28, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    You have inspired me so much over the years! Your positive attitude and adventurous lifestyle makes your vlogs, blog posts and everything else something I look forward to daily. Thank you for all you do <3

    • Tara
      September 28, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      this is so sweet, thank you so so much πŸ™‚

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    September 28, 2017 / 5:39 pm


    • Tara
      September 28, 2017 / 6:42 pm


  17. Ericka
    September 28, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    -ERICKA πŸ™‚

    • Tara
      September 28, 2017 / 6:43 pm

      ahhhh I’d love to visit there one day!! πŸ™‚

  18. Brooke
    September 28, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Honestly that just looks beautiful!!! 😍
    How did you know what cruise to pick , if you didnt know some of these places though ? πŸ€”

    • Tara
      September 28, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      we did our research!! I didn’t know much about Montenegro but when we looked it up, we saw how beautiful it was!

  19. Nasreen Aras
    September 28, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    Am a big fan of GoT and i would cry my heart out seeing this place! So beautiful!

  20. Hannah
    September 29, 2017 / 12:08 am

    Would your website become an app in upcoming events? But beautiful pics

  21. Marwa
    September 29, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Glad you had fun! Hopefully you’ll come to Egypt one day? Love you Taraaaβ™₯️

  22. Abby
    September 29, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    Oh my gosh!! Your blog is my favorite blog right now. Please post more often!! When you post its like the highlight of my day. Please Post More!!!!

  23. Erica J
    September 29, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    Your blogs are amazing. Keep up the great work! Love you Tara!

  24. Erika Saunders
    September 30, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Definitely on my list of places to visit!!! I’ve caught the traveling bug after visiting Canada, after my cruise got rerouted from the Carribean. Now got Montenegro and Croatia on my list πŸ™‚

  25. Lilian
    October 2, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    yesss❀️😻 You’re so beautiful! Ilyyy

  26. chrystal
    October 2, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    Omg you’re so stunning! I’ve watched all your Europe travel vlogs and you inspired me to travel in the future!

  27. Nancy Xiong
    October 3, 2017 / 6:23 am

    omg, I’ve always wanted to go to Europe! this just gives me more inspiration.

  28. Veronika Wagner
    October 3, 2017 / 11:54 am

    Well now I know we’re i want to go travel! Love love loved this pictures u looked amazing and the scenery was beautiful!! Love ur blogs❀️

  29. Tara Mullen
    October 3, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    Tara you are gorgeous! Hopefully you can come to D.C to do a meet and greet<3

  30. Jestine
    October 4, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    I am moving to Germany in November with my husband and I love all your travel blogs! Makes me 10x more excited to see these places! xo

  31. rochi
    October 4, 2017 / 11:26 pm

    Im actually in LOVE with these pictures Tara!!! The camera quiality is out of this world!!! 😱😍

  32. Alicia
    October 5, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    Hi Tara, ❀️

    I’m a avid viewer of your YouTube channels and blog. I too am into visual arts/social media if you would call it that! I have always been invested into supporting you on all platforms. You are truly my favorite, because your so genuinely nice. I say that because I just recently moved to Orange County to purse a degree in graphic design. I’m from a small town in California where everyone is politeness and sincerity. I love the little things you do in your vlog, like say thank you to everyone and all around kindness you put out there. I have had a hard time trying to find new friends out in the OC who are real and kind as well as share the same passion. I love when you and Jill are in videos together doing the same things I enjoy the most (pictures & coffee shops).

    I would love to meet up in LA and be able to hang out, take pictures, and go to cute instagram restaurants πŸ’πŸΌ. I just recently started up my blog again and would love to get advice from someone who is so real on and offline. When ever need some to take pictures for you or ever want to go on a road trip to the coolest beaches south of LA I’m your girl!!

    Ps: I absolutely adore your baker boy hat! I have one myself in a dusty maroon color.

    *here is my Instagram handle to verify that I’m not some 50 year old man troll lol. @itsaliciar

  33. divya
    October 5, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    Hi Tara. I love ur blogs and also i watch all ur videos. I am planning to start my own blog can u pls do the video related to how to start new blog pls. About which platform u using which plans. I m a true beginner do u hv any suggestions.I love ur work it looks so neat n classy.

  34. October 6, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    Tara I have been watching you for years and love how you always stay true to yourself. Your blog looks amazing girl!

  35. Emilia
    October 6, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    I have been there too and its stunning, did you find out what language they speak there?

  36. Caroline Berniquer
    October 9, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Wow such cute pictures!! Love your blog Tara πŸ™‚

  37. IRARA
    October 17, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    This is absolutely stunning!!! Everything is beautiful and a bonus on the cat museum! Thank you for all these amazing posts. I enjoyed reading em. They inspired me. Keep it up πŸ™‚ And I do really admire on your effort in making all your videos, vlog & blog so lit. Keep it up, gal! LY!!!!!!!

  38. Lydia
    October 19, 2017 / 7:51 am

    Hi Tara! I LOVE your blog! It is so clean a simple but so dang fun, what program do you use ?

  39. October 25, 2017 / 6:56 am

    Although I live in Bulgaria, which is quite close to Montenegro, I have never been tin Montenegro. When I was working in a touristic agency we received many requests for combined Balkans tours – Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, etc. And the special wish of the tourists was to visit not Podgoricia (the capital of Monte Negro), but Budva and Kotor – every time, in every request. It seems these villages are really preferred destination. One day I will visit them too πŸ™‚
    I think Montenegro is a very beautiful country with wonderful nature.
    I like your post and you have made great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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