What Camera do We Use for Vlogs?

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We shot “Camera Gear” video while we were in Strasbourg, France. It was something completely different for us and we had so much fun, as you can see in video 🙂

In the beginning there was iPhone 5. More than enough if you are starting on YouTube.
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Very soon we bought GoPro 3 Black and filmed our trip to Thailand & Cambodia.
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* Music on these videos is horrible!! This was before we learned about “No copyright music”. Would you like us to do video “How we pick music for our videos?”
* Animals tours we did – we do not support! We were stupid tourists back then and oblivious of how much harm it’s done to this beautiful animals.

Later we transferred to GoPro 4 Silver, which we use still today and highly recommend.
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Big part of our “Camera Gear” family was, and still is, Canon 700D. Most photos on our Instagram account are taken with this camera. Are you following us on Instagram jet?
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So, we had regular camera, iPhone and underwater camera. Only thing missing was areal camera! We decided to buy GoPro Karma, but at the time was pulled out of the market, so we ended up buying DJI Mavic Pro. Maya has love/hate relationship with it. Let’s be clear, you have to love it because it can shot 4K areal photography, period. However, it does have mind of his own and lot of little glitches.

New baby in our family is Lumix GH5! We spent all our savings on this camera and we think it was totally worth it! Don’t you?

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Sailing in Croatia, Vis to Hvar

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We are sailing!! Maya wanted to sail for a while now, so it is crossed from her’s bucket list!

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We were invited by Frode Borge and his lovely wife Hege to sail with them from island Vis to Hvar, on their beautiful boat “Le Salon”. Plan was to sail and to have business meeting with Frode.

We arived to Vis day before, if you haven’t already, go see blog about our adventure there: HERE.  Next day, we jumped on board towards Hvar island.

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The weather wasn’t as ideal, it was cloudy and windy, which made Maya little sea sick. She just needed a little adjustment to sailing boat life. Once we docked to Palmižana, Paklenci otoci near Hvar island, she was felling much better.

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We did our meeting while rocking on Frode’s sailing boat. Is there a better way to do business meeting?? Meeting was about Frode new YouTube profile. He is making videos about his lifestyle as self employed entrepreneur and new product on the market HELO wristband; and we are editing his videos!! You can find his videos here -> HELO FRODE.

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After the meeting we sailed into Hvar, for dinner. Hvar is one of many islands on Croatian coast and a great place to experience Adriatic lifestyle to fullest. City of Hvar offers great gastronomic experience, it will seduce you with is historical center and vivid nightlife.

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We had a late night sail back to Split. Easy sail, Maya was fine :). Thank you Forde & Hege for this amazing experience!

We are coming back from this trip energized and prepared for new challenges upon us. Feel free to contact us, should you also wish to work with us, at maivcevic@gmail.com

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Behind the business meeting in Vis

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We are back in VIS island, CROATIA! Maya‘s family has a house there, so we look for any excuse to visit island. This time we were there on business, but we managed to film some behind the scenes for you.

We took Jadrolinija ferry from Split. Return ticket fee is approx. 15 EUR. You can find seasonal prices here -> FERRY TICKET.

Ferry docks in Vis city ferry port and the entrance in the bay is always magnificent! If you are not in a hurry, stay on ferry deck and watch city from bird view.

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Maya’s father and his brother have house in middle of the island, in little village named Zena Glava (eng. Woman Head). You can find accommodation here: VIS island.

We love coming to Zena Glava, enjoying life in a peace and quiet. In winter times we come to harvest olive trees Maya’s father, Nikša, has planted there. We dream about the day when we will have something beautiful as Nikša’s Olive garden.

When we are with Nikša, we always go to Komiža. This time, we took quick detour at place called “The red rock’s”(Crvene stijene), right above Komiža city. This place contains more than a dozen trails up for free climbers. It also hides one of many Tito’s tunnels. Vis has always been of significant strategic importance for World War II leader Tito, that’s is why he built tunnels and bases all around the island.

When in Komiža we always take a walk down the riva promenade. One picture you can count 100% you will catch, is local elderly siting at benches by the sea.

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We always, but always, have a drink at Speed bar. We are there so much that we actually met the owner :).

If you are looking for good place to eat, KONOBA BARBA, has our highest recommendation.

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Wellness and Spa Weekend

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We are in Krapinske toplice!! We are visiting perfect place for relaxation, wellness and amazing gourmet experience, Villa Magdalena.

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We took A1 highway from Split and had 5 hour drive to Croatian Zagorje. Krapinske Toplice are just 45 km from Zagreb.

Villa Magdalena has 6 apartments and 18 double rooms. Our room was simply wonderful and bed was super comfortable! Room had balcony with view of mountain Medvednica and hydro massage bathtub, in the living room, with chromo therapy and spring thermal water. Mindblowing!

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On Villa’s top floor is a wellness oasis with heated indoor pool, whirlpool, saunas, showers, heating seats, balcony with deck chairs and a gym.

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Hotel also offers massages and we gladly booked 4, well 2 each :). Our review is simple: Book as many massages as you can afford! Getting a massage, with calm and relaxing music in background you can easily free yourself from everyday stress, refresh your body and find a moment for yourself.

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Last, but not least, Hotel restaurant was real gastro experience. Their professional, young, staff was flawless. We had half board; breakfast and dinner included in our accommodation price. We booked Wellness romance package, but you can choose from several other packages they offer. Find more information here: VILLA MAGDALENA.

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We are back next Monday with new island experience.

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We had a day cruise, you can have a week!

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We are on a cruise, wohoooo! Yacht Korab invited us for one day cruise on Brač island. Isn’t that amazing? We have been trying to find different ways to escape everyday life and being on the sea is definitely a good way to relax and get away.

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Step one: get on board Korab Yacht and sail away. The sun deck is perfect to take sip of your coffee or just read a book with the sound of the sea.

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Step two: jump from the top of the boat and swim in hidden Croatian bays. Korab is equipped with kayak and stand up paddle board if get bored with “regular swimming and snorkeling”.

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Step three: have typical Mediterranean lunch on Korab deck, while sailing by magical Adriatic little towns.

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Step four: “go back”, unfortunately that was situation for us, but you can stay over night. The yacht is designed to accommodate 12 passengers in 6 luxury cabins equipped with a bathroom. One-week and two-week cruises are on offer. Choose a route and create your own vacation & gastro delight.

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Big thanks to Mate, owner and captain, for letting us see Yacht Korab’s magic for a day.

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Escape community hidden beach

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Where are we this time? We have no idea! Only thing that we know is that we are on Hvar island, Croatia. Exact location is hidden and are ok with that.

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We were invited by Maya’s college friends to Escape community event on Hvar island. Didn’t really asked much about it, we just said YES! Escape lasted 6 days, but we had to work (like most of our summer), so we came last day of event. We borrowed tent from a friend (as we camped only once before) and we were ready to go.

We took ferry from Split to Stari grad, where Escape team member Uroš picked us up. They drove us from Vrbovska trough dirt road for about 30 minutes. We had no idea in what direction they were driving, so their “hidden location” will stay hidden…at least for now.  Finally, we arrived and it was like Mediterranean Wonderland -> pine forest, right by the sea, music playing, adults walking on slackline, while children painting their faces. Honestly, we felt “escape” as soon as we stepped out of the car.

We found Petra (one of Escape team member) lying in handmade barrel swing at the entrance. Maya knows her since she was just a kid and she was happy to see what a beautiful women and amazing entrepreneur she has become.

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Petra showed us around Escape “Wonderland”. There are several beaches on site with few cabana’s, arts & crafts workshops, healing practices and massage area, kitchen & bar, few dance floors, movie theater and camp with toilets & showers. You can take yoga class, book rock climbing and diving tour, take stand up paddle and explore hidden bay, or just chill in one of many hammocks. Most important is to let go, play and enjoy far away from everyday life – and so we did.

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We made video, but to tell you right away, we didn’t film much this time, just soaked Escape vibes. We hung out with Maya’s friends and Escape team members, Žile, Monga & Dragana; and had really chill time. We learnt that Escape is neither a festival nor a party. It is not just a vacation or a summer camp. Escape is love. Escape is community.

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Just one afternoon on Peljesac

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We are working on new projects, which we are not allowed to talk about jet, but we can show you where our new businesses recently took us -> on beautiful Peljesac peninsula in southern Croatia, about an 1,30 hour drive from Dubrovnik.

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It is around 70 km long natural beauty with historical sites, sandy and pebble beaches, great wine and seafood (especially oysters). We only had time to stop at two little magical places on peninsula: Zuljana and Ston. This is how our work breaks look like:

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Take your pleasures seriously

Wanna cake?

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We indulge our “sweet pleasures” whenever we can and as much as we can. This time road took us to Split, Croatia, local pastry shop called “O’š kolač” (which name translates “do you want a cake?”). Yes, is such an obvious answer.

Shop is tucked away from Split busy streets in Ćiril Metodova 4, where we were greeted with two pelicans at the entrance and swept away how cute shop is designed.

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O’š kolač is paradise for people who take their “sweet pleasures” seriously. Who can resist bite of olive oil, lavender and rosemary biscuits with mascarpone and honey cream, all arranged perfectly in cookie “Čičak” (transl. Burdock)? We know Maya can’t :).

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In O’š kolač pastry shop you can find cakes, cookies, biscuits, fresh juices, “golden milk”, coffee and cold tea selections. Well thought out little bites full of flavors.

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Pastry chef and O’š kolač owner Tea Mamut, once, served famous movie stars (such as Natalie Portman, Kate Hudson and Roger Federer), now she is serving us, humans! We were lucky enough and met her. It is safe to say Maya was starstruck 🙂

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We tried almost everything in the shop and picked our favorites. Diano’s favorite is “Šinjorina Malina” (transl. Miss Raspberry) and Maya’s “Buža” (transl. Hole).

Let us know which one is yours!

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Don’t push yourself too hard, take breaks!

Don’t push yourself too hard, take breaks!

This was the best advice we ever got. Some of you may know that, sometimes, it is so hard to follow that advice. We have been working a lot, I mean really a lot. We both have several jobs and work 24/7 during summer, and last week we decided to take little break.

We packed our bags, left the city and drove 20 minutes to beautiful Villa outside Split city. We needed to RESTART. This is the main reason blogs are coming up again. We had time to put all our ducks in  a row and start hustling again.

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We have chosen Villa Amore for our getaway adventure mostly because Villa is isolated, but still close to city, beach, shops, restaurants, etc. It has beautiful natural surrounding and great view on mountain Mosor. Other than that, it has pool. We needed pool time.

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On the ground floor you have garage (enough space for 2 cars) and fun room with pool & soccer table, gym and a bathroom.

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On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms, huge living room, bathroom and kitchen which exits to the terrace. Whole Villa is acclimatized and perfect for summer temperatures.

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Also perfect is pool with outside shower, sunbeds and barbecue.

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She is in love with this waterfall!

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For you who didn’t recognize it, we are in Plitvice National Park, one of the most beautiful National Park in Europe and Maya is in love with it!

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Plitvice National Park, in Croatia, is known for its 16 lakes, waterfalls, canyons and streams, which makes it perfect gateway from crowded cities. If you are planing trip soon, here are some information that might help you organize it!

PARKING

We drove to Plitvice NP with a car, therefore we needed a parking. Car parking costs 7HRK (1EUR) per hour. There are 2 Main entrances to the park and each have parking. We arrived from Rastoke and road led us to Entrance 1.

ENTRANCE PLAN

Plitvice NP is logistically divided into the Upper Lakes and the Lower Lakes. Entrance 1 is closest to the Lower Lakes, Entrance 2 is slightly closer to the Upper Lakes. The most exciting and worth visiting place in Plitvice National Park is The Big waterfall. If you are in a hurry it is better to park at Entrance 1, from which there is a direct path to Big waterfall. That is exactly what we did, as we came around noon to the park.

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PARK HIGHLIGHTS

Like mentioned before, the most exciting place in Plitvice National Park is The Big waterfall, but that is just the beginning of the park story.

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Šupljara underground cave is slippery, so be careful, but it is also art of nature.

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Near Lake Gradinsko is a series of spectacular waterfalls.

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Lake Kozjak is the park’s largest lake.

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Lake Prošćansko has perfect Instargam reflection ;).

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Park has variety of trails, all linked by the trains and boats. If you have time walk, instead of jumping on to train, nature is spectacular!

TIP: Be aware that swimming is forbidden.

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FOOD

There are few places where you can buy food and drinks in Plitvice National Park, but we read that food is expensive there so we carried our own food with us. You can organize a nice picnic with an amazing view to the lakes!

TIP: bring plenty of water, or try water from the stream 🙂

ACCOMMODATION

If you are planing to stay in area you can either find some apartments or hotels in nearby villages. We spent night in lovely Restaurant Rooms Pino (book here). We booked double bed room with balcony for very affordable price (approx. 300 HRK). They also have restaurant within object, so we had both dinner and breakfast there.

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