ABOUT

Milijana Gabrić of World Travel Connector in Thailand

Hey and welcome to World Travel Connector!

I am Milijana, a traveler from Croatia and the person behind World Travel Connector.

Milijana Gabric in Antelope Canyon in Arizona by WorldTravelConnector.com
Me in Lower Antelope Canyon in Arizona © World Travel Connector

Although I don’t prefer to talk about myself much, I believe it’s necessary to introduce myself here.

I started this blog as my creative outlet writing poems about my travels. After some time I started getting zillion questions about practical travel tips in my inbox and I found out that I can help people with them too.

I decided to serve readers of my blog with all the knowledge and skills I have.

Milijana Gabric in front of Giza pyramids in Egypt by WorldTravelConnector.com
Me on a camel in front of a pyramid in Giza in Egypt © World Travel Connector

So, along with my travel poetry (at the moment I am taking a break from travel poetry on this blog, but only for a while!), you can find travel guides, travel itineraries, and tips related to travel accessories on my blog.

I am a hard-core introvert who is highly independent, curious about the world, and who possesses an insatiable thirst for self-growth.

I enjoy researching destinations, tailoring my travel itineraries, chasing my new journeys, and deeply reflecting on my travels.

Milijana Gabrić in Bali rice terraces
Me in Jatuliwih rice fields on Bali in Indonesia

I travel solo. But I am rarely ever alone. And, never lonely.

I meet local people and other fellow travelers on my travels who quite often become my new friends. Solo travel has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

Milijana Gabric from WorldTravelConnector.com with an Indonesian girl
My memories from the Indonesian island of Java: Cute Indonesian girl and me

Some of the most beautiful things about traveling are to get surprised by discovering new places you knew nothing about; meeting welcoming local people and learning about their lives, customs, and traditions; …and reminding yourself ‘what a tiny place you occupy in the world‘.

Milijana Gabric from WorldTravelConnector.com in Petra in Jordan
Me in Petra in Jordan

I prefer to leave room for exploration and spontaneity on my travels.

That’s why I prefer slow traveling. In my case, slow travel means traveling a month in one country on average and then moving to a new country. I usually travel for several months visiting several countries in a row. And when I notice that I need some more time for reflection, and even for a travel detox (yes, long-term traveling can be sensory and emotionally overwhelming!), I move back to my home base in Croatia.

Milijana Gabrić from WorldTravelConnector.com in Montenegro I San Stefan island, Montenegro I
Me and St Stephen island in Montenegro

Maybe you would like to know what’s my favorite place I’ve traveled to. I must disappoint you, as there is no single place. It’s impossible to compare deserts, volcanoes, lakes, rivers … I seek magnificent landscapes and spectacular World Heritage sites. I do visit tourist attractions. They are attractions for a good reason. But welcoming and kind people I meet on my travels keep me longer in one place.

Here a short selection of places that have captured my heart:

  • Myanmar – for Burmese people who are the kindest people I’ve ever met,
  • Tuscany – for the mix of beautiful landscapes and dolce-vita-lifestyle,
  • Israel – for glorious Biblical places and amazing foods from Israel,
  • Thailand – for stunning sandy beaches, good food, and good-hearted people,
  • Venice – a matchless architectural masterpiece in a wonderful sea lagoon,
  • Angkor Wat and Angkor – an unrivaled architectural complex and archaeological site covering an impressive 400 km2 area.
Milijana Gabrić in Bagan in Myanmar I Bagan is one of top Myanmar destinations
Me riding an e-bike in Bagan in Myanmar © World Travel Connector

In case you might want to know:

  • My favorite color is white,
  • My favorite beverage is coffee,
  • My favorite drink is red wine,
  • My favorite foods are seafood and cheese,
  • My favorite fruits are grapes and figs,
  • My favorite snacks are almonds,
  • The person I love the most and I admit it openly is my younger brother called Ante (Ante is the Croatian version of Anthony).

*Ante has been quadriplegic and using a mechanical ventilator for breathing for the past 17 years due to muscular dystrophy. Nevertheless, he loves life, his sister and he is the greatest supporter of her travels.
UPDATE: Ante passed away in January 2021. His sister strongly believes he has become an angel in Heaven who looks after his sister from there now.

Like I have already said, I prefer not to talk about myself and I believe this introduction was necessary here.

Instead, I prefer to talk about how I can help you.

If you are looking for well-researched travel destination guides, you are in the right place.

If you are looking for perfect travel itineraries to make the most of your time, money, and energy, please relax and follow my suggestions.

If you enjoy tasting local foods and discovering new flavors, head to my food travel guides.

If you love road trips, it makes two of us. I bet, you will love the road trips I took.

If you are a huge coffee devotee like me, you should take a look at my coffee travel adventures.

If you appreciate the beauty of nature and you chase breathtaking views, I covered some amazing hikes.

If you are a spiritual person or deep thinker who likes to ponder over the meaning of life or a person who likes to learn about various beliefs and cultures, my spiritual travel guides might suit your interest.

If you need help with travel planning, please free to reach me at milijana@worldtravelconnector.com

Happy and safe travels, always!

xoxo Milijana

Dahni u mene, Duše Sveti, da moje misli budu svete!
Pokreni me, Duše Sveti, da moj posao bude posvećen!
Privuci moje srce da zavolim samo ono što je sveto!
Zaštiti me, Duše Sveti, da mogu uvijek biti svet.
Sv. Augustin