Yes, we safely returned to the US and I'm back at work (college campus).
Our Croatian adventure was fantastic!!! We have wonderful memories of the country's natural beauty & charming people we met. We learned much from the city tour guides about the Dalmatian region as well as Croatian history & culture. It bears repeating ... Natasa was outstanding ... so was Tomi (kayak leader). Peter, Lea & Marija were also delightful. Chauffeurs were great, too. The only negative glitch was the hike -- in retrospect, I would have eliminated that activity and spent more time on Korcula's gorgeous beaches.
Hotels: 4 of the 5 were fabulous. Hotel Marul was nice & well located, but not the same quality as the others.
Kudos to YOU! The entire itinerary was very well planned and organized. We certainly appreciate your time and attentiveness. I'm glad we connected.
Have to mention (and thank) the gal at the hotel in Zadar -- she went well beyond the call of duty to rescue us in the parking lot when we couldn't find the hotel. :-)
I will definitely refer friends to Secret Dalmatia for travel to Croatia.
Linda & Maurice
P.S. During the entire trip we only saw one Dalmatian dog (in Split) -- LOL. Meanwhile, our girl was happy to reunite with her "pack".