The dawn of a new year usually gets me thinking about all the places I have yet to go. This year, though, all I can think about is the most magical place I’ve yet been:
Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park.
A sprawling meander alongside travertine lakes and glorious waterfalls, through lacy woods tufted with flowering plants, this European deep breath of a tourist attraction is so vivid, lush and crystal-clean, it can be a challenge to remember that the landscape is 100% real.
But hey, if you want to keep an eye out for the blue Na’vi of Avatar, by all means…knock yourselves out.