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AK Monthly Recap: August 2023

Kate taking a selfie wearing a pink jacket and hiking near a still green lake in Greenland.

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What does summer travel look like to you? For me, July is the time for a few quick trips, but August is when I go away to chill out and remove myself from the world.

In this month, there were two big trips: the end of my Montenegro and Croatia trip, which was all about enjoying the best of the Adriatic; then a two-week trip to Copenhagen and Greenland, all about enjoying the edge of the wilderness.

Let’s take a look at what made August 2023 great!

Enjoying the moraine hike near Eqi Glacier, Greenland

Destinations Visited

  • Perast, Montenegro
  • Dubrovnik, Cavtat, Koločep, Lopud, and Šipan, Croatia
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Kangerlussuaq (and the Greenland Ice Sheet), Aasiaat, Manermiut, Qeqertarsuaq, Ilulissat, Oqaatsut, and Eqi Glacier, Greenland
Perast, a small town on the Adriatic with lots of boats in the bay and a tiny church steeple sticking up.
I loved the town of Perast, even on a rainy morning.


Celebrating my 39th birthday in one of the prettiest small towns on the Adriatic — Perast, Montenegro. It started out a bit rainy, but cleared up and turned out to be lovely! Charlie and I got lunch at a mussel and oyster farm in the Bay of Kotor, did a boat trip around the bay and to Our Lady of the Rocks, went for a lovely swim, and enjoyed a tasty dinner out.

A wonderful return to Dubrovnik. I’m always happy to visit Dubrovnik, and this time I got to try out something especially cool — the Sky Bike Dubrovnik, where you ride a bike on a tightrope on Mount Srd’, overlooking the city. We also enjoyed a private day trip by boat to the beautiful Elafiti Islands — a wedding present from Charlie’s Croatian colleagues!

I also got to hit up some of my favorites — walking the walls (now an eye-watering 35 EUR ($38) when I paid 70 kuna ($10) on my first visit in 2011), and Dubrovnik Eat with Locals for some fabulous food and friendship.

Getting to know Cavtat. Cavtat (SAHV-taht) is a small seaside town close to Dubrovnik but a world away. It’s quiet, chill, and so much cheaper than Dubrovnik, with a direct boat to the old city for 20 EUR ($22) round-trip. I really liked it! Definitely a good option for people who want to experience Dubrovnik but hate crowds.

A small Greenlandic town with brightly colored cottages against a steep green mountain.
The town of Qeqertarsuaq on Disko Island was one of my favorite places in Greenland.

Good times in Copenhagen. With three visits this summer, Copenhagen is becoming one of my better-known cities! Some highlights were…

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