I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.






Free spirit.

My name is Valentina and I was born and raised in Croatia. At the age of 18 I started my nomadic adventure – exploring the world as much as I can!

So far, I’ve traveled to 13 countries, thousands and thousands of cities and 4 seas. I’ve lived in 3 European countries, changed 40 apartments and houses, had over 100 roommates and met…a million people? Literally!

I moved to Amsterdam 4 years ago. There, I experienced a huge cultural shock, but also a sort of satori, the Japanese word for ‘sudden awakening’, or simply ‘kick in the eye.’

That’s when I totally fell in love with the photography and the life in general.

Currently, I’m based in the province of Tarragona, Spain.

I have always been creative and I have always loved to create in every possible way inspired by my endless curiosity and positive sanity. Writing is one of my great passions.

I’ve reached into my own life to tell stories of my experiences and travels. I started to make and share content in the hope to inspire others.

I must say I feel a deep connection with nature. I love to spend time in the wilderness and I always seek more than I can actually see. I could spend the entire day in nature just by observing plants and animals. I love adventures especially – hiking and extreme sports.

To be frank, nothing makes me happier than meeting new people in new surroundings. I could say I’ve already met the whole world by living in Amsterdam together with 180 nationalities that live there. However, I want more. I want my itchy feet to step on each place, to feel every scent, to touch every mountain top, to feel every wave in each sea, to soak every view…

I simply want to travel the whole world.

I love to enjoy in the moment and create unforgettable memories, making connections everywhere I go and everywhere I leave. I love to collect experiences, not materialistic things. I love exploring unexplored. I strongly believe life without taking a risk or facing your fear isn’t really a life. I believe in HUMANITY. I believe in kindness, smiles and good will that is always ready to help. That’s me.  

Kookylovestotravel.com is about adventures, exploring and discovering our world with all the beauties that are around us. Special focus is on adventure travelling, exploring hidden gems, travelling on budget with everyday positivity, enjoying life to the fullest and being eternally happy. I am specialized in story telling and sharing my honest experiences with my readers and followers about places I visit and things or activities I use, question everything and keep my free spirit always fully alive.

With this blog, I hope I can inspire others to push their limits, leave their comfort zones, cherish their creativity together with curiosity and open their lungs fully in order to start living fully. To have fun. To see the beauty in everything. To throw away insecurities and prejudices. To travel. To move. To LIVE. And to smile each day.


Currently, I am a travel blogger, copywriter & social media manager with some skills in web/graphic designing, developing, video editing and photography. I create digital content for small companies and particulars who need help with building their brand and promoting. I also write columns about culture at Croatian portal Odjeci Kulture and inspirational essays on Medium.

Let’s talk about your needs and inquiries and see how can I help you!

Feel free to email me: kookylovestotravel@gmail.com or contact me in one of the social media networks.

Check my photos on Instagram. Like my page on Facebook. See my tweets on Twitter. See my vides and subscribe to my YouTube channel. Have a look at my pins on Pinterest.

Thank you for reading and welcome to my world!

Let’s get creative together!