Love Thursday: Lovers’ Island

Thanks to faithful reader, Gil, here is a spectacular photo of Galesnjak, what has been dubbed “Lovers’ Island” off the coast of Croatia:

Lovers' Island

Its amazing heart shape was discovered by viewers of Google Earth; even owner Vlado Juresko hadn’t realized before that his uninhabited island was such a perfect heart until people started requesting to stay there.

Update: Apparently since I wrote this post in 2009, some deforestation has been going on. Only click on this link if you want to have a sad.

Speaking of romantic locations, if you’re looking for a nice spot to celebrate Valentine’s Day or any day, do check out two articles I recently published with the BootsnAll Travel Network:

Five Great Valentine’s Day Getaways in the USA

Six Romantic Getaways Around the World

Happy Love Thursday everyone!

Do you play around with Google Earth?

16 Beans of Wisdom to “Love Thursday: Lovers’ Island”
  1. Gil


    Thank *you*! Love getting emails full of love 🙂

  2. Bellissima!!!

    Happy Love Thursday.

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..Don’t get depressed, don’t get depressed…

    And also to you bella 🙂

  3. 02.12.2009

    When I went to Croatia 12 years ago and visited the Dalmatian Coast, I thought of how it would be the perfect place for a honeymoon — so beautiful the Mediterranean and the sky, fantastic food, and even interesting history and architecture . . .although I didn’t end up going there for MY honeymoon (it was Bella Italia for us of course!).

    Kim B.’s last blog post..A Walk Around the Neighborhood on a Rainy February Day

    Croatia looks really lovely from the outside…wouldn’t mind a visit myself!

  4. casalba

    That’s just stunning.

    Really is a great photo, isn’t it?

  5. julie

    Happy Love Thursday, Michelle!

    Thanks Julie; same to you 🙂

  6. 02.12.2009

    See? You can find love anywhere – even Croatia!

    anna l’americana’s last blog post..A fungus among us…..

    Or at least off the coast 😉

  7. oh wow! Never heard of this island…SO LOVELY!

    erin :: the olive notes’s last blog post..some more news

    Yeah apparently it doesn’t even *really* have a name…Lovers’ Island seems just as good as any, no? 😉

  8. 02.12.2009

    I love to ‘home’ in on our house and that of my parents in Australia too.

    Stunning island!

    Scintilla’s last blog post..Stregata.

    Especially fun for those of us far from home, isn’t it?

  9. 02.12.2009

    Such a great shot! My husband likes to get on Google Earth and check out our parents’ hometowns in Italy and see our own neighborhood here in the Philadelphia Suburbs. It’s pretty incredible how detailed it can be though!

    Happy Love Thursday!

    Lisa’s last blog post..Pool Time

    Almost scarily detailed, huh? 😉

  10. 02.12.2009

    How cool is THAT!?!?!

    Happy Love Thursday!

    Tanya’s last blog post..if this ain’t love….

    Same to you Tanya 🙂

  11. 02.12.2009

    Happy Love Thursday! After my middle son comes home from school today, I am going to come back here to your site and show him this fantastic photo. He is the one who always finds and gives me heart shaped rocks… and I know he will appreciate seeing this island.

    Amber’s last blog post..Nyquil, not Nutella (oh the horror)!

    Oh a family Love Thursday! Love it 🙂

  12. 02.12.2009

    Wow, how cool is that!

    Angela Klocke’s last blog thursday

    Thank goodness for Google Earth, huh?! Thanks for stopping by Angela 🙂

  13. 02.12.2009

    Just popped this post up at the group site.
    Excellent articles!
    Hugs from NYC

    Frances’s last blog post..what’s in my camera 02.11.09

    Great idea Frances! I think the “shes” will love this 🙂

  14. 02.13.2009

    Michelle, congratulations you and Sara made it into the LA Times-here is the link. If you want the story in print-I have saved it for you.,0,3933430.story

    Esme’s last blog post..Spreading the Joys of Nutella

    Thanks so much! Will email 🙂

  15. 02.14.2009

    Congrats on the articles and what an amazing photo!

    jen of a2eatwrite’s last blog post..What’s Cooking Wednesday: Parisian Roquefort Walnut Salad

    Thanks Jen…kind of makes you want to fly off to an island, doesn’t it?

  16. sabineM

    That is Fabulous! I WANT to take that photo myself! HOW awesome!

    Wouldn’t *that* be fabulous?!



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