Croatia- A Self Discovery adventure with Angie Monson

UPDATE! NEW DATE ADDED! Sept 23-30th, 2017

Last year I found myself completely lost, disconnected, and was on a journey to find me again. It was a rough year to say the least, but the journey of finding me again has been such an amazing learning experience about myself, relationships, finding purpose, and finding joy again.

I have talked to so many people this past year that are really going through struggles that almost feel insurmountable at times and the truth is life sometimes throws us curveballs in which rock us to our core. These are the moments that mold us, even if in the moment we don’t see it. THIS is when we have to show up and do the work even when we feel like breaking down. I know some of you out there can relate to what I am saying and even if you don’t, at some point in your life you probably will be in a similar situation.

I have realized throughout all of this that having the tools to face life when everything seems to be falling apart is extremely important. These things aren’t taught in schools, and a lot of time they aren’t taught to us by our parents either. So we go through life just trying to figure it out on our own. It’s scary, it’s heavy and it’s real. One tool I have found to help me extremely is to get out of my box, to spend time alone, to re-connect with my core. I had to ask myself; What do I want? What do I need? What is my purpose? How am I adding value to this world? Traveling has opened this space up for me. A space to explore myself, observe others, be in the moment, and just let go of the fear that holds me back when I am at home and in my head. I always return a new, better version of myself. I feel re-connected to my core values, my vision of what I want for my life, and I am able to see life again with a clearer point of view.

If you follow my work you know how passionate I am about travel. I want to share that with you. I wanted to create a trip that would be unforgettable for women to connect, be free and open to be themselves, and discover themselves again. I hope you can join me this fall in Croatia on this incredible adventure. I went last year and I will never forget how this trip made me feel. I am a firm believer that life is more about the experiences and relationships we have than the things we can buy or show off.

I am all about going on adventures that are off the beaten path. I do not enjoy the touristy way of traveling, but I know it’s easier to go that route if you don’t travel often. This will be an experience that you will never forget. Trust me and you can just show up and enjoy it! All the logistics are taken care of!

Join me in Croatia the most beautiful time of year and without the tourist crowds! Temps remain around 70 degrees during the day, so it’s perfect to adventure outside all day long!

DETAILS: Land of Waterfalls, Plitvice Lakes National Park 

The highlights of this multi-activity adventure holiday include kayaking, rafting, walking and cycling in the area around Plitvice Lakes National Park while experiencing breathtaking views and stunning scenery of Croatia. Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, plays host to 16 lakes, numerous waterfalls fed by both the Black and White Rivers, as well as seemingly endless forests which make for unique and unforgettable experiences. The itinerary will also take you on a journey down Mreznica and Zrmanja Rivers by kayak, rafting down the Una River in Bosnia and Herzegovina and cycling over rolling hills to Barac Caves.

Accommodation is provided by the families of Korana Village, a small romantic place hidden away in a valley by the river in Plitvice Lakes National Park. The houses are small, traditional dwellings with simple, clean and comfortable rooms in an idyllic setting. The peaceful atmosphere makes for an ideal base from which we will explore the surrounding area.

When: Sept 23-30, 2017

Where: You will fly into Zagreb, Croatia. Transfers from the airport will be included! Someone will be there to help you every step of the way, don’t you worry!

What’s included: 7 nights accommodation, all airport transfers, activities (stand up hiking, kayaking, biking, white water rafting). Includes your breakfast every day as well.

Headshots: I will be photographing each and every one of you on Sipan island. This is a chance to get amazing, memorable photos of yourself in a beautiful place! I want you to take home something special that will help you remember the trip, so bring pretty dresses to frolic around in:)

Cost: $2250- the only extra money you will need for the trip is for lunches, dinners, and souvenirs. Croatia is relativity inexpensive ($7-12 for meals). *Price does not include airfare. I can help you book your flight and give you tips on how to get a great price.

*This trip is limited to 10 women and I have 2 spots already spoken for! Bring a friend or come on your own, but guaranteed you will leave with new life long friends! This trip is all about self exploration and connection. I am so excited to share this trip with you!

TO BOOK: Deposit required to secure your spot is $950 (remainder will be due one month before the trip takes place- August 23rd). I will send you an invoice and contract to secure your spot. Please email info@simplicityphotography.com to book or for any questions!

***THIS IS NOT A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP, this is a chance for you to find you again, connect, and take time out for YOU. Examples of what the adventure looks like… you guys, it really is beyond dreamy there. A place that you can just escape to and get out of your box.

Hope to see you there,



  1. Stephanie Castillo on March 7, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Ooooh my heart aches to go on this!!

  2. Wendi chitwood on March 7, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Ahhhhh I have a wedding on 10/7… whyyyyy???? I would for sure go if I didn’t!

  3. Abby Ward on March 9, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Your photos are beautiful!

  4. Trudy Holtz on March 16, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Hi Angie,

    Where would you fly into for the Croatia trip? I am from MI and am trying to figure out the cost of flights. Do you have to do anything special with passports?


  5. Rebecca on March 27, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Your pictures are gorgeous !

  6. Melissa Donaldson on March 30, 2017 at 5:21 am

    Beautiful work! Love love love it! Inspiring!

  7. Jolanta on April 21, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    this looks absolutely fabulous! I wish I could come.. my husband said: “pay off your business credit card and you can go” lol!

  8. simplicity photography on April 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Nothing special for passports. You would fly into Zagreb, Croatia. My flight from SLC, UT was $950.