Born and raised in Croatia, athletic Monika has always been a lover of the outdoors. After working in the corporate world for five years, her deep passion for travel and photography took over, and she left the office environment in order to explore the planet. After spending a year living and working in California, Monika returned to Croatia to dedicate her life to responsible 'green' tourism. Her energy and contagious enthusiasm made her a natural for a leader position with a cyclotourism group through Association of Croatian Travel Agencies, and she enjoys guiding groups on exploratory adventures through Croatia's many varied regions. Guests who travel with Monika are treated to a unique experience that combines her intimate knowledge of regional history, customs, traditions and food with a genuine enthusiasm for personal engagement. Monika's special interests, both on the job and off, include sea kayaking, hiking, cycling and wildlife photography.