Continue the Journey with Mediterranean & Me! Just on a New “Coast”

McKenzie Lynn Tozan
Mediterranean and Me
2 min readMay 18, 2024

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I remember the very first time I watched Julie & Julia starring Meryl Streep & Amy Adams, I was so taken by Meryl’s portrayal of Julia Child’s excitement upon entering her Parisian home for the first time. She elegantly twirls her way through the space, ending up in a beautiful, classy, & just so Parisian bedroom with fluffy floral prints.

And then Julia happily flops down on her bed, only to discover that she’s much too tall for her, her feet dangling off the end of the bed.

After living in coastal Croatia for 3 years, I realize that living as an expat, mom of 3 bilingual kids, & freelance writer is a lot like sleeping with feet hanging off of the bed.

The situation is imperfect… but that bedroom is still stunning.

the above is an excerpt from my new Mediterranean & Me newsletter

I’m pleased to share my journey in coastal Croatia on the island of Krk, though now I’ll be sharing my stories on Substack. If you’re interested in more travel stories, food sensitivity-friendly recipes, & cultural immersion mishaps, Mediterranean & Me has you covered!

Each newsletter will include a story about my life in Croatia, whether it’s about being a travel writer, being a mom of three bilingual/dual citizen kids…

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McKenzie Lynn Tozan
Mediterranean and Me

A Dino Poet, Novelist, Book Reviewer, Double EIC, & Midwestern Girl in Croatia. THE DUPLEX out now! https://beacons.ai/mckenzielynntozanwrites