Interview – SJ Begonja (Chasing the Donkey)

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It’s always great meeting new folks from the travel world and today is no different as we would like to introduce Sarah Jane Begonja from her wonderfully acclaimed website, Chasing the Donkey focusing on travel around Croatia.

Please feel free to comment, ask questions and connect with SJ using her various social media fronts listed below.

We would like to give a special THANK YOU to Sarah Jane for taking time to interview with us!

me and donkey

Name: Sarah Jane Begonja (originally from Sydney, Australia now residing in Croatia)

Website: Chasing the Donkey

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What is your favorite aspect of traveling and if you are a travel blogger, why did you decide to create your website? 

Travelling for us is a necessity as staying in place is far too boring and we get ants in our pants. Plus travel means new things to be discover. Both about the places in which we travel & within ourselves.

How many continents have you visited? 


How many countries have you visited? 


What is your favorite destination in the world and why? 

Picking one destination is far too hard. I tried and tried to narrow it down to just one, but as they all have some kind of special meaning or memories, I found it impossible.

I can narrow down a continent… that’d be Europe, as I love the history, churches, being able to cross boarders in your car.

If money/time was no object and you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you travel to and why? 

The one big place I would love to get to would be Antarctica. I’d love to explore that area (on a ship….nothing too adventurous now) and marvel it all of it’s glory.

Which of the following gadgets do you take on your travels? 

Laptop, Tablet, Phone and Camera

What is your preferred method of transport? 


Complete the following, “Everywhere I go, I visit….” 

The best place to get coffee. I can’t live without my caffeine hit, and I get to people watch at the same time.

Here is your chance to sell yourself and your website! Tell us some more information about yourself, what your travel philosophies & future plans are and anything else that people may find interesting to read about… 

I blog about Croatia. The food, the places to visit and my expat life here. Including our olive garden and plans to build our dream house.

Chasing the Donkey

I’ve been with my Croatian husband for 15 years, and we have a toddler, who we take with us on all of our travels. I am a 5th Generation Aussie, coming from Irish convict stock, yet people still want to know ‘yes, but where are your family from’…

Travelling for us used to be about us, now I want to show my son the world, and inspire him to seek our new adventures and never stop moving.

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Chris Boothman
Chris Boothman is the co-founder of A Brit and A Southerner. Born near Manchester, England, Chris moved to USA in 2006 where he soon after met his wife and travel partner in crime, Heather. They have since embarked on an amazing journey of travel as they challenge others to follow in their paths of working full-time but also being able to travel frequently! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Chris at [email protected]



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