Collected by Heather Lynch
Lake Bled, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Bled (and the lake by the same moniker) is the most Fairytale-esque town I've ever experienced. The people are almost jarringly friendly by American standards, the island church is as beautiful as it is quaint, and the castle perched on the cliffs...
Lake Bohinj, 4265 Bohinjsko jezero, Slovenia
It's a bit cold, yes - even in August. But the spectacular views and pristine water easily make up for the chilly swimming. We packed our beach towels, bought a few cold beers, and hiked around the lake for awhile until we found a more secluded...
5271 Slap, Slovenia
Zmago, the owner and lead winemaker, met us at the top of the hill that leads to his family farm and the headquarters of a small organic Slovene wine label, Guerila. He walked down from the family's house to greet us, a plate of dried fruit,...
Gosposka ulica 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
The 13 suites at Ljubljana’s Antiq Palace complement the city’s historic and artsy appeal. Vaulted ceilings, muted lighting, and private terraces create a hushed oasis near the bustling commercial neighborhood around the Ljubljanica River. From...
Metelkova ulica 11, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
The ‘Metelkova City Autonomous Cultural Center‘, in Ljubljana, Slovenia—more commonly known and much easier said ‘Metelkova’— is a composition of seven buildings and outdoor space run by independent leaders of civic engagement, political action...
Probably the least Balkan-esque of the countries that make up the former Yugoslavia, Slovenia is renowned for its natural beauty. However, before you venture to the lakes, waterfalls, castles and caves make sure you spend a good amount of time in...
6230 Predjama, Slovenia
The best kept culinary secret in Slovenia is the strudel at the inn near Predjama Castle. There is only one inn, you can't miss it. The pastry is served warm and with just the right amount of sugar. Like all great castles this one too has a troll....
Želeška cesta 9, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
This little lakeside bar in Bled has an organic look and feel which might imply the "dreams" could be a product of something you might find in Amsterdam. Wrong bar. The cozy interior opens out onto a wonderful patio with views of the castle and...
Grajska planota 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
For those of you who have ever wondered what Italy was probably like before the tourists showed up, this is that city. I have been all over Europe, but no city has left such a mark on me as Ljubljana. From the top of the city's castle, one can...
Turistično društvo Gorje, Podhom 80, 4247 Zgornje Gorje, Slovenia
It's hard to pull yourself away from the fairytale setting of Lake Bled, but less than three mile's drive is Vintgar Gorge. This magical gorge looks straight out of the Hobbit, with its technicolor pools and waterfalls. The gorge carves its way...
Rožna ulica 7, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jason & the Argonauts killed a dragon, best i can tell this is why dragons are evident all over the country. Local legends state when a virgin crosses the bridge, the dragons will wag their tails- there is also cobblers bridge where hundreds of...
When I told a foodie friend I was going to Slovenia, she insisted I detour through the Vipava Valley to dine at Gostilna Pri Lojzetu. Located in western Slovenia, about an hour’s drive from both Trieste and Ljubljana, the valley is surrounded by...
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