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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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