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Traveling can take you places you never thought existed and Slovenia is a travel destination that has made a life long impression for us on the value of the roads less traveled.
The most wonderful aspect of Slovenia we find every time we visit is the amount of variety packed into a relatively small area. 50km of electric blue seacoast, the majestic Julian Alps, Medieval cities and castles, pristine rivers and forests, and quaint towns are just the beginning. It is never really too crowded here, but it has its high season which is summer. October is a wonderful month because the summer crowds are gone, but the fall foliage and warm afternoons are still in vogue.
Active and healthy:
Slovenia is a place where wellness, health and outdoor activities are primary virtues. We’ve indulged in the opulent spas and wellness resorts in the sea towns of Piran and Portorosse. The Slovenian Mountain Trail has taken us from Maribor, through the mountains all the way to the Adriatic Sea. Even the Via Alpina which passes through six Alpine countries has its routes through here. Health is celebrated with the abundance of thermal spas and fresh diet inspired by the landscapes and climate.
While the museums, churches, restaurants and hotels in the country all share a lot about national culture and hospitable charm, our favorite places are the outdoors. Slovenia is the adventure tourism capital of Europe. Lake Bled with its island church, crystal clear waters and mountain backdrop is as equally unforgettable as the Eiffel Tower. The valley views of Gorenjska are truly alpine and the towns along the Adriatic coast like Izola offer another world of maritime relaxation. Ljubljana the capital is a welcoming city which feels more like a friendly castle town than a formal capital.