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Bograč Festival – bringing cultures together through Slovenian food

Ever since that trip to Eastern Europe, I have been fascinated with Slovenia.  The country isn’t very big and probably isn’t on the radar for many people when it comes to visiting Europe. I think part of my love for Slovenia has to do with where I grew up.  South Carolina isn’t a big state […]

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The ultimate Slovenia travel guide and resource page

For those planning a trip to Slovenia, this ultimate Slovenia travel guide will give you an overview of the country, travel guides for each of Slovenia’s regions and geography, adventure travel and outdoor activities, a guide on Slovenian food and wine, places to stay, a list of activities and must-see destinations in Slovenia, and photos […]

Tourism in Slovenia, life as a tour guide and traveler

Tourism in Slovenia, life as a tour guide and traveler

Learn more about Slovenia culture, food, people, history, tourism, geography, life in Yugoslavia, war, and more in Part I, Part II, and Part III of my interview with Slovenia Tour Guide Marijan Kriskovic. What is the future of tourism in Slovenia?  Can it be one of the next big destinations in Europe?  Friend and Slovenian […]

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Slovenian culture, geography, food, and people

Learn more about Slovenia culture, food, people, history, tourism, geography, life in Yugoslavia, war, and more in Part I, Part II, and Part III of my interview with Slovenia Tour Guide Marijan Kriskovic. While many people may not know a lot about Slovenia, it is rich in culture and history and has played an important […]

Slovenia life, history, and war in Yugoslavia – an interview with Marijan Kriskovic

Slovenia life, history, and war in Yugoslavia – an interview with Marijan Kriskovic

Learn more about Slovenia culture, food, people, history, tourism, geography, life in Yugoslavia, war, and more in Part I, Part II, and Part III of my interview with Slovenia Tour Guide Marijan Kriskovic. My encounter with her was brief but passionate.  I didn’t get to know her as well as I would have liked.  However, […]

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Slovenia sets the standard for Green Tourism in Europe

For anyone who has spent time in Slovenia, you understand how incredibly diverse the landscape is for such a small country.  There are the Julian Alps and the pristine lakes such as Lake Bled.  There’s the Karst region with the famous caves and rocky landscapes like the Postojna and Škocjan Caves.  The Soča Valley has […]

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A Slovenia travel guide: tips from Slovenia’s Tourist Board

In Europe, Slovenia is one truly one of the hidden gems and best kept secrets.  As part of the former Yugoslavia, it can get overlooked by its neighbors Croatia and Italy.  Nestled at the base of the Alps, Slovenia has something for everyone – mountains, lakes, a fascinating capital city, a unique history and culture, […]

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Lake Bled, Slovenia – a photo essay

For any visitor to Slovenia, Lake Bled is a “must see” destination.  While Ljubljana is the charming capital of this country, less than an hour away is a picturesque glacial lake nestled at the foot of the Alps. Lake Bled has a number of interesting features aside from its natural beauty.  The lake doesn’t allow […]