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Category Archives: Slovenia

Spring Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe

Spring Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe

Spring is a big deal in Central and Eastern Europe. That’s not only because many of these countries were once pagan, but also because they have to put up with a long, dark winter. So when spring finally comes around, people are ready to celebrate. Most spring festivals in Central and Easter Europe involve burning… Continue Reading

Where to Watch the World Cup in Europe

Where to Watch the World Cup in Europe

Team USA might not have made it to the Finals, but if you’re traveling in Europe this summer there will be no escaping the excitement around Football’s Greatest Show on Earth. Most of the Continent is mad for soccer (call it football when you’re there, please) and there will be plenty of places across many… Continue Reading

Curious Thirst Quenchers: Regional Soft Drinks from Central & Eastern Europe

Curious Thirst Quenchers

Everyone needs some refreshment when they’re exploring new cities. But often travelers find themselves reaching for the old familiars rather than trying something unusual. Now that Coca Cola is available just about everywhere, it can be harder to branch out. But one great part of traveling is getting out of your comfort zone. There’s no… Continue Reading

Coffee, Tea and Slovenian Sweets: The Best Cafes in Ljubljana

Coffee, Tea and Slovenian Sweets: The Best Cafes in Ljubljana

Who doesn’t love Ljubljana? Okay, maybe you’ve never visited the charming capital of Slovenia, but once you see the city you’ll certainly want to stay. Especially once you set foot in the best cafes in Ljubljana. There’s a laid-back atmosphere throughout the city, and you’ll feel it especially where coffee is served. We’ve rounded up… Continue Reading

Darcy & Lloyd’s Trip Feedback in Words and Pictures

Darcy & Lloyd’s Trip Feedback in Words and Pictures

We love getting trip reports and feedback from our guests. We especially love it when one of the guests is an artist, like Darcy Lynn, and she sent us several of the paintings she has produced based on her travels with her husband Lloyd, on two trips we arranged, to Central Europe in 2015 and… Continue Reading

Where to Find the Legendary Lipizzan Horses

Where to Find the Legendary Lipizzan Horses

Even if you’ve never heard of Lipizzan horses, you probably know what they look like. These beautiful white horses are practically the stuff of legend. The breed dates back to the 16th century, when they were intended for the Hapsburg royal family. A village in modern-day Slovenia, Lipica, or Lipizza in Italian, provided the name. While both… Continue Reading

Gone Glamping: Luxury Lakeside Camping

Gone Glamping: Luxury Lakeside Camping

We have some truly unique properties among our offering, such as the Bond-like cliff-face hotel Villa Dubrovnik, the imposingly grand Gresham Palace in Budapest or the landmark site-turned-hotel in Prague’s Dancing House but nothing is quite like Garden Village Bled. Wait, what’s glamping? If you’ve never heard of glamping, well Garden Village is a perfect example.… Continue Reading

Where to Go in 2016?

Where to Go in 2016?

It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn to possible spring and summer vacation destinations. Travel journalists are particularly good at coming up with lists, so we’ve collated our own list-of-lists. For travellers who prefer to tread where none of your friends have ventured before, we’ve added our own suggestions for cities that haven’t yet made the mainstream,… Continue Reading

Slovenia for Foodies

Slovenia for Foodies

Slovenia is a country of contrasts. You can have a mountain adventure in the Julian Alps, experience culture and a lively street scene in Ljubljana or sun yourself on the country’s tiny bit of coast in Slovene Istria. These distinctions also extend to the country’s cuisine. The small country boasts 24 different culinary regions gathering… Continue Reading

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