What you need to know about visiting Mangart, Slovenia’s third tallest mountain

What you need to know about visiting Mangart, Slovenia’s third tallest mountain

When planning my trip to Slovenia, I knew that we had to visit Mangart to climb Slovenia’s third highest mountain. Although I’m newer to hiking and climbing than some adrenaline addicts, I enjoying pushing myself of my comfort zone and being in the mountains.  This post about Mangart will cover logistics of visiting Mangart, the crazy road up Mangart (Slovenia’s highest road), hiking Mangart, and the Mangart via ferrata route. (more…)

The best places to visit in Slovenia: Insider tips for avoiding the crowds

The best places to visit in Slovenia: Insider tips for avoiding the crowds

In the past years, Slovenia made it to the top of the bucket lists of many travelers and internet is bursting with advice on where to go in Slovenia and what to do in Slovenia. Most guides to Slovenia mention major Slovenian tourist attractions, such as Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Piran and Postojna caves. However, these places to visit in Slovenia are full of tourists during the summer. 

For a small country, Slovenia has many beautiful places to visit.  After living in Slovenia for seven years and exploring the country, Tereza hopes to show you which Slovenian tourist attractions are worth skipping and some alternatives to the most famous places to visit in Slovenia.  (more…)

15 Beautiful Slovenian Cities That You Have Never Heard Of

15 Beautiful Slovenian Cities That You Have Never Heard Of

Slovenia is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and there are so many beautiful cities to visit.  You’ve probably read why quite a few posts about why you must visit Lake Bled, however the best Slovenian cities to visit for me were the ones where we could sit back with a glass of Slovenian wine—and enjoy the beauty of our surroundings.

Thanks to some other bloggers and amazing readers, I’m publishing the 10 most beautiful cities that you’ve probably never heard of to inspire you to visit Slovenia!  (My amazing readers gave me FIVE more in Eastern Slovenia, so keep reading for a few more reader-suggested gems!)

This includes some cute Slovenian cities surrounded by vineyards, overlooking mountains, and nestled next to the sea. Keep reading for the best places to visit in Slovenia if you hate the crowds (or just love beautiful villages in Europe!)

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Introductory Guide to Via Ferrata: What to know before your first via ferrata

Introductory Guide to Via Ferrata: What to know before your first via ferrata

Via Ferrata is like rock climbing although instead of using a rope, you are securing yourself to steel cables that are drilled into the rock.  This allows you access difficult/isolated mountainous areas that would otherwise require expert climbing skills/ropes or the willingness to climb very steep scrambles without any assurances of safety.  

It allows you to also get a glimpse of the isolated, raw beauty of the mountains.  For someone who is reasonably in shape, it’s a great way to get off-the-beaten path, work out while on vacation, and have an adrenaline-filled adventure!

In this post, this is a via ferrata guide for beginners with why you should try out via ferrata, the best gear for via ferratas, and where to do via ferrata.

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