Explore Slovenia and make the most of your visit to this amazing country with these fun things to do.
When you’re planning your next European holiday, Slovenia should be on your list. This tiny country, located between Italy, Croatia, Austria and Hungary, is becoming more and more popular as people discover its natural beauty. From the towering Julian Alps to the shores of the Adriatic Sea and its picturesque forest hikes, Slovenia has it all. The country has a rich history and culture that’s just waiting to be discovered. You’ll love exploring the peaceful and elegant capital, Ljubljana, and fall in love with the breath-taking scenery at Lake Bled. Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure, family trip or romantic break, these are the most fun things to do in Slovenia.
Including a valley that most Kiwis have never visited, and the country’s most underestimated region.
New Zealand is blessed with lots of experiences that never fail to disappoint.
Here are our favourites – some well known – others entirely off the beaten track.
Some of Mother Nature’s finest work.
So wrote iconic American author Jack Kerouac in the novel that inspired a million journeys, On The Road. It’s a book that lies close to the American heart, speaking to a love of adventure and the pursuit of happiness. To this day in Kerouac’s spiritual home of San Francisco, book vendors keep copies of On The Road behind the counter due to the frequency with which it is shoplifted by financially challenged travellers chasing the writer’s hedonistic dream. On the Road gave birth to the great American road trip. Long stretches of picturesque highway. Windows down and the stereo up. Historic Route 66.
Bridges began as a simple way to cross water and hazards but have grown into their own beautiful pieces of architecture over time.
The world is full of architectural wonders, and some of the coolest structures out there are bridges. Some are driven over daily, as a way to get from one place to another. A couple are located at tourist attractions, where people must pay to walk over them. And many are iconic images, associated with specific places around the world.
When planning a trip, it isn’t unusual to make sure that you see as many attractions as possible, making sure not to miss any at all. Unfortunately, though, it doesn’t always work out that way. With so many beautiful and historical sites to see, it can be hard to choose which one to cut out.
Luckily for you, though, we have compiled a list of places that are so stunning that they are more than worth planning an entire trip to see. All of the items on this list are amazing pieces of architecture that have an equally amazing history. Something else they have in common? They are all absoluely worth visiting.
On 18 July, the peaceful town of Vevey, on the shores of Lake Geneva near Montreux, transforms into party central as it hosts one of the world’s biggest (and rarest) wine festivals. The Fête des Vignerons – which was granted Unesco intangible cultural heritage status in 2016 – was founded in 1797 to honour the wine-makers of the Lavaux wine region, one of Switzerland’s premier wine appellations.