Despite being younger than most of us at Original Travel, Slovenia has a lot to shout about: the Alps, the Med (well, a sliver of the Adriatic coast) and more beautiful lakes and forests than you can shake a stick at. Wooden jokes aside, Slovenia is poised to become one of Europe's hottest new destinations. As you can probably tell, we're excited.
Highlights include the bite-sized and near unpronounceable capital Ljubljana; the Julian and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps (particularly the Triglav National Park) with their beautiful lakes (including Lake Bled, among the prettiest in Europe), gorges and walking trails, and a coastline bordering Istria with a fascinating Venetian heritage. Speaking of Istria, Slovenia is itself a foodie destination of note, with some excellent wines to sample in Styria and beyond. Sold? You should be.