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Slovenia

Heard of Slovenia? If not, you're in for a treat! Situated between the Alps and the Adriatic, this European nation borrows pages from its neighbors (Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary) while penning its own intriguing story, and the end result reads like a "Best of Europe" packed into a palm-sized page-turner.

Roughly the same square mileage as Connecticut, a long drive just doesn't exist here, and the border is no more than two-three hours by car in any direction from the centrally located capital of Ljubljana. One week enables you to hike amidst the stunning alpine beauty of Lake Bled and Bohinj, sample award-winning wines of the Haloze and Brda regions, wander through the Romanesque city of Ptuj, spelunk in the UNESCO-recognized Škocjan Caves, stroll the streets of baroque-infused Ljubljana, retrace Hemingway's footsteps in A Farewell to Arms, get coastal in the soulful Adriatic town of Piran, and stalk the famous marble trout that haunt the Soča River's turquoise waters. Throw in some spectacular dining experiences and, of course, the friendly Slovenians themselves, and you'll find yourself erasing Slovenia from your "must visit" list and penciling it in for "must return."

Slovenia is a perfect destination for active families, lovers of the outdoors, European history buffs, and food and wine connoisseurs. Frontiers has had a presence in Slovenia (formerly part of Yugoslavia), since 1988, when President Mike Fitzgerald, Jr. ventured there on an exploratory fishing trip. The trip was a great success and the destination earned Frontiers' stamp of approval, until the dissolution of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s put a hold on leisure travel to the region. With over 20 years of experience in Slovenia, Frontiers' staff is uniquely well versed in the nation's many appeals. Contact us to start planning your own visit.