Named the greenest country in the world, Slovenia in Central Europe continues to live up to the title. Slovenia is a small country with less than 2 million people known for amazing hiking, mountainous terrain, crystalline lakes, and friendly people proud to share their local products and stunning scenery. There’s picturesque Lake Bled and neighboring Lake Bohinj with the most surreal aqua blue lakes and fairytale castles. Or the UNESCO World Heritage sites Idrija with one of the largest mercury mines in the world, Krokar and Sneznik with virgin forest reserves, and Skocjan Caves with Karst topography that includes one of the world's largest known underground river canyons. Go glamping in the southern region of Bela Krajina where you can venture out to sample locally produced foods and other products. Don’t miss the country’s green capital city of Ljubljana with its historic castle, cobbled streets with centuries old architecture, riverfront cafes serving traditional foods and coffee drinks, interesting museums, and a central plaza in Old Town with amazing street performers and vendors.

Wherever we go, we always have a beaten up guidebook, local phrasebook, and weatherproof map in our backpacks.