“Um, where is Slovenia?” I received this question often from Americans while planning a trip to Slovenia, a country which was once part of the former Yugoslavia. The few Americans who nodded their head knowingly actually thought I was going to Slovakia, a country that used to be part of Czechoslovakia.
After a short geography lesson, my friends would then ask in a mystified tone, “Do you have to go there for work?” Out of necessity, I soon became an unofficial ambassador for this remarkable country. Slovenia has it all. It is a small, charming country featuring mountains, lakes, rivers, wine regions, coastal towns, and gorgeous architecture in a small geographic area — approximately 7,800 square miles. For comparison’s sake, California is approximately 163,000 square miles.
I recently spent several days in Slovenia, and I have posted the itinerary to my website. Read it now by clicking “Slovenia: A 3-Day Itinerary.”