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Herbal Glamping Resort Ljubno

Herbal Glamping Resort Ljubno

First stop of my trip to Slovenia was a visit to a Herbal Glamping Resort in Ljubno. I didn’t have any idea what that meant but the website promised me a natural, healthy, and authentic experience in nature. I can tell you now that it did not disappoint! As soon as I arrived I was offered a welcome drink made with herbs and water. It felt great to be outside surrounded by all these mountains and nature! The sun shining down on my skin and the smell of fresh herbs filling my nose were pure bliss.

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Herbal Glamping Resort Ljubno

What is glamping?

Glamping is a way for those who enjoy nature, but don’t want to break from modern comforts, to experience it on a whole new level. This experience combines everything you love about nature with all of the benefits of camping and spa treatments. Herbal glampsites are popping up all over the world, including in Slovenia and are quickly gaining popularity! If you have never heard of herbal glamping, it is the next best thing to camping in a tent. It is a way for city dwellers and outdoor enthusiasts alike to experience nature.

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Glamping: A New Way to Experience Nature

Camping has always been one of the most popular ways to spend time outdoors, but there’s a new trend in camping that’s picking up speed and gaining lots of attention. Herbal glamping combines the simple pleasures of traditional camping with the comforts of everyday life, so you don’t have to rough it if you don’t want to!

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Herbal Glamping Resort Ljubno

Herbal glamping refers to an emerging trend that combines the comforts of home with the delights of camping. This is perfect for those who want to take their stay from an ordinary camp out into something much more luxurious while still being able to enjoy nature just as they would if they had been camping with friends.

Herbal Glamping Resort Ljubno

Herbal Glamping Resort Ljubno: A five-star glamping experience (surrounded by herbs)

Herbal Glamping Resort Ljubno
Herbal Glamping Resort Ljubno
 
Herbal Glamping Resort Ljubno
Herbal Glamping Resort Ljubno
 
The Benefits of Herbal Glamping

Glamping is a way of life that combines glamour with the outdoors. It’s a way to enjoy the great outdoors without sacrificing style and comfort. If you want to take your glamping experience up a notch, try herbal glamping. This practice involves using plants and herbs in conjunction with the rest of your camping gear.

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Charming Slovenia

Herbal Glamping Resort Ljubno

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Charming Slovenia

Charming Slovenia

Charming Slovenia
Charming Slovenia
 

Visiting Slovenia can be an exciting experience in and of itself. But if you want to get the most out of your time here, it helps to have some kind of plan as to what you want to do while you’re here. There are so many great things to do in Slovenia that narrowing it down can feel almost impossible at first glance.

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I have linked the blog posts below where I am sharing my itinerary with you. Click on the blog posts to read how to spend your time in Slovenia:

Ljubljana, Slovenia’s charming capital

Piran, a picturesque seaside town

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Disclaimer 1: The trip to Slovenia was powered by the Slovenian Tourist board.

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Ljubljana Slovenia’s charming capital

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana, Slovenia’s charming capital and the country’s largest metropolis, should be on your list of must-visit European destinations.

If you’re tired of popular tourist destinations like Paris and Rome, or if you’re just looking for an affordable weekend getaway from home, Ljubljana has everything you need to fulfill your travel goals in an affordable way.

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

5 Reasons Why Ljubljana is the Perfect City for a Weekend Getaway

1. It’s the perfect size to explore on foot

2. Activities are endless, but low cost

3. There’s no shortage of coffee shops and restaurants

4. The architecture is beautiful

5. Accommodation options vary from budget hotels to luxury spas

Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

Where to stay Ljubljana

Located in the heart of Ljubljana, the Vander Design Hotel is a contemporary boutique hotel with an international vibe. Guests can enjoy a wide range of services and amenities including free WiFi access and a pool on the terrace.

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

After exploring the city by day, head back to your room to recharge for another day of sightseeing. In the morning enjoy breakfast à la carte before heading out for the next adventure!

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Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

The magic of Ljubljana – A European Capital unlike any other

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana: A city to fall in love with

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Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

3 THINGS TO DO IN LJUBLJANA

1. Cycling tour of cultural and green Ljubljana

Ljubljanica River, Art Nouveau buildings, Slovenian National Theatre. This is just some of the things you will see as you cycle through Ljubljana. It is a small city that has plenty to offer and it feels very welcoming with its friendly locals and relaxed atmosphere. The perfect place to spend a weekend or more!

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

2. A boat ride on Ljubljanica River

Ljubljanica River is at the heart of the city, flowing through its center and dividing it into two halves. Its banks are lined with parks and promenades that provide a refreshing escape from the bustling city life. The river, however, is more than just a space for leisurely walks; it’s also home to one of Slovenia’s most important cultural monuments: the Dragon Bridge.

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

A boat ride on Ljubljanica River is a great opportunity to explore more than just old cobbled streets and medieval buildings. The river will take you through the maze of urban canals, where you’ll find that many locals have chosen to build their homes in the serene green waterside setting.

Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

It’s also worth looking out for the architectural styles as they differ depending on what part of the city you are in; from Roman ruins, through Baroque facades, neoclassical arches, art nouveau houses and modern apartment blocks.

But whichever area we are talking about, it’s hard not to be captivated by this incredible city with its rich history, diverse culture and friendly atmosphere.

Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

3. Stand up paddling on Ljubljanica River

Another exciting activity is stand up paddling on Ljubljanica River. One can rent a kayak or SUP at one of the many rental points and enjoy the sights as they paddle along the water. After this leisure activity, I was ready for my second stop: Na gradu Restaurant in the castle.

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

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Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana Slovenia’s charming capital

Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana is an enchanting city, with a cosmopolitan vibe and a rich history. It’s a great destination for those looking to slow down and explore the charming cobbled streets.

Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

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Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

Ljubljana is Europe’s hidden gems! As you plan your next city break from Vienna, consider planning it around this wonderful city and its sights.

Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital

This small but perfectly formed city has so much to offer, from impressive architecture and delicious food to excellent shopping and cultural opportunities.

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Disclaimer 1: The trip to Slovenia was powered by the Slovenian Tourist board.

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Piran – A picturesque seaside town

Piran - A Picturesque seaside town

I spent 2 days in Piran, a picturesque seaside town. The moment I set foot on this seaside town, I fell in love.

It was so refreshing to walk along the coast and feel that sense of peace and calmness.

Piran - A Picturesque seaside town

Why Piran is the Perfect Slovenian Seaside Town

Piran, also known as Pirano, is one of the three major towns of Slovenian Istria, and perhaps one of the most beautiful seaside towns in all of Europe. Known by tourists as Pearl of the Adriatic, the maritime town has an exquisite selection of restaurants and cafes lining its street-side on both sides of the Bay of Piran, which faces Italy’s famous peninsula of Venice to the south.

Piran - A Picturesque seaside town

Piran offers all the charm of a Mediterranean seaside town and plenty of opportunities to enjoy fresh seafood and sunshine by the sea.

Piran - A Picturesque seaside town

In fact, this historic coastal town is one of the most beautiful cities in Slovenia, and its perfectly preserved city centre makes it one of the country’s top destinations. Piran’s relaxed pace and natural beauty make it a wonderful place to spend a few days. Spend your time exploring the city, getting lost in its labyrinth of cobblestone streets, or wandering through its market square.

Piran - A Picturesque seaside town

What to do in Piran

One of the best things you can do here is to explore the little town on foot and enjoy the sights. Go on a walking tour with Jan, a local guide. Jan will take you to all of the must-see sites and tell you about the city’s history. He also has some funny stories to tell and he will introduce you to the most inspiring people in town.

Tartini Square

Where to stay in Piran

Tartini Square

A picturesque seaside town that has retained all of its old world charm while still being modern and welcoming.

Tartini Square

What to shop in Piran

Nika’s Tiny House: an adorable little shop with amazing and unique handmade souvenirs. Thousands of little houses were sold to tourists by Nika Domnik after she opened her studio in 2015. She specializes in products made of driftwood and creative workshops for children, which has made her one of the most exciting and recognizable artists in Piran. Find her atelier behind the Tartini Square.

Slovenian Istria
Slovenian Istria
 
Where to eat and drink in Piran and in Portoroz

A few suggestions: Čakola Caffe Piran, Cafe Central in Portoroz, lunch at Rizibizi in Portoroz, Fritolin pri Cantini etc.

If you are like me who is looking for an Italian restaurant in every new city I go, in Piran you will find Rostelin. It is located in a super cute little square. Both food and atmosphere are great!

For dinner visit the Michelin restaurant COB

The phrase Cooking Outside the Box sums up the concept of this restaurant; guests are to experience Slovenian gastronomy in an unexpected and interactive way. The concept of COB restaurant attracts both tourists and locals. It offers them a completely new way to enjoy their time in Slovenia, as well as taste some amazing local dishes. It was a gastronomic delight with an exquisite wine selection to accompany each course. The food, service and ambiance were are all sublime.

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Piran - A Picturesque seaside town

Piran - A Picturesque seaside town

Piran - A Picturesque seaside town

Piran - A Picturesque seaside town

Piran – A picturesque seaside town

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What to see in Piran

Aquarium, Multimedia museum Mediadom, Tartini’s house

Portoroz

Panoramic view of Portoroz from Life Class Hotels & Spa (photo above and below)

In case of rain, a day in the spa at the Thalasso Centre of Life Class Hotels would be a good idea.

Portoroz

 Photos of the Crystal Hall ballroom in Kempinski Palace Portoroz (below)

Portoroz

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Portoroz

Piran - A Picturesque seaside town

Piran - A Picturesque seaside town

If you want to experience an authentic seaside town then look no further than Piran!

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Disclaimer 1: The trip to Piran in Slovenia was powered by the Slovenian Tourist board and the Tourist Board Portoroz. 

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Visit Slovenia

Visit Slovenia

Visit Slovenia

I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t wait to travel again. These cold winter days make me want to travel to sunny seaside destinations even more and I’m already writing my bucket list for 2021.

One destination, I would love to visit this year are the two coastal towns Portorož and Piran, which are located in Slovenian Istria, about 30 kilometres south of Trieste. While Portorož has been known as a spa and bathing resort since the 13th century and boasts a marina and Thalasso therapy in the salt flats, the neighbouring port town of Piran reflects the Venetian past. Here, winding alleys, lively squares, art monuments and eight churches find their place on a small peninsula that rises into the Adriatic Sea.

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What I like most about the destination: the nature does not only look incredibly beautiful, but is also super diverse with beaches, cliffs, saltpans, olive groves and scenic paths offering unique views. Here is a list of activities in nature you shouldn’t miss when in Portorož and Piran:

1. Go on a hike! 

You will be rewarded with the best view of the St George’s Cathedral on the Piran hiking trail, which leads around the city and presents it in a truly special light. The hike first leads from Portorož to the White Cross. A short descent takes you to two Fiesa lakes before the hike continues right by the sea. The view of the famous outline of the St George’s Cathedral finally marks the arrival in Piran.

2. Visit the Moon Bay and cool down in the Adriatic! 

In the Strunjan Nature Park between Piran and Izola is the picturesque Moon Bay with the highest flysch cliff in the east part of the Adriatic. A narrow footpath leads down to the bay, which invites you to swim with its turquoise water.  

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3. Discover the landscape on horseback! 

If you prefer to discover Slovenian Istria from horseback, the Medljan Tourist Farm is the right place for you. Just four kilometers from Portorož, numerous horses, sheep, geese, chickens and cats are waiting to be fed and cared for. Numerous horseback rides can be 

enjoyed from here through the idyllic landscape.

4. Take a walk on sea surface!

I really want to go stand-up paddleboarding when in Portorož and Piran and admire the picturesque coast from the sea. There is a company called Halo SUP and their van delivers inflatable boards to your selected destination along the Slovenian coast.

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5. Discover the perfect spot to watch the sunset! 

If you want to watch the sunset, you should not miss a walk on the old city wall. Part of the wall is perched high above the city on a hill. It can be reached from St George’s Cathedral via the street Ulica IX. korpusa in a maximum of 10 minutes on foot. Numerous viewing platforms of various watchtowers give panoramic views of the sea and the picturesque Punta.

Those who are looking for more information: please visit the official website of the Tourist Board Portorož & Piran and follow their Instagram account.

If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer in the comment section below! To those who have already visited Portorož and Piran: please feel free to share your recommendations. 

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Disclaimer: This content was brought to you in collaboration with the official Tourist Board of Portorož & Piran. Photos provided by Jaka Ivančič, Michael Matti, Jacob Riglin.