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an afternoon in riverhill himalayan gardens

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens is a little hidden gem, hard to believe that it’s just minutes away from our house. This beautiful private property …

iconic white cliffs of dover

There is something so old-fashioned and romantic about lighthouses, and when you enjoy a cream tea in one using rose-painted porcelain cups, mellow …

Ireland

going local: hamster-pigs and more in howletts wild animal park in kent

This is just a quick post, partially because my daughter wanted to share with everyone the amazing hamster-pigs we saw today at Howletts Wild Animal …

Habitats

instagram travel through england’s kent with #igtravelthursday

Welcome to touring parts of the garden of England, my home county Kent. Kent is a truly beautiful place full of castles, ruins, gardens, quaint …

Travel

going local: an enchanted day at groombridge place gardens

A sunny Sunday afternoon is the perfect day to discover Groombridge Place gardens – there is something for everyone, but especially so for families. …

European Travel

english summer adventures – going local: chasing the romans and normans in kent

The beautiful weather continues in England and so does my English Summer Series. In my first post I wrote about the ethereal Scotney Castle and …

Roman Empire

english summer adventures – going local: first stop lamberhurst

Welcome beautiful summer, sunshine and warm days. We have been lucky here in England lately when it comes to weather, and I’ve been enjoying it to …

European Travel

going local: destination rochester and castles

Let the English discoveries continue: today’s destination is Rochester in Kent, just 30 miles south-east of London. Rochester is located by River …

European Travel

going local: discovering english vineyards – hush heath estate

When you think wines and vineyards what is the image you can see in your head? Rolling hills under hot Mediterranean or Californian sun, beautiful …

Top 10

Affordable skiing and snowboarding in Slovenia

When I learned to snowboard in the French Alps over a decade ago, it was not particularly cheap, but it was affordable. No-frills airlines wooed us with crazy low prices; the pound was strong, so lift passes, food and accommodation were all within reach. Not so now, with many resorts in France and …

European Travel

Jumping, Abseiling, Ziplining: Canyoning in Slovenia Rocks!

I've just been to Slovenia to find out why it is one of the best places to go canyoning in Europe. See how I jumped, swam and abseiled down …

Slovenia
Castles

10 Places in Slovenia That Look Like They've Been Taken Out Of Fairy Tales

Slovenia (Slovene: Slovenija) is a country that belongs to the European Union, despite bordering with Italy, Croatia , Hungary and Austria, …

Swanlike End

my top 7 discoveries of the enchanting slovenia

Živjo and hello from Slovenia! A new country and new adventures for me – an amazing first – but hopefully not the last time I visit this little, …

Slovenia's Ljubljana - Top Tips for Family Travellers - Skimbaco Lifestyle | online magazine

‘Exploring the town plan near the famous triple bridge with the children’<p>I recently returned from a weekend in Ljubljana with my three kids and I was …

European Travel

Hotel Review: History Comes Alive in Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa in Ljubljana - Skimbaco Lifestyle online magazine | Skimbaco Lifestyle | online magazine

Ljubljana comes with an interesting history starting from early Roman influence to Italian and Austrian ones, and that is reflected in the town’s …

Award-winning Slovenian Olive Oil Maker Vanja Dujc Surprises with Fruity Blends - Skimbaco Lifestyle online magazine | Skimbaco Lifestyle | online magazine

High on the hills of Portorož – the Adriatic coast of Slovenia peaceful olive groves with some 1000 trees provide the harvest for the award-winning …

Five Ways to Experience the Emerging Wine Regions of Slovenia - Skimbaco Lifestyle | online magazine

‘At the end of this rainbow there might be some good wine, worth its’ weight in gold..’<p>Wine tasting in Italy – you might already been there and done …

seven hotel finds in slovenia

Slovenia is still rather new for the tourist market and the hotel offering isn’t that extensive yet. If you are looking for a farm or rural family …

European Travel

after a summer break #igtravelthursday is back again – my highlights of slovenia

Autumn is here, the foliage is starting to show some lovely shades of yellows and reds, and suitably our #IGTravelThursday linky is coming back too …

photo tour of ljubljana, slovenia

I’ve just been to the gorgeous capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, for the first time and loved every moment of it. Now January might not be the best …

European Travel

once in a lifetime – bear watching in slovenia

Life is about experiencing different things, and nature is high up on my list. Therefore, when I got an opportunity to go bear watching in a forest …

fairytales from slovenia on #igtravelthursday

My love affair with Slovenia has been going strong for a year, and just keeps growing. Right when I thought that I’ve seen pretty much all the major …

Travel

glamping by the gorgeous lake bled in slovenia

Glamping, the more glamorous version of camping offers luxury experiences while still enabling the experience of being close to the nature. It has …

European Travel

Slovenia: One of Europe's Hottest Nature Destinations

Like many of the growing numbers of tourists visiting the Adriatic coastal region, I've been to Slovenia numerous times. What keeps attracting me back to explore more each time is the combination of pure nature, wine and gastronomical offerings, and the hospitality of the local people. I also love …

European Travel

Seen from the air

Sandgerði, Southern Peninsula, Iceland<p>3pm in December in Iceland - about to land and…<p>Helsingfors, Finland<p>Taking off the wintry Finland - meaning that …