If I had a penny for every time someone asked me what my favorite country to travel to was, I’d be rich. The answer I always give to that question is Slovenia, which usually elicits a confused “Wait, where the heck is Slovenia??”
Slovenia is a small country of 2.06 million located in Central Europe, bordered by Italy to the west, Austria in the north, Hungary in the northeast, and Croatia to the south. There's something for everyone due to its range of different climates and geography. You'll find warm Mediterranean sun and water sports on the coast, gorgeous mountain hiking in the north, and quiet lakes and forests in the center. If you're looking for a dose of city life and interesting architecture, the capital Ljubljana is perfect for you!