Slovenia’s capital city is certainly not large by any means, but it has a surprisingly strong LGBTQ+ community. Europe’s Green City boasts a welcoming, progressive atmosphere that makes it a wonderful choice for travelers.
The city of 300,000 is home to one of the country’s largest universities, so the population skews younger. The youthful atmosphere led to a flourish of eclectic restaurants opening along with plenty of outdoor activities. Upscale Špajza is one of the more popular eateries in town with beautiful décor and traditional menu items like octopus with truffles. Julija is another great option for Slovenian food in town.
Ljubljana is a bike-friendly city with a car-free center, so take this opportunity to explore on two wheels. There are more than a dozen public green spaces in the city like Tivoli Park. Be sure to head to Dvorni Bar to sample local wines — they have the biggest variety in the city.
At nightfall there aren’t quite as many options as you might expect in a city this size, but there are still a few good places to cut loose. K4 Roza hosts gay and lesbian nights randomly on the weekends, while Klub Monokel is the only true lesbian club in town. Klub Tiffany is easily the largest LGBTQ+ club in the city and caters to a younger crowd.
If you’re looking for a place to rest your head, Hotel Cubo is a beautiful concept hotel located near the center of town. There’s also Hostel Celica, actually a prison reinvented as a hostel, if you’re looking for something unique.
Few things in life are as unappealing as smelly shoes. There’s something about the distinctive odor of stanky feet that’s almost vomit-inducing. When you’re traveling, the stench can really sneak up you. Here are some tips for keeping your shoes fresh and ready to stroll.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Barcelona’s insane popularity and large influx of visitors as of late may have some travelers steering away from the Mediterranean coastal city, but just outside the overpopulated center of the city, known as Ciutat Vella, are quieter neighborhoods that offer more of a local feel and don’t come with exorbitant tourist prices. El Poble-Sec is one such area that rests between the towering Montjuic park and the Old Town, making it a nice escape but still close enough to access the sights.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Capturing a shot of ourselves in the most impressive, gorgeous places on earth can feel like an uncontrollable compulsion. But taking selfies can be dangerous, and even deadly without the right safety protocols in place. According to a selfies study from researchers associated with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, more than 250 people died while taking selfies over six years. And that number only accounts for people who lost their lives to the selfie craze and doesn't account for injuries.