The Perfect Week In Slovenia: A Six Day Itinerary

The Perfect Week In Slovenia: A Six Day Itinerary

What else does Slovenia need to gain a foothold in the European itineraries of travelers? Why are the views of Lake Bled or the Skocjan Caves or the emerald green Soca River not on Buzzfeed's clickbait list of "27 Surreal Places You Should Visit Before You Die"? Why do people constantly ignore bloggers referring to Slovenia as their "favorite country they've visited"? How many times must it be referred to as "The Next Big Thing In Europe" before it finally breaks through and actually gets there? Why do travelers use Ljubljana as a one-day stopover on their way to Croatia when it should be the other way around? What else does Slovenia need? Does it need a cosmopolitan capital with plenty of activities and a bustling city center? Some of the most varied and beautiful natural areas in Europe? Kind and inviting citizens eager to have tourists learn about their nation and history? One of the most majestic and surreal small towns in the entire world? Great food in every restaurant? Great wine you've never even imagined? 

Slovenia has all of these things and more; and we're going to tell you how to spend the perfect week on the sunny side of the Alps.

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48 Hours In Boston

48 Hours In Boston

Before we get to Boston, let’s talk about the elephant in the room. I will not be writing about our time in Chicago or Denver. Before you put me on blast in the comments screaming I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU ARE NOT WRITING ABOUT DENVER ON FOUR TWENTY I NEED A FULL REPORT ON THE BEST FIVE DISPENSARIES IN THE MILE HIGH CITY. ALSO YOU SHOULD PUT THE HIGH IN MILE HIGH IN GREEN BECAUSE WEED.  I’m not dropping you a full synopsis because more than anything, the first two stops on the tour were a time for both Renee and I to say goodbye to friends and family; I don’t think that the average reader is interested in how cute Geoff and Tom’s kids are (Spoiler alert: Super cute), or the professional backpacker’s review of Joey’s couch (Pro Tip: Bring an eye mask, he has no curtains in the living room), or how hurt I was when my five year old  niece didn’t like the Dave Matthews CD I bought for her (Me: What didn’t you like about it? Her: The songs. OUCH ALICE WORDS HURT). So we’re skipping over Chicago and Denver, let’s just say they were both super fun, and you can always check the facebook page for some pictures of Chicago. I’ll only say this about Denver:

Purchasing marijuana legally is extremely fun. I’m not someone who smokes anymore, but just the ability to walk into a well-lit store named something like “High Medicine” or “Green Thumbs”, be greeted by an exteremely-excited-to-be-there hostess, given an extremely in-depth tour of their available “flowers”, and ultimately choose to buy 3 professionally rolled joints for $20 all in the span of the time it took for an Uber to arrive means we are living in an extremely exciting time to be alive. I didn’t even smoke them, just gave them as parting gifts to a couple of my friends before we left, but having the choice to purchase something that is illegal in most of the country is a surreal experience. Here’s a picture to make eighteen year old Josh reading this jealous. IF YOU’RE READING THIS JOSH DO NOT MAKE OUT WITH THAT GIRL THE FIRST THURSDAY OF COLLEGE FAT DAVE WILL NEVER LET YOU LIVE IT DOWN.

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