Travel

Articles all about my travels and about my experiences living abroad. Articles often include tips, guides, photos, videos, and maps to enhance your travel experience.

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Hot Air Balloon Over Lake Bled: A Bucket List Experience

The ground beneath became distant until it disappeared as we quickly and quietly ascended in…

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Do Slovenians Celebrate Halloween?

Since I moved from the US one question I get asked often is about holidays.…

Food Delivery Services For Ljubljana

This is an ongoing project to help everyone access fresh and healthy food, especially during…

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Where to Buy Slovenian Made in Ljubljana

Here at Wandering Helene I am all about supporting local and that means if you…

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Palaces, Cafes, and Classical Music: 2 Days in Vienna

Visiting Vienna is probably one of the first items I added to my life wishlist…

12 Stunning Day Trips from Vienna

Vienna, Austria is a one of the most popular destinations in central Europe and is…

Photo Diary: Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy is a location many dream of visiting. It is time machine to our…

13 Things You Should Know BEFORE Driving in Slovenia

Driving in a different country can be daunting and many travelers opt to go without…

How to Spend One Day in Bologna

Bologna is one of my favorite cities in Italy and it is one of those…

Open Wine Cellar Days in Goriška Brda

Open Wine Cellar Days, or Dnevi odprtih kleti in Slovene, took place across Goriška Brda…

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The Definitive Guide to Traveling to Slovenia in Summer 2020

Traveling in 2020 is not for the fainthearted and especially challenging for those with limited…

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11 Best Things to Do in Koper

It is often forgotten that Slovenia has a coastline. Tucked between Italy and Croatia and…

Day Trip Date in Koper with Mini Adventures

Mini Adventures asked me if I would like to take one of their products out…

A Food and Heritage Walk in Idrija

By June, Slovenia is lush and shades of green. It begins to feel warm even…

Photo Diary: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Before 2015 I never considered traveling to Slovenia, let alone imagine that one day I…

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An Alpine Escape to Velika Planina

If there is one place you should visit in Slovenia it should be Velika Planina.…

Why Supporting Local Tourism is More Important Than Ever Before

I have been avoiding writing about this topic explicitly, but it would be insincere to…

Eat Like Royalty in These Slovenian Castles

Can you imagine dining in a real castle? Sitting in the main dining room of…