Roads Less Traveled Tours

Typical Karst village and vineyard in Slovenia. I’ve spent the past 12 years exploring many of the former Yugoslav countries. And while many people are still trying to figure out where all these “new” countries are, I am already looking past the borders and delving into the diversity and unique qualities of specific regions. So welcome to the Karst, one of my long time favorites. It’s a captivating place filled with limestone caves, hidden castles & hill top villages, wind ripened prosciutto and the bold flavor of Teran wine (AKA Refošk). The Karst is located in the south western part of Slovenia, close by the Adriatic coast and just an hour south of the majestic Julian Alps A one hour drive from the capital city of Ljubljana and travelers will find the backroads all to themselves. It’s wonderful to find a place that has such a strong tourist infrastructure yet remains decidedly un-touristy. The regional tourism board has a helpful list of agrotourisms (offering both lodging and mouthwatering dinners) along with wineries, honey producers and prosciutto cellars that will keep stomachs full in this blissful place. The landscape is dotted with “gostilnas”, local eateries that serve up generous portions of … Continue reading Roads Less Traveled Tours