With its green credentials and emphasis on conservation, embracing nature and being truly eco-friendly, Slovenia has put itself firmly on the tourist map for fitness, health, adventure and wellbeing breaks.
There are resorts dedicated to everything you could hope for, from luxury wellness, to centres dedicated to particular health issues, plus fitness-oriented and family-friendly spas.
Hearty, rustic foods such as soups and stews, with dumplings and a variety of home-grown breads are the perfect reward for long walks in the beautiful countryside.
Today there are 24 separate gastronomic regions, with over 170 distinguishable dishes and a wide variety of tastes for every palette.
Tree ringed castle grounds, the turquoise river, the foliage-lined city walks and the stunning public parks create a fresh, clean environment you rarely experience in a capital city.
Take a short hike up Rožnik Hill for fantastic views of the park and city (highly Instagram-able by the way), and stop for a long break and coffee on the banks of the Ljubljana River.