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Celebrate International Women’s Day in Style in Slovenia

by Mary Melnick

Feb 29, 2024

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Destinations / Europe

Many powerful and exceptional women have left a mark on the history of Slovenia, from Barbara of Celje, one of the most influential women of the 14th century, and Alma Karlim, an adventurous pioneer of her time who traveled the world with a typewriter, to Ita Rina, a celebrated actress from the 1920s and 30s. What better destination to celebrate International Women’s Month than a destination with a lot of her-story? Slovenia invites female travelers to explore its unique gastronomy experiences with friends.

Discover the Art of Cooking Fish and Visit the Finest Fish Farm in the World with Irena Fonda

Irena Fonda is an extraordinary biologist who created two memorable experiences that connect the sea, the art of cooking fish and the story of the best farm-raised fish in the world. The Become an Expert in Fish Cooking and Seafood experience takes place in the town of Portorož, where Irena Fonda teaches a four-hour workshop on how to clean a fish and cook exquisite seafood dishes. Don’t miss the opportunity to become a master in cooking fish soup, carpaccio, sashimi and raw fish tartare.


Travelers can also cruise on a vessel or kayak for a guided visit to Fonda Fish Garden. Guides teach guests how fish are specially fed and treated carefully. After a quick feeding demonstration, participants can see the mussel habitat on the way back to land, where a gourmet experience with local winemakers awaits.



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Embark on a Vintage Gourmet Tour Along the Adriatic Coast

This experience begins with a vintage car ride though Portorož along a coastal road before guests explore vineyards and olive groves while traveling to the Belvedere vantage point above the fishing town of Izola. Guests have the opportunity to walk through ancient olive groves and taste Istrian prosciutto and homemade sparkling wine. The drive continues to Lisjak Family Olive Mill in Krkavče, where guests are welcomed with a traditional Istrian dish. Next, tour the olive mill, try olive cosmetic products and indulge in a guided tasting of eight homemade oils.


Immersive Gastronomic Experience 160 Meters Below the Surface

For those looking for an extraordinary experience, embark on a culinary journey in Slovenia’s deepest dining room in Velenje. This immersive mining experience begins with a welcome drink and a warm miner’s greeting from the kitchen. Next, participants travel into the mesmerizing mine tunnel with a helmet and light for safety.


Guests will explore the depths of history with Slovenia’s oldest operating lift and discover the intriguing underground locations that tell the captivating story of mining. The main event happens in Slovenia’s deepest dining room, where a four-course Štajger meal, premium wines and musical entertainment awaits.

After the final underground train ride, you’ll end the tour at Black Changing Room, where you’ll enjoy a glass of world-class sparkling wine to toast to your adventures.



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Experience a Revitalizing Retreat in the Land of Water and Spas

Discover the perfect blend of detox and relaxation in the enchanting landscapes of Slovenia. The purity and abundance of water offers natural healing remedies in pristine lakes, salty pans or lush forests.




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Jul 8, 2024

Velaa Private Island’s Kids’ Week to Feature an Astronaut on Property

Take your family travel to Velaa Private Island this summer! As part of an annual tradition, Aug. 5 to 11, Velaa Private Island hosts Kids Week, an educational celebration of summer break, completely free of charge to guests 4–12 years of age.

United Continues Its Global Expansion

United Airlines keeps soaring to new heights, recently announcing another expansion of its leading global route network. The airline added new non-stop flights between Newark (EWR) and Marrakesh (RAK), Morocco; Tokyo (NRT) and Cebu (CEB), Philippines; and Houston (IAH) and Medellin (MDE), Colombia. That’s not all: United also plans to increase flights to popular worldwide destinations including Hong Kong (HKG); Seoul (INC), South Korea; and Porto (OPO), Portugal. Following the recent agreement to increase flights between the U.S. and Chinese governments, the airline now adds four weekly flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (PVG).

Jul 8, 2024

Margaritaville at Sea’s “Islander” Makes Maiden Voyage

Family travelers will delight in Margaritaville at Sea’s Islander, which set sail on her inaugural voyage in June 2024, departing from Port Tampa Bay to Cozumel, Mexico, on a four-night journey. The ship boasts 12 decks accommodating 2,650 passengers. The ship will now continue to sail four- and five-night cruises to Key West and Mexico, before venturing to Belize, Jamaica and Grand Cayman on six- and seven-night itineraries in 2026.

Jul 4, 2024

Peak Pursuits Adventures Awaits from East West Hospitality

East West Hospitality offers family travelers exciting experiences in California and Colorado with its new Peak Pursuits program. With help from East West Hospitality’s expert Guest Experience team, guests may customize the curated itineraries to best fit their needs.

Travel to Madrid with the Family and Find Activities to Keep Everyone Happy!

If life were a city, it’d be Madrid. Sometimes it can be quite the challenge to find a destination just right for the whole family. Different tastes and ages make agreeing on where to go seem impossible. Unless, of course, the destination you have in mind is Madrid. With all of its new immersive museums, musicals, soccer stadiums and monuments like Royal Palace, anyone who suggests coming to the capital is sure to get a unanimous yes!

Jul 2, 2024

7 Canadian National Parks for Family Travel

It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through these Canadian national parks with us.