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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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Don’t Miss Grande Lakes Orlando’s Modern Willy Wonka Golden Ticket Experience

If you hear the phrase “golden ticket,” you’re apt to think of Willy Wonka and the popular films to have come from the franchise. But did you know Grande Lakes Orlando takes the golden ticket concept one step further? This spring, the popular resort pays homage to the classic film and recent movie Wonka with a one-of-a-kind Golden Ticket Experience.

Interior Upgrades Begin Rolling Out Across United Fleet

United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.

Kids
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Kids Can Now Adopt Plants at Grand Velas Los Cabos

Grand Velas Los Cabos recently launched a new Adopt-a-Plant program that allows kids to adopt and care for a plant of their choosing during their stay at the resort. The resort believes a love and appreciation for nature is more important than ever, and the hands-on activity will teach valuable lessons about responsibility and stewardship — perfect for family travelers!

Cruising
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Set Sail with City Cruises New York’s Spring Programming

City Cruises New York invites family travelers aboard this spring with seasonal offerings for Easter and Mother’s Day. Cruising along the East and Hudson Rivers, City Cruises hosts special brunches and dinners for the spring holidays.

United Airlines Celebrates its First Class of United Aviate Graduates

As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.

Travel Tips
Mar 12, 2024

Your Checklist for Preparing for a Family Trip

All of the usual pre-trip tasks that apply to a solo trip apply to family vacations. However, traveling with kids does requires a few more items on your to-do list.