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Best lift-accessed bike parks in Slovenia

Best lift-accessed bike parks in Slovenia

Slovenia has a number of ski resorts, and many of them boast lift-assisted bike parks for quite a few years already. Despite not being as known as the resorts in Austria, Italy or France, Slovenia’s resorts can offer everything from high mountain experience to soft […]

Best apps for outdoor adventure travel

Best apps for outdoor adventure travel

Since one of the main goals of our travels here at Sliva is doing action outdoor sports, with the time, a collection of apps popped up on my smartphone – and those apps have proven useful in many scenarios. Essential apps for hiking, skiing, surfing […]

Best winter hikes on Pohorje, Slovenia

Best winter hikes on Pohorje, Slovenia

Besides the more difficult hikes that also include skiing or snowboarding on the descent, the country of Slovenia offers also a number of beautiful winter treks that are perfectly safe avalanche-wise, and viable for the whole family and for those less experienced in visiting the […]

Boat trip from Puno to Taquile and Uros Islands, Peru

Boat trip from Puno to Taquile and Uros Islands, Peru

“Why on Earth did we want to travel here?!” was our first thought when we were observing Puno from the bus. Out of the bus, the city seemed pretty scary, there was a lot of half made houses, or houses without the rooftop, dirty streets,… […]

Tour around ski resorts in Slovenia

Tour around ski resorts in Slovenia

In the shadows of Switzerland, France, Austria, and Italy, Slovenia may not get that much of an attention as a skiing destination. No wonder, Slovenian large ski resorts are generally smaller than those in the aforementioned countries, and often offer less luxury ski resorts. But for the chairlifts, […]

Perfect MTB holidays location in Slovenia: Ruše and Maribor

Perfect MTB holidays location in Slovenia: Ruše and Maribor

If you are looking for a location to base yourself for a mountain bike holidays in Slovenia, look no further than Ruše. Less than 1 hour proximity of 3 bike parks (Mariborsko Pohorje, Rogla and Kope), a huge network of signposted XC routes on unpaved […]

What to do in Bordeaux in 3 days?

What to do in Bordeaux in 3 days?

I first visited Bordeaux back in 2014 as a stop on my surf-trip to Lacanau area. But it was not long after that, at the end of the year 2015, that with Urska we moved there to work for 3 months. In doing so, and […]

Mountain biking in Slovenia

Mountain biking in Slovenia

Slovenia has plenty of tracks for mountain biking throughout the whole country. We won’t be making things promotional, however, but will write one important fact straight: a large part of the trails that we Slovenes ride on, is actually not entirely legal: many trails are […]

Minimalist camping hacks & packing list

Minimalist camping hacks & packing list

Would like to do minimalist camping with a minimum amount of equipment and don’t know where to start? You’re on the right place 🙂 I have put together some minimalist camping tips you can use, as well as a packing list for every minimalist camper. […]

Surf trip to the south of Portugal

Surf trip to the south of Portugal

When Tjasa and Jan, authors of the blog post series about their road trip, cruised around the southern part of Portugal, I sat on the plane and flew there on a 10-day visit. The main purpose of my trip was to surf in the Algarve […]