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Iceland in a week (the cheapest way possible)

Iceland in a week (the cheapest way possible)

After a very busy summer of 2019, we finally had a chance to take a week off and fly to Iceland to do a crazy camping experience there. Our initial goal was to travel there a bit earlier, already during the end of August, but […]

Bikepacking Parenzana trail

Bikepacking Parenzana trail

At the end of April 2019, we used one prolonged weekend to circle the Parenzana trail with mountain bikes. Parenzana is today a bike trail that follows the old railway route that connected the villages of Istria and ran from Poreč all the way to […]

Visiting Dolenjska and Bela Krajina: Kolpa and thermal water

Visiting Dolenjska and Bela Krajina: Kolpa and thermal water

Dolenjska – a region of Slovenia, besides Prekmurje, which is, in my honest opinion, highly underrated by Slovenians and foreigners alike. If everyone visits the Gorenjska region with the mountains, topped by Bled, as well as the seaside, topped by Piran, and a stop in […]

Calm water kayaking on Soča and Idrijca

Calm water kayaking on Soča and Idrijca

Kayaking on Soča river While Slovenia possesses a number of beautiful rivers, one of the undeniably most famous ones is Soča, or Isonzo as Italians would call it – the emerald river. Cold, wild, and clean, certain stretches of the river are among the best […]

How To Stay Positive When Hiking Gets Hard?

How To Stay Positive When Hiking Gets Hard?

Note: This is a guest post by James, a fellow blogger at TrekSumo, on his hike across the frozen surface of Lake Baikal.  How hard can hiking be? After all, it’s nothing more than a little bit of walking, maybe with a few hills dotted along […]

Best XC bike destinations in Slovenia

Best XC bike destinations in Slovenia

A paradise for mountain bikers of all abilities, Slovenia offers trails of all kinds: from easy gravel road uphills to technical singletracks, from downhill and freeride style bike parks, through natural tracks for Enduro riders, to the most amazing views you can imagine on your […]

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,… […]