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Music and mountains: a green city break in Slovenia
Rugged mountains, cave dragons and sustainable cuisine … Kranj packs a punch for a town aiming to leave little trace

Jamie Fullerton

10, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Rail route of the month: through the Alps to the Adriatic – Vienna to Trieste
Our slow travel expert finds the perfect excursion for winter days when daylight hours are short, leaving the Austrian capital just after dawn and reaching the Adriatic port at dusk

Nicky Gardner

04, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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How to bag a bargain European ski trip
Still need your winter sports fix even with the pound in a slump? Here are our top tips for skiing on a budget, including when, where and how to go

Gemma Bowes

29, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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From ceramics in Slovenia to ballroom dancing in Vienna: five learning holidays in Europe
‘Creativity is a precious thing’ – our writers discover the fun in going back to the classroom to learn new skills including bushcraft and map-reading

Guardian writers

10, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Vast panoramas and the gleaming Adriatic: a cycle ride in west Slovenia
This route, ending in the gorgeous port town of Piran, combines fabulous cuisine, a rich culture and rural beauty, but also a chequered history

Kevin Rushby

24, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Five of the best sustainable holidays across Europe
From a spa-and-cycling trail across Slovenia to the coolest energy-saving hotels in Berlin, these getaways tick all the eco boxes

Phoebe Taplin

21, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Wild east: five Balkn discover for your next holiday
Done Spain, Italy and Greece? These countries offer spectacular landscapes, unspoilt swimming spots, ancient towns – and affordable prices

Rachel Dixon

07, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Walks of a lifetime: six epic mountain hikes across Europe
From a sandstone labyrinth to bears and marmots, Europe’s hills and mountains offer exhilarating long-distance walks. Just don’t forget your poles and harness

Kevin Rushby

19, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Gimme shelter: in praise of mountain huts
High in the mountains, warmth, company, refuge from the weather matter more than luxury – and Europe’s high places are, thankfully, dotted with places offering just that

Kevin Rushby

30, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Slovenia’s new Juliana Trail reveals a land of water, rock and forest
Our writer explores the latest addition to the country’s sustainable tourism plan – a 270km walking trail across one of Europe’s oldest national parks

Chris Zacharia

11, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Walking round the world in a day – in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Unable to travel, this Ljubljana-based writer decided to explore his home city by walking from embassy to embassy

Miha Mazzini

09, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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'Baby dragons' go on display for the first time in Slovenia
World’s first public exhibit of juvenile olms, mysterious underground amphibians, will open on 11 June in Slovenia’s famous Postojna Cave

Tom Allan

03, Jun, 2020 @5:30 AM

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