Earlier this summer, in June, I traveled to Slovenia on assignment for Lonely Planet. The brief was to spend a week in-country and write three stories for the LP website that would focus on Slovenia's lesser-known attractions, mostly in the eastern and central parts of the country. I've co-authored three guidebooks on Slovenia -- two for Lonely Planet and one, in 2006, for Fodor's -- and I really enjoyed researching and writing about the country. I spent that week touring with Matej Kandare, the director of the adrenaline outfit, Slovenia Outdoor.
I only found out weeks later that the trip was the initial piece of a broader cooperation agreement between the Slovenian Tourist Board and Lonely Planet that will include much more content going forward across a variety of media. Here below is the third story from the trip: an excursion to Lake Bohinj in the west of the country. Bohinj was one of the first places I ever wrote about as a travel writer and I've had a soft spot for the place ever since. I even once wrote a mock competition story here comparing Bohinj to better-known Lake Bled. To find the first two stories I wrote for Lonely Planet, click here and here. To find a link to the published story on the Lonely Planet website, click here.