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The small Central European nation of Slovenia could be an unexpected beneficiary of the 2016 presidential election.

It's the native country of Melania Trump, who will be the first foreign-born first lady in 191 years (the last was John Quincy Adams's British wife, Louisa). 

Slovenia's tourism officials clearly think that the Melania link might bring some new interest and new visitors to the country, which is situated southeast of Austria. Slovenia's official tourism website already has a section dedicated to Sevnica, billed as the "birth place of USA's future first lady." 

Whatever your politics, it's hard to resist Slovenia's charms—a land of mountains, lakes, caves, and castles. Vienna, Venice, and the Croatian capital of Zagreb are all just a few hours away by car or train. 

 

 



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