New Long-Distance Cycling Trail Links the Western Balkans

By Molly Harris

Posted on 09/18/2018, 8:15 PM

The first regional cycling trail to cross borders in the Western Balkans, the new TransDinarica route (, has opened its first segment. Travelers can now cycle over gravel and mountains from Slovenia through Croatia and on to Bosnia and Herzegovina on challenging, remote track through areas of the Balkans that haven’t seen many tourists. The project, which aims to economica...

Melania Trump's Native Country, Slovenia, Anticipates New Interest After Election

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 11/22/2016, 5:00 AM

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 t...

Michael Moore's "Where to Invade Next" is Very Much a Travel Film, Introducing Americans of All Political Persuasions to Provocative European Practices and Beliefs

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 03/03/2016, 5:45 PM

         On the eve of massive publicity for his new documentary movie, "Where to Invade Next", film-maker Michael Moore was struck down with a severe case of pneumonia.  Hospitalized for several days and then required to stay in bed at home for additional time, he was unable to appear on several of the most heavily-viewed, national television shows, ranging from The Today Show, to Lat...

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