Lake Bled, Slovenia – wonderful any season you visit it

Lake Bled Slovenia Holidays
Affordable like the most places in Eastern Europe and the quality is comparable to the high ranked Western resorts – Lake Bled, Slovenia claims that it has taken the best of both worlds.

It wouldn’t be an easy competition to proclaim a winner in the argument what time of the year is best to visit Lake Bled, Slovenia.

Being a favorite attraction for both local and foreign guests who had the luck to spent a week or so surrounded by the fairytale landscape in the footsteps of the Julian Alps, the place occurs to be a must-see destination according to numerous guides for travelers heading to Eastern Europe. Well, Slovenia isn’t regarded Eastern by its own citizen who has always been closer to the Central European mentality. Lake Bled holidays would indeed turn to be trip to the west for anyone coming from the Balkans, Russia or Turkey, to name a few possible starting points.

One really cool summer around Lake Bled

Why would it be a boiling heat to bring you down during the summer vacation? The hottest season isn’t linked always to the beach and July can be cool… literally. Lake Bled holidays is the summer agenda for thousands of people every year and once they happen to reside in the area, the chance to return is huge. Lots of adventures are on the plate for the guests – a boat-trip to the island inside the lake is the most obvious choice but is far from being the only options. The hills surrounding the village represent a perfect terrain for hiking. And why not – biking? The oldest castle in Slovenia happens to be situated on one of the heights around Lake Bled and is a sightseeing and sight visiting must for everyone. Tasting the regional cuisine brings another delight – especially the delicious cream cake, which is famous almost as the lake itself.

Skiing around Lake Bled – Slovenia is a top destination for that matter

Slovenia is an Alpine country and the region around the pond represents one of the areas of highest demand during the winter. Even if the eponymous village itself isn’t a renowned ski center but several resorts of snow sports activity are to be found in the proximity to Bled, it’s easy to notice that around Lake Bled Slovenia has some of the best slopes. Most of these areas are within reach of a short bus trip, lasting between half and full hour. Well, the nearest ski center is walking distance away – Straza, and is suitable for beginners but might be boring for more experienced skiers and even intermediate riders find it boring to slide there for more than just a few hours.

For more exciting options you have to travel but not far. The nearest prominent ski resort to trip from Lake Bled is Vogel located next to the Lake Bohinj. While the total length of the pistes does not sum for more than 25 km, the diversity looks like the real benefit when visiting the venue. Outstanding ski tuition is available at Vogel center and several easy runs are designed for the rookies. But those with years of routine on the slopes can enjoy the red trails in the area. The black type is there too but the options for the pros happen to be somewhat limited.

Cheap like the East, value of the West

The 6-days ski pack for the first-timers amounts to less than 330 GBP for adults and around 270 GBP for the children. The youths of age between 15 and 23 do not qualify for any of these categories and they are charged somewhere in between. The prices for snowboarders who have chosen Lake Bled holidays are a bit higher but in that range. If you have enough with Vogel ski center, the most famous resort in Slovenia – Kranjska Gora, isn’t far too. And what is the best about Lake Bled that you can find combined ski pass available for both areas, but ask for it in advance to be sure about it.


Not really a western country, and at the same time not an eastern type of state, Slovenia took something from here and there. Affordable like the most places in Eastern Europe and the quality is comparable to the high ranked Western resorts – Lake Bled, Slovenia claims that it has taken the best of both worlds. And is really nice to be visited any season. Try both winter and summer holidays to judge for yourself.

Bansko stands out among the Bulgaria mountains skiing venues


In Bulgaria, mountains cover more than one-third of the territory so it’s far from any surprise that the country appears to be among the favorite skiing destinations recently. But it wasn’t always like that – at the turn of the century winter sports activities were less popular with locals, what to say about foreigners. Bansko was much smaller back then and Borovets and Pamporovo have been dealing with hard times. Everything’s different now.

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Surprises and compliments to be found buying a Borovets lift pass

The oldest winter resort in Bulgaria comes up with some fresh offers to snowy sports lovers. The weekdays will be no more boring with the new Borovets lift pass which will be introduced for the start of the 2017-18 season. The special bid this winter is dedicated to boosting the hype of otherwise more calm days between Monday and Friday. A seasonal card for available on weekdays including night skiing and costing 500 BGN (roughly 250 Euro) – that is a hit proposal. For kids and young adults up to 22 years, the opportunity is even more appealing with 300 BGN granting access to the slopes for any given Tuesday or Thursday this winter. A perfect option for university students who typically rely on a limited budget.

Borovets Ski Pass

Youngsters benefit from the fee for the seasonal Borovets ski pass too – the card including the weekends is considered a good bargain costing 700 BGN (350 Euro). Children younger than 7 years ride for free anytime. The regular price is 500 Euro and taking into account that the Rila resort stands a lot closer to Sofia than Bansko and Pamporovo, such number might be seen as a good deal if you are about to hit the slopes whole winter. No exception for the dark hours – the skiing is available at night for the same money.

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Niagara Falls – what to see in the area?

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

Sooner or later everybody catches himself dreaming of a visit at the Niagara Falls. It is strange and colossal God-made wonder, that leaves us breathless, even when looking at it on a picture.

Few people can find words to describe the magnificent feeling you have once you saw the falls beneath your feet. You can stay there forever speechless, wondering how can the nature be so genius and perfect.

However, the vacation in the area usually lasts several days and everybody will agree that just staring at the waterfall can be boring at some point. That is why it is a good idea to get to know the surroundings better and find more special places, as there is plenty of them.

While you stay around the Niagara Falls, make sure you tried close look at the water by going in the base of it or even behind. There is forty-five meters long tunnel behind the falls and a visitor’s station at the lowest point of the falls, which will make it possible for the water mist to reach your face.

Second best suggestion for those, who want to get to the basics, are the Hornblower cruises. The boats will guide you to the lowest points of the three waterfalls and will make you completely wet.

Those of you who soaked enough, can try something less watery. There are special aerocars that will give you the opportunity to see the river, surrounding the falls. It is very calm and clean, but not less beautiful. Visitors, who feels like they had enough mind-blowing experience, try just a simple walk in the sunshine amongst the nature. The so-called butterfly conservatory, that can be seen in the Niagara park, will impress you for sure. Where else will you see more than two thousand butterflies, flying free and fearless.

Make sure you did not miss to wander around the streets of Niagara-on-the-lake. A small city on the Canadian side of the waterfalls, it offers great entertainment to its visitors. First go to the local art gallery – RiverBrink Art Museum. Over one thousand masterpieces are there on display – papers, paintings, sculptures and others. As one can expect, the influence of the waterfalls can be seen.

You will be really lucky to catch the season of the Shawn Festival. It is famous theatrical event and very respected one as well.

Niagara-on-the-lake is also great for shopping, especially in the center.