There are so many elements of travel that make my heart beat faster: the views, colors, music, smells, exotic tastes, foreign languages, new experiences... But above all, what really makes life-long memories, are the people I meet while traveling and the authentic feeling of the place. I believe that as a local travel expert in the Alpe-Adria region, knowing where to go, when and how to do it – I can organize unforgettable travel experiences for clients.
I'm an active person, passionate about outdoor sports and the wonders of nature, which is reflected in my work. In addition, I strive to follow high standards of sustainability in my personal and professional life. Mass tourism activities carried out with no consideration of their impacts on the environment and local community are not on my agenda. My aim is always to discover the local and unique, unspoiled and preserved.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I specialize in cycling and wildlife watching tours in Alpe-Adria region. I organize various MTB and touring trips in Slovenia and Croatia (MTB tours are normally physically more demanding than touring options). Wildlife watching tours take place in the pristine Slovenian forests. However, working for a specialised local agency, I can offer tours customized according to your needs and desires. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"I developed a strong passion for travel already as a teenager, when I was finally old enough to start exploring foreign countries by myself. Soon trips to different parts of our beautiful world became my main study break activity and financial focus. To pay for my plane tickets, I started working in hospitality on the weekends. All this led to a realization that I should combine my personal love for travel with my work life and pursue a career in the tourism sector. I was thrilled when I received a confirmation of enrolment from an excellent Master's program in Tourism Management. Since then I was actively involved in several tourism-related projects and currently I'm working for an amazing travel agency Visit Goodplace, which is located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. I feel extremely lucky to have found my dream job, where I can organize trips around my home country and the surroundings for like-minded adventurists. I truly believe Alpe-Adria region has so much to offer to nature-lovers of all sorts and it makes me happy to share the best of it with the world. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"One of very memorable travel experience that first comes to mind happened several years ago in Guatemala. I spontaneously decided to join some people I met at the hostel on a 2 day trek to the volcano Acatenango . Without any prior knowledge about the trek, I was quite surprised to find myself on one of the most difficult ascents I have ever done. But step by step I made it to the top, surrounded by backpackers from all over the world who were struggeling as well. What waited for us at the base for the night (just under the top) was more than incredible - the view of errupting volcano Fuego near by together with the magical colours of the evening sky. The sight took our (already short) breaths away. It is interesting how experiencing such wonders of nature together can bring people even closer together. The local guide full of knowledge about the local flora and fauna made the experience even more unforgettable. "
Featured trips & expertise
The Green Slovenia cycling tour travels south from alpine peaks to the Mediterranean over seven days, connecting destinations that have been awarded the Slovenia Green certificate by developing their tourism in a sustainable manner. Starting in the mountain resort of Kranjska Gora, you’ll pass Lakes Bled and Bohinj before hopping aboard one of the world’s most scenic railways. Arrive at the river gorges of Most na Soči, where your ride continues along the Soča River. Enter Goriška Brda, a land of orchards and secluded villages, and pass through the Karst region to the Adriatic coast. Daily rides are not technically demanding, and you can choose a guided or self-guided tour.
Discover the Istrian Coast in this relaxed weeklong tour. Cycle easy country roads through vineyards and endless olive groves, enjoy afternoon coffee in medieval town squares and soak in the casual coastal atmosphere. Warm sunshine and cool ocean breezes, fresh local food, and historic coastal villages—it's hard to imagine a better way to spend your holiday.
Discover Slovenia's diverse natural beauty on this thrilling week-long cycling trip from the Julian Alps, through wine country to the seaside. Take in unforgettable views on this challenging ride as you pedal across stunning terrain. You'll climb up mountain passes and follow emerald green rivers in Triglav National Park, go wine tasting in the vineyards of Goriška Brda, and swim in the Adriatic Sea in historic Piran. The tour is suitable for all levels. Its many variations cater to all tastes – on gravel or trail, from easy to difficult. However, a basic fitness level is necessary.
This quick excursion is perfect for nature lovers, photographers, or anyone who is looking to spend some time in the great outdoors. You'll spend three days in southeastern Slovenia in the heart of bear country, exploring the forests, lakes, and underground cave systems of this unique region—and of course, observe wild bears in their natural habitat on this off-the-beaten-path adventure.