From the tips of the Alps to the shores of the Mediterranean, this former Yugoslavian republic of Slovenia proclaimed its independence in 1991. Towns along the sunny Mediterranean coast attract visitors with their medieval influences, wine and simple beauty. Slovenia is a also a country of picturesque towns, fishing tradition, seaside hotels and resorts, cultural and historical monuments, karst caves and sinkholes, and visible icons of the region. Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is a beautiful mosaic of a modern metropolis and historic center. Though new to the modern world, Slovenia has adapted well and a visit here will show the transformative change that this country has overcome.