I've never been to Europe, but think that when I do I'll most definitely make Slovenia a stop on my trip. This Central European country roughly the size of New Jersey is considered a hidden gem to seasoned travelers. Ljubljana, the nation's capital beautifully displays its Baraoque and Art Nouveau influence in its architecture while the Julian Alps and Lake Bled shock the senses with their grandeur. The Soca River Valley pictured below was also the setting for a few scenes in the movie The Chronicles of Narnia.. Isn't that color breathtaking?