04/02/2017 4:06 AM AEDT | Updated 28/03/2018 9:04 AM AEDT

10 Reasons Slovenia Is The Greatest Place You've Never Visited

It's not just because of Melania Trump.

Slovenia may not be high on the bucket list of the average traveler, but it should be. This treasure trove of forests, lakes, mountains and precious little towns offers more charm than many major European destinations, with fewer crowds to get in the way. 

That may be changing: Slovenia is gaining recognition as the homeland of first lady Melania Trump. Overnight stays by U.S. travelers were up more than 30 percent this March from the same time last year, Reuters notes. They say Trump is part of the cause. 

Come to think of it, Slovenia could be the ideal place to settle if you’re looking to escape President Donald Trump permanently. Here’s why: