High in the Mountains with Tina’s Dad

High in the Mountains with Tina’s Dad
After all — this is Tina’s dad we’re talking about. Ten years ago, I was in Slovenia researching and writing the first edition of our Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia guidebook. When it came time to film our TV show on Slovenia, Rick agreed that it would be interesting to our American viewers to see this multigenerational household. For years, Tina’s been telling me, “One of these visits, you have to make some extra time so my dad can take you up to Velika Planina, a pasture high in the mountains. Exploring Slovenia’s mountains, sampling strange dairy products, and learning about this gentle but impressive people is always a memorable experience…but especially when Tina’s dad is behind the wheel.