The Best Places to Travel in August

Ljubljana, Slovenia: Travel in August, it's a time capsule into Eastern Europe of old, home to a 9th c castle rebuilt in the 16th, majestic palazzos turned hotels, aging squares, and winding sidewalks connecting by stone bridges. This year, it became an official European Green Capital: a downtown free of cars and more trees than you’d expect from the largest city in the country, found everywhere from Tivoli Park to its two-two-century-old botanical gardens.