Where to Stay in Transylvania? Brasov

Where to stay in Transylvania? Brasov is a charming town nestled in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. Just 2 and 1/2 hours by train from Bucharest, Brasov is the perfect base to explore this famous region. Brasov’s close proximity to the capital makes it an easily accessible destination for moderately experienced travelers. While Brasov does not…

Why Bucharest, Romania is Worth Visiting

Since the end of the Cold War, Eastern Europe has opened its doors to growing numbers of tourists. Beautiful cities like Prague have been flooded to the point where travelers often ask the question, “where’s the next Prague?” There’s several candidates, and in terms of nightlife, sights and food, Bucharest is an eastern European city…

Happy New Year! And What’s in Store for 2016

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you brought in 2016 in a fun way surrounded by those you love. We recently recapped our American travels in 2015 that saw us visit 16 states, some of them multiple times, and two visits to Washington, D.C. We also traveled in five other countries and want to recap…

Touring the World’s Largest Parliament in Bucharest

As someone who studied history and political science in college, the world’s largest parliament building, ‘The People’s Palace,’ in Bucharest, Romania had been on my bucket list for years. The Palace of the Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) measures a staggering 3.7 million square feet (340,000 square meters) and is the second largest administrative building in the world,…

Bran Castle, Searching for Dracula in Transylvania

  During our recent week long trip to Romania, we were torn whether to visit Varna, Bulgaria or Transylvania. We were leaning Transylvania, but to be sure, we put the question to a vote on our Facebook page and Transylvania won. We flew from Brussels Charleroi Airport to Bucharest where we spent three nights staying…