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…

5 Myths Busted By a Visit to Romania

  Like many countries, Romania has been on our radar for years. I actually had a great opportunity to visit Romania in 2002, on the several month backpacking trip I met Bell, right after finishing university. At the time I was staying at a hostel in Budapest and a few people I met decided to…