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…

Ultimate Tips on Visiting Amsterdam!

Amsterdam, one of the world’s most beautiful cities for romance and great times. We were fortunate to live in Amsterdam’s UNESCO listed city center for over 3 years, and have written about Amsterdam many times. I even guided a small group tour through Belgium and Holland in 2015. These are some general tips on visiting Amsterdam,…

Is Sofia, Bulgaria Worth Visiting?

Is Sofia, Bulgaria worth visiting? That’s a great question, especially as we head into warmer spring weather. If you haven’t seen too much of Europe, you’re probably better off planning visits elsewhere. But if you enjoy off the beaten path destinations, with fewer tourists, then a visit to Sofia might be ideal. It’s also the European…

Reasons You Will Love Chania, Crete

There’s something magical about the second largest town on Greece’s biggest island. We’re frequently asked “what is your favorite place?” For us, it’s now Chania, Crete. There’s a lot of beautiful places in the world, so the warmth and hospitality of locals helps to set top destinations apart. The former Venetian colony’s old town is…

Best Romantic Day Trips from Brussels

Brussels is romantic in itself. With an overwhelming feast of delicious chocolates, beers, pastries, food and phenomenal architecture like the Grand Place, there’s a lot for couples to love. But Brussels is also a base to explore beautiful and romantic towns in Belgium and neighboring Holland, France and Germany. Paris is around 90 minutes by train, so…