Great off the Radar Eastern European Cities to Visit

Eastern Europe is fascinating and can also be a romantic slice of the globe to explore. It also generally offers far better value than Western Europe. The secret has long been out of the bag with Prague, which doesn’t offer nearly the same value as it did 15 years ago. But there are several cities…

Is Bucharest, Romania Worth Visiting?

Since the end of the Cold War, Eastern Europe has opened its doors to growing numbers of tourists. While Bucharest is not nearly as beautiful as Prague, it rivals its nightlife and culinary scene. Is Bucharest, Romania worth visiting? It’s part of the European Union, so many nationalities don’t need a visa – a huge…

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…