A Week in Transylvania

Transylvania, Romania’s central region, is not as spooky as it is portrayed in the book ‘Dracula’. The region charms visitors with its medieval towns, iconic castles, and opulent churches.¬†And no, there aren’t any vampires here… at least, that’s what they say.

Put Bucharest on Your List

Bucharest, like many capital cities in Eastern Europe, is often overlooked. When I told people I was going to Bucharest, they asked me, “Why would you go there?”. Even in Romania, passing travelers told me to skip it. I didn’t have a choice, I was flying out from Bucharest and ending my three-month long Balkan…

Best of the Balkans

Growing up, I remember learning European geography: England, France, Spain, Germany.. and all those little countries in the East. This past summer, I realized that ‘those little countries’, the Balkans, are some of the most enchanting (an inexpensive) places in Europe. I spent over three months in the Balkans and fell in love with the cultures of…