Family Travel Ecotourism Temples And More

Articles that talk about our world journey Learning Travels – Culture Travels with Kids by Marta … …wrote this great EcoTourism article about us visiting a Bear Sanctuary in the snowy mountains of Romania the Christmas time of 2014. Are ecotourism and family vacations an impossible match? And Sarah Osio from Travelosio includes us in her […]

If You Could Spend Christmas Anywhere?

Recently we were asked by the famous nomads Travel With Bender, to be part of an article sharing where families would choose to spend their Christmas – if it could be anywhere in the world. Last year we spent Christmas in Romania. We visited the Christmas Markets, it snowed, and we had our own little apartment […]

Crazy three week road trip around Eastern Europe – Pt 2

Continued from Part one – you can read that here first if you missed it We find ourselves back traveling through Serbia again, and we head northeast. This is one of the prettiest border crossings so far – over the river.  Then onto Romania to a gorgeous town called Orsova for two nights. We book […]

An interview with Exploramum on Romania

We hope you enjoy this wonderful read about our adventures exploring along the road less traveled -in Romania. Thanks to the Selim family for the interview Questions and Comments  What do you make of my recent interview with Romania? Do you find it inspiring? Do share your comments with us below. Check out these […]

The Romanian Road Less Travelled

One of the most challenging blogs I’ve wanted to share with you from our world trip so far is this one. Romania has stolen my heart, and I am simply in love with the diversity, beauty, and splendor that unfolded before me, over these past weeks.  I have about 200 photographs I could load up […]

Romanian Grandeur at Gradina Morii

Nestled on the edge of Sighetu Marmației town, next to the lovely Mill Garden Park (or Gradina Morii Parcel) is Hotel Gradina Morii.  The perfect place for us to base ourselves to explore the famous wooden churches and monasteries in the area. It is a luxury hotel that has been recently renamed and captures the […]

Beyond Dracula leads us to Viscri

We woke to serenity in a small country town in Romania, called Viscri. It is tucked away off the main road that leads from Brasov to Sighisoara. Here in the still of the winter’s morning as the sun rises, there is only the odd horse and cart coming down the road. Awww – and a […]

Experiencing Baroque Brukenthal Palace Romania

  It is with sad regret said good-bye to all our new Romania friends we met over the New Year period at Biertan.  Meeting such lovely people has been a delight, but saying farewell, and never knowing if we shall see them again is one of the hardest parts of travel.  Romania has proven to be a […]

Served on a Bed of Ice

From the very first time I heard about the Hotel of Ice in Romania, I wanted to go.  I figured the hardest part would be to convince my nine-year-old son, but as soon as he saw their website, he was as keen as I was to venture up the snowy mountain-side, and spend a night […]

Prince Charles Secret Romanian Hideaway (not secret anymore)

We have been staying in the village of Viscri (Deutschweißkirch), where we discovered a secret!  HRH, The Prince of Wales owns a traditional Saxon house there. Here in this sleepy town of Viscri, there is no direct public transport, and the back road is a slushy snow track that we took for about 40 minutes […]

Visiting Sighișoara and Dracula’s birthplace

A blanket of white snow lays across the rolling hills and drapes softly on the boughs of the trees that form a soft arch as I drive through. The road has not been snow-plowed, so I am somewhat nervous, but I soon learn to take it easy, and just go slow and enjoy the journey […]

Dracula’s Bran Castle for sale for $80 million

It is a cold crisp winter’s afternoon when we visit Bran Castle. The pond below is frozen in a crisp sheet of ice. As we wander up the hill, we hear this castle is for sale.  Want to buy a Castle for 80 million dollars? This looming castle is a legend, said to be Dracula’s Castle, […]