Is Romania Dog Friendly?

Nov 15, 2018    /    luna the traveling pooch

If you know me, you already know that I've been traveling the world with my pint-sized pooch, Luna, for over six years now. I recently tallied it up and Romania is her 20th country. Which means we have a  pretty good cross-section of places to compare to. So, how dog-friendly is...

Hiking Around Bran Castle: An Autumnal Photo Essay

Nov 12, 2018    /    wild adventures

Bran Castle. In recent years, it's become more and more popular with tourists. There are rumors of Dracula and monster balls. There's a little town full of souvenir stands and vendors selling cheap fried potatoes. But what brought us there wasn't the spooks or the salty treats. The thing that drew...

Cetățuia de pe Strajă: A Photo Essay

Oct 24, 2018    /    stories & photos

The first thing I see when I look out my window in the mornings here in Brasov is a white-washed fortress on the top of the hill surrounded by trees. Stone walls stretch upward. Rounded turrets peek out from behind sharp corners. And the sun rises behind the hill, throwing...

A Day in Rasnov, Romania (In Photos)

Oct 10, 2018    /    stories & photos

Skirt the hills from Brasov and follow the busy road and eventually you'll find yourself in nearby Rasnov—a small town built up at the foot of a hill with a fortress on top overlooking it all. The fortress is free to explore and full of kitschy gift stalls (and one very...