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Dracula in Transylvania: Truth and Legend

Dracula in Transylvania: Truth and Legend

Dracula just might be the most famous monster ever created. Bram Stoker’s story has never been out of print since its first publication in 1897. Count Dracula is a big draw for tourists to Romania in general and Bran Castle in Transylvania in particular. The sinister vampire has been portrayed in countless films and television… Continue Reading

Where to Find the Legendary Lipizzan Horses

Where to Find the Legendary Lipizzan Horses

Even if you’ve never heard of Lipizzan horses, you probably know what they look like. These beautiful white horses are practically the stuff of legend. The breed dates back to the 16th century, when they were intended for the Hapsburg royal family. A village in modern-day Slovenia, Lipica, or Lipizza in Italian, provided the name. While both… Continue Reading

Where to Go in 2016?

Where to Go in 2016?

It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn to possible spring and summer vacation destinations. Travel journalists are particularly good at coming up with lists, so we’ve collated our own list-of-lists. For travellers who prefer to tread where none of your friends have ventured before, we’ve added our own suggestions for cities that haven’t yet made the mainstream,… Continue Reading

European Fall Festival Guide 2015

European Fall Festival Guide 2015

Autumn is a gorgeous time to visit Europe. Crowds have thinned, sunny days are still a possibility, and the locals are back from their summer holidays, giving cities a more lived-in vibe. Plus, cultural calendars are bursting with events after the summer shutdown. Here’s a roundup of some of the best festivals and events in… Continue Reading

The Best of Brasov

The Best of Brasov

With the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains as a backdrop, the town of Brasov offers historic and architectural delights in town, and great access to three of Transylvania’s best castles. The gothic and baroque city center sits under Mount Tampa and is the best place to experience all Brasov has to offer. The main… Continue Reading

Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament

Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament

Described by its detractors as a giant Stalinist wedding cake, Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament, also referred to as the People’s Palace, is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon.  Architect Anca Petrescu was just 28 years old when she designed this gargantuan edifice on the orders of Romania’s feared dictator Nicolae… Continue Reading

Romania Event Calendar 2015

Romania Event Calendar 2015

Did you decide to visit JayWay’s newest destination in 2015? To help plan your days, we’ve rounded up the country’s best festivals and events. Don’t miss any opportunity to dive into this fascinating culture! Bucharest May 8-23: EUROPAfest: One of the country’s largest international music festivals attracts global jazz, blues, pop and classical acts. May… Continue Reading

Welcome Romania!

Welcome Romania!

A couple weeks ago, we talked about our expanded offerings in Lithuania – two great new towns to explore in this lovely country. Today, we are pleased to introduce our newest country – Romania! Feedback from past clients indicated they would love to explore this not-too-travelled country, especially the beautiful Transylvania region. We spent a… Continue Reading

5 Offbeat Travel Surprises for 2015

5 Offbeat Travel Surprises for 2015

Have you settled your 2015 vacation plans yet? If you are still up in the air on where to go and what to do, we’ve got a few surprising suggestions. Surprising for two reasons. One, you may not have thought about visiting (or even have heard of) these towns, and surprising because of the wonderful… Continue Reading

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