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Spring Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe

Spring Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe

Spring is a big deal in Central and Eastern Europe. That’s not only because many of these countries were once pagan, but also because they have to put up with a long, dark winter. So when spring finally comes around, people are ready to celebrate. Most spring festivals in Central and Easter Europe involve burning… Continue Reading

Romania’s Haunted Hoia Baciu Forest

Romania’s Haunted Hoia Baciu Forest

Just a short drive outside Cluj-Napoca in the Transylvania region of Romania, the Hoia-Baciu Forest has many nicknames, including Romania’s Bermuda Triangle, and the most-haunted forest in the world. Why? Over the years there have been thousands of reports about paranormal activity here, including UFOs, ghosts, and disappearances. Whether you’re looking for the supernatural or just… Continue Reading

Where to Watch the World Cup in Europe

Where to Watch the World Cup in Europe

Team USA might not have made it to the Finals, but if you’re traveling in Europe this summer there will be no escaping the excitement around Football’s Greatest Show on Earth. Most of the Continent is mad for soccer (call it football when you’re there, please) and there will be plenty of places across many… Continue Reading

Romania and Moldova Blogger Trip Roundup

Romania and Moldova Blogger Trip Roundup

Our third annual blogger trip, which took place in June this year, was to Romania and Moldova. Romania has been part of our destination line-up since 2015, whereas Moldova was added for 2017. So we mixed some very tried-and-tested territory with somewhere that was quite new for us. We started out in Bucharest, moving to… Continue Reading

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

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