Tag Archive: vacation

Is it safe to go to Europe right now?

To be honest, the war in Ukraine is straining my higher principles of unity, human brotherhood, and tolerance. The reptilian part of me wants to see Moscow become a smoldering ruin. It’s just… Continue reading

The Salt Mines of Salina Turda

Have you ever taken one of those glass-sided “sky elevators”? Up the side of the Victor Emmanuel Monument in Rome, in the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid, and China has a doozy or… Continue reading

Bucharest’s Ugliest Street and Weirdest Hotel

It may be the ugliest street in Old Town Bucharest. So much so in fact, that I took a photo there on my first trip, without noticing the hotel behind me. But it’s… Continue reading

Bucharest Gifts and Mailing List Debut

I’ll be honest, I don’t always read the newsletters I sign up for. Who has the time? So now that I’m going to be producing one, can I help people not feel that… Continue reading

All I want for Christmas is a sneak preview of the itinerary…

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! I’ve been revamping the Romania tour for better covid safety, and in preparation to a formal launch on the affiliated website, and would like to share a preview of… Continue reading

Should we still travel during Covid? How?

One can’t help but wonder if the age of big bus tours is over. Fifty eight people packed into a coach, going together to the postcard sites and commission-paying shops for two weeks?… Continue reading

A Castle Worthy of Legend

If the walls of your average hotel room could talk…I don’t think I’d ask. But the walls of Suceava Citadel, on the other hand? They would have some stories to tell. Also called… Continue reading

A Tale of Two Citadels

He was the best of figures, he was the worst of figures. Vlad Dracul the Impaler, illustrative figure from Romanian history, and Hollywood cliche. The man himself deserves another post, but where do… Continue reading

Dinnertime in Cluj-Napoca

Do you know that feeling, at the end of a great, but exhausting day abroad, when you’re deeply excited to be in a new place…but in your heart of hearts, what you want… Continue reading

Centuries in the Square, Sibiu

The sun was shining and the ice cream in my hand was melting at just the right rate when I settled onto a bench in Sibiu’s central square, the Piata Mare. Following typical… Continue reading