Bran Castle at Night with Full Moon, Transylvania, Romania - Cropped

Digging Up Myths, Magic, and Monsters on Your Europe Vacation

Roaming the centuries-old sites and cities of Europe, we’re constantly reminded of just how much history there is to discover, from Iceland to Istanbul. Where there’s history, there’s mythology, and where there’s mythology, there’s magic and monsters. It would be impossible to list all the great spots for a Halloween-inspired Europe vacation in one article, […]

Horse Carriages at Main Market Square in Krakow in a summer day, Poland

So Many Good Reasons to Consider An Eastern Europe Vacation

Southeast Asia might have supplanted it as the backpacker’s destination of choice, but Europe is no second fiddle for first-time travellers. Poking around the British Isles or seeing the romantic centres of Paris and Barcelona are great ways to get introduced to the world of international travel. However, in the midst of visiting these amazing […]

Panoramic View of Bran Castle in Autumn, Brasov, Transylvania, Romania

Enjoy the Pastoral Charm of Transylvania on Your Romania Vacation

Few regions of Europe are as widely-recognized as Transylvania. Mythical home of Count Dracula, vampires, and mountainous castles, this region of Romania haunts the imagination of much of the world. And yet, beyond all the folklore and pop-culture stories lies a Transylvania that is largely unknown. The region is much more than Dracula and vampires, […]

Russian Borscht in White Bowl with Dill and Bread Slices

RECIPE: Russian Borscht

Borscht is one of those dishes that has many variations. Originating in the Ukraine, this sour soup is also served in neighbouring Eastern European countries like Russia, Lithuania, Romania, Poland, and Latvia, to name a few. The most common variation includes beetroot as its main ingredient. Borsch can be served hot or cold, thin or […]