Vitosha Boulevard with Sveta Nedelya Cathedral and Vitosha Mountain in background, Sofia, Bulgaria

Bucharest, Sofia, and Belgrade – 3 Emerging Cities to Visit on European Tours

If considering an Eastern Europe vacation, Bucharest, Sofia, and Belgrade are 3 cities which will provide you with rewarding and enjoyable visits. In the days of the Iron Curtain, Eastern Europe was, to a degree, an undeveloped region for tourism. I did visit Romania, Bulgaria, and the old Yugoslavia just before Soviet control was lifted. […]

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 […]