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Romania — Romania has come a long way since 1989, when the people gave their iron-fisted dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu, the boot. Today, ask anyone and they’ll tell you that Romania is on the rise: the outdoor cafés are buzzing, the restaurants are serving creatively prepared local cuisine as well as global fusion dishes, and recognizable shops like Hugo Boss and Escada are sprouting up. Of course, historic Romania maintains its appeal as well; give a nod to the fictitious Count Dracula as you submerge yourself in cobblestone streets, castles, and monasteries.

Why Go

For the castles of Transylvania, medieval monasteries, rural Romania, and the cosmopolitan charms of Bucharest.

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What's New in Romania

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4 New Ways To Explore Bucharest

June 06, 2014 by Alex Schechter

Cruise passengers heading to the Black Sea this fall might notice a change in their itineraries: due to the political unrest in Ukraine, Silversea cruises in ... Read More »

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Zombies, Dracula, Aliens & More: 6 Reasons To Travel This Halloween

October 30, 2013 by Alex Schechter

What could be more fun than a daytrip through Area 51? Or a road trip through Dracula's hometown? On the eve of the season's spookiest holiday, we're looking ... Read More »

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20 Stunning Photos Of The 'Real' Transylvania

October 29, 2013

Peles Castle in Sinaia was once home to Queen Marie. Read More »

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No Draculas in Sight: 5 Beautiful Villages in Southern Transylvania

October 23, 2013 by Alex Schechter

Upon first setting out for a 5-day road trip through southern Transylvania, your first thoughts will probably be focused on the country's best-known cultural ... Read More »

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5 Tourism Campaigns We Love

September 09, 2013 by Alex Schechter

When was the last time you were inspired to visit a destination based on a commercial you saw on TV, or a poster ad in the subway? Savvy tourism marketing ... Read More »

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“The lowest rates for Mediterranean cruises can be found in the winter months, when temperatures hover in the 50s and ports are largely crowd-free.”

Karen Dion Freelance Editor

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