12 Things to Know before you Travel to Romania

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Romania is known for many things. From ancient medieval castles and alluring wooden monasteries to some of the most stunning landscapes in Europe. But there are also a few other details worth noting. For example, Romania has some of the fastest internet in the world; and it’s safer than many European countries. Here are a few things you should know before visiting Romania! This post may contain affiliate links. We receive a small commission on any purchases you make, which …

Bristol was the Break we Didn’t Know we Needed

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We hadn’t stopped moving in four months. The longest we stayed in a single place, and slept in the same bed, was a stretch of eleven days in Moldova. The notion of an entire month in Bristol, with a whole house to ourselves, was terrific. Our bags could be completely unpacked, their contents stored in an actual closet. We could catch up on so much work! Our intentions, however, fell short of their mark. We didn’t accomplish half of what …

21 Unique and Fun things to do in Bucharest

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Bucharest is one of those cities that doesn’t strike everyone the same. Though it’s been called “Little Paris” for over a century, it’s far from it; nor does it have the picturesque, polished architecture of Vienna. Instead, more like Sarajevo, Budapest or Belgrade, the cities gritty presence hums with vibrant life. From colourful street art to our favourite restaurants and the best tours, here are 21 unique and fun things to do in Bucharest. Jump to: Sights Tours Food Photo …

Trip Planning: Weekly Budget Planner to save for Travel

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Some people are great with money, others need a little help. I know I did. People often ask us how we can afford to travel, and how we save money. It’s much easier than you might think, and I’m going to show you how. These simple steps work for any kind of budgeting goal, but we highly recommend travel, for obvious reasons! This weekly budget planner is what we used to reach the goals needed to live this lifestyle. What …

The Best Things to do in Moldova

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I’m going to be completely honest with you. Before arriving in Moldova, we knew almost nothing about the tiny country. Aside from hearing the name a handful of times, we hardly knew it existed. After having spent three weeks in the former Soviet republic, however, we’re amazed at how alluring and foreign it feels. Though it might not have as much to offer as its neighbours, there are still many wonderful and unique things to do in Moldova. What to …

Transportation in Romania [What to Take and How to Book]

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Getting around Romania was said to be a pain in the ass. At least that’s what we had heard from several travellers we’d met before actually visiting ourselves. The truth is, Romania transportation is very well-connected, and the costs are quite reasonable. There was almost nowhere we couldn’t get to either by train, bus or shared vehicle. Even during those times when we wanted a little extra freedom, car rental prices in Romania were remarkably affordable. One thing to note …

9 Awesome Additions to your London Itinerary

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London is an epic city, one of the all-time greats. It’s a city where you could spend years exploring and never do the same activity twice. Yet, many of us as travellers rarely spend more than a few days at a time here. If you’re like most visitors to London you’ll probably only have a few short days to take in all you can. Though our initial plan was to put together a nice packaged itinerary for you, we decided …

Experience a Moldova Wine Tour

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It should come as no secret that Kylee and I are huge fans of wine. We’ve tasted wine all around the world, travelled to dozens of wine regions and have even worked in wineries. So during our time in Moldova, taking in some of the incredible wine the country is producing was a must. Moldova is a tiny, landlocked country in Eastern Europe. Wedged between Romania and the Ukraine, it’s rarely on the radar of most travellers. But whether you’re …

Visiting Targu Mures, Romania

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One of the reasons we really stayed in Romania for as long as we did, was to discover some of the lesser visited destinations. Targu Mures is one of those great little finds. Like most cities in Transylvania, there is a rich blend of Romanian and Hungarian history, and fantastic architecture with it. Though we only had two days to discover what to do in Targu Mures, the tease was enough to show how underrated this city really is! Especially …

Travel Planning: Passport, Visas and Travel Insurance

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#1 – Passport Having a passport is the first thing you need when crossing borders into another country. Make sure to apply for a passport at least a month (preferably several) before your trip to make sure it arrives with plenty of time before your trip. Getting the picture taken is a feat in itself. There needs to be no glare, no smile, no smirk and exactly correct. If the passport office finds one tiny detail wrong with the photo, …