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Visiting the Romanian National Horse Farm: European Equine Tourism

In this new series on equine tourism, I’m exploring some of the most exciting equestrian destinations and horse farms I’ve visited. In recent years I’ve traveled extensively – working from a portable office while traveling the world. After growing up as a horse crazy kid, I often add equestrian destinations to my itineraries when I …

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Things to do in Romania: 10 Top Transylvania Destinations + What I Spent

My travel ethic is a bit different than most travelers. While I like visiting famous must-see sites-  My favorite travel memories have been formed by straying just a bit off the well-trodden tourist track, and exploring- often in solitude or near solitude-historic, natural, or cultural sites that many times are more awe-inspiring than popular tourist …

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Essential Packing List for Traveling Eastern Europe by Train

Traveling by train is one of the best ways to see Romania, although actually a less-popular mode of travel for locals. The Romanian rail system has a reputation for being unreliable and very slow. This reputation has led most Romanian citizens to abandon train travel entirely, resulting in low operating budgets and even rarer upgrades. …

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Trip Report: Romania’s Maramures Forest and Mocanita Steam Train

  If you have the luxury of a slow-paced visit to Romania- the kind of visit where you can wander and take time to unwind enough in one location to allow your senses to take in the experience of an utterly unique place on the globe- the Maramures region of Romania should move to the …

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Itinerary for a 1 Day Solo Adventure in Făgăraș, Romania

Places best described as “a little off the most-trampled tourist track” are my favorite sort of places to travel. The small town of Făgăraș, Romania definitely falls in this category and made a great base for a few days of rest and exploration on my way from tourist-packed Sibiu to tourist-packed Brasov. A railroad stop …

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