Romania

Brasov’s Junii Festival – An Ancient Tradition

Brasov’s Junii Festival – An Ancient Tradition

Sometimes…ok, a lot of times, you can come across local customs or festivals and have no idea what is going on. Everyone else is really into it and seems to know what’s going on, but you just have to nod along and hope for a […]

Visiting The Ialomitei Cave – Jewel of the Carpathians

Visiting The Ialomitei Cave – Jewel of the Carpathians

Any traveler can tell you; when you make plans, god laughs.  Friday morning I got up extra early and began the 2.5 hour drive to a major Romanian landmark; the Sphinx.  Well, I got to the area right on time and found that the snow […]

Introducing: Oscar

Introducing: Oscar

Oscar is the only reason I would post a blurry picture of me soaking wet on the internet.  This little alarm clock and vacuum is the reason my husband and I get absolutely no sleep, have spent way too much on little bouncing balls, and why […]

A Market In Romania – Why Stores in the U.S. Should Look Like This

A Market In Romania – Why Stores in the U.S. Should Look Like This

This is a typical picture of a market in Romania.  It shows a large space, filled with stalls of vegetable, fruit and meat sellers with many people waiting to be served.  It also features hanging carcasses of lambs waiting to be carved for people looking to buy for […]

10 Foods You’ll Miss as Soon as You Leave the U.S.

10 Foods You’ll Miss as Soon as You Leave the U.S.

Adventuring out of your home airport is great – new experiences, exotic foods, and new scenery.  Every long-term traveler knows, though, that eventually you will start to crave some foods from home.  Here are a few of my favorite foods from the U.S.: 1. Cheesecake […]