Bran Castle

When discussing the tourism industry of Romania, often many people will only know of one specific sight to be seen- and they will call it “Dracula’s Castle”. In addition to being far from the only landmark in the country, the connection to Dracula isn’t as cut and dry as many people think. It is widely…

The Footsteps of Saint Andrew

Growing up as a Catholic girl attending Catholic schools, the legends and parables of saints surrounded me throughout my childhood. I sang to Saint Anthony whenever I lost something, I thought of Saint Jude when I was feeling hopeless, I wished the blessings of Saint Francis on every animal I saw. The one saint who…

Mamaia and More

I’ll be honest in saying Romania probably wouldn’t have shown up if I had written a list called Countries I Really Want to Visit. But when my husband went there on a work assignment and stayed for nearly a month, for the second year in a row, he logged quite a bit of exploring and…