A Guide to Thailand Island Hopping

There are over 300 islands off the coast of Thailand, and they can be found either in the Gulf of Thailand or in the Andaman Sea; the latter is on the west coast of both Thailand and Myanmar. Island hopping in Thailand can be simple or difficult; some of the islands are more populated and have more types of transportation available than do others. Phuket, the biggest island in Thailand, has its own airport, for example. The smaller and less … Read More

11 of the Best Boutique Hotels in Venice

Beautiful Accommodation in Venice: The Best Unique and Boutique Accommodation in Venice Venice is the most popular tourist destination in Italy. It is busy all year round, and incredibly busy at peak times which include Carnival and summer. Plan ahead if you want to stay overnight in Venice as hotels can be booked months in advance. With large international hotels, as well as beautiful accommodation in boutique hotels, there is something to suit everyone in Venice. Many of the small … Read More

How to Make Simple Inside Out Cabbage Rolls

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Inside out cabbage rolls are easy to make and save a bunch of preparation time over the traditional method of rolling the cabbage rolls. Cheap to make and hearty, your whole family will enjoy true, Romanian comfort food. It’s also a great option if you are cooking for a crowd. We have previously featured, traditional cabbage rolls, cooked in a tomato sauce base, when featuring Bulgaria. But, in Transylvania, Romania, we enjoyed cabbage a la Cluj, which features cabbage and … Read More

Why Hotel Privo is the Best Hotel in Romania for Food and Wine

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If you are looking to learn more about food and wine while in Romania, look no further than Hotel Privo in the town of Targu Mures. The modern, luxury hotel has won multiple awards for its restaurant and design. And, it comes at a very affordable price. Hotel Privo is located near the city center of Targu Mures in the heart of the Transylvania region of Romania. Opening in 2013, the boutique, luxury hotel is the most awarded hotel in … Read More

How to Make Easy Romanian Meatballs in a Soup

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Romanian meatballs have a well-deserved reputation and today we feature them in an easy to make soup. Throw in an array of healthy veggies such as celery, carrots and bell peppers and you have the basis for a hearty Romanian meatball soup. It’s a meal which you can dress up with a garnish or two! I find making soup one of the great pleasures of winter, especially when it is cold and windy outside. The aroma of gently simmering soup … Read More

9 Romanian Traditions You Need to Know About

One of the things we enjoyed traveling through Romania was the opportunity to see, learn and experience some of the local Romanian traditions.  Of course, I am sure there are many we also missed, as it challenging to understand the nuances of local culture from the perspective of a tourist. We did have a lot of fun and are looking forward to returning to Romania. 1.  Traditional Greeting of Bread and Salt The traditional greeting of bread and salt, a … Read More

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