Transylvania. It's a region in Romania (once part of Hungary) that brings to mind Dracula of the Bram Stoker variety. Transylvania is the birthplace of the real Dracula, Vlad Tepes, but those who visit will find more to explore than vampire legends or the true history of Romania's famous Impaler. Transylvania is home to destination cities such as Sibiu and Brasov, its complex history and rich culture are easily accessible, and its countryside keeps hidden castles and caves just waiting to be explored.
Sibiu photo credit: CC BY Matei D.