Jade

Hello! I'm Jade, an American girl who's been enchanted by the mesmerizing land of Transylvania since moving here in March 2020. At 38, I've discovered that traveling is more than just moving from one place to another; it's about savoring culinary wonders, uncovering hidden gems, and absorbing the rich history that whispers tales of yesteryears. Don't be surprised if you come across photos of me striking a yoga pose in front of a centuries-old castle or amidst the picturesque landscapes. Life in Transylvania isn't a solo journey for me. My two spirited sons, Olly and Eli, my husband Szilard, and our trio of playful rescue dogs - Bruno, Misi, and Andre - often join in on the adventures. While 'Traveling Transylvania' is my passion project, by day I immerse myself in the dynamic world of digital marketing, wielding my skills as an SEO specialist and content strategist. When I'm not wandering or weaving digital tales, you can find me lost in a book, flowing through a yoga sequence, enjoying playful times with my kiddos, or on a quest to discover the next best restaurant. Through my experiences and stories, I invite you to journey with me into the heart of Transylvania.

10 Epic Things to Do in Timișoara

Timisoara old town seen from aerial perspective.

Located at the intersection of Central and Eastern Europe, Timișoara is a captivating city with something for everyone. This Romanian metropolis in Banat region was renowned due to its catalytic role in the 1989 Revolution; however, it has much more than history and tradition to offer. If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten track destination while …

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Visiting the Fortified Churches of Transylvania

Biertan Fortified Church in Transylvania, Romania.

If you’re interested in history, culture, and ancient architecture, then visiting the fortified churches of Transylvania is definitely one of the best things to do in the region. Only seven of the region’s hundreds of fortified churches made the cut to be included on the exclusive list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Check out this …

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34 Incredible Things to Do in Cluj-Napoca

Sparkling hanging lights in Piata Muzeului, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Here it is!  The long-awaited guide to Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the city that has become my most recent home.  I’ve been living here since June 2020, never expecting that this would be where I wound up.   Cluj-Napoca is an amazingly friendly city, and one of the best destinations for digital nomads. It’s affordable, got widespread and …

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26 Things To Know Before Moving To Romania

Sunset driving through a village in Brasov, Romania

Romania is a seriously beautiful, highly underrated country in the Balkans. Its natural beauty, friendly people, affordability, and high-quality internet speeds make it an excellent option for moving to Europe – particularly for Digital Nomads or remote workers. Here’s an all-encompassing list of everything you need to know before moving to Romania, as well as …

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