Jebel Shams and the Balcony Walk

Jebel Shams and the Balcony Walk

Jebel Shams is the mountain top next to Wadi Ghul, also known as the Grand Canyon of Arabia. With spectacular views over the canyon, a cooler climate than at sea level, great camping opportunities and several hiking trails, it’s well worth a visit when you’re in Oman. 
Our Oman itinerary for nine days

Our Oman itinerary for nine days

We spent nine days in Oman, driving ourselves around and wild camping most nights. We had time for several great hikes, swimming in both wadis and the sea, exploring secluded beaches as well as the mountains, and even visiting forts, souks and mosques. 
The best camping spots in Oman

The best camping spots in Oman

Wild camping is legal in Oman, and the nature is amazing, but you’ll still need to be prepared to really take advantage of it. Here’s a detailed guide to how to find six of the best camping spots in the country. 
How to travel with only a carry-on

How to travel with only a carry-on

Whenever we’re not carrying camping gear, we travel carry-on only. When you think about it, even without being one of those people that everyone hates that take a way too large piece of hand-luggage, you can carry A LOT on board a plane. 
A Dracula basecamp in Brasov

A Dracula basecamp in Brasov

Our last stop in Transylvania was Brasov, from where we went to see Dracula’s castle in Bran, did a hike in the forest with more bears than people, and went on one of the best free walking tours we’ve done to date. 
Sighisoara, what Pinterest was made for

Sighisoara, what Pinterest was made for

Everything you do in Sighisoara requires climbing hills or staircases, except simply chilling on the square in the old town with a coffee and a sweet. We did a little bit of both, and would absolutely recommend a visit. 
Cultural Sibiu, our introduction to Transylvania

Cultural Sibiu, our introduction to Transylvania

Sibiu was our first stop in Romania outside of Bucharest, and we loved the historical center with all of its churches and old buildings with eyes on the roof. We visited a really cool open air museum showing how people lived a long time ago. 
Bucharest, not an entirely awful place

Bucharest, not an entirely awful place

Bucharest will probably not be anyone’s highlight on a trip to Romania, but we found plenty to do walking around the old town, visiting a historical museum and an Easter market, and spending the afternoon in the tranquil city park.