Dogs ‘n Dracula – A Road Trip Through Romania

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Lani, Kai, Rosie & Ruby at Corvinilor Castle in Transylvania

Like so much of what we do, our third year of touring happened by accident! Our tenants had moved out, so we had planned to spend the summer at home.

However, after only a week back ‘in the brick’ we both had itchy feet! We set off towards Spain and Portugal, but with record summer temperatures soaring towards the 50°C, we thought that it would be a bit too hot.

So we turned left!

Our unplanned trip took us to France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Romania. 


  1. We Pack Up Our Troubles & Climb Back Into The Bubble! – a harsh Fidose of reality and itchy feet got the better of our plans to spend the summer at home!
  2. A Brief Bark Around Britain – The Thames Path, The National Watersports Festival & ‘A Bit of a ‘Do”! – stricken in a pair of stilettoes, waggy tails at a windsurfing clinic & a visit to the City of Dreaming Spires.


  1. Beacon 6 & Black Magic in Brittany – And All Because the Lady Loves… What do Chocolate & Polar Exploration have in common? Find out as we go from Poole to Penthièvre.
  2. A Change of Heart – & A Change of Direction! – we were heading south to Spain & Portugal, but decided to turn left! 
  3. Paradise Found! Camping La ChassagneThe Auvergne; laid back land of lentils & volcanoes!
  4. Trying to Watch the England Match – World Cup Semifinals, Auvergne, France


  1. “To Boldly Go Where No Van Has Gone Before!” Gran Paradiso – Italy
  2. In Praise of Italian Bureaucracy! Gressoney, Monte Rosa
  3. Agricamping Corte Comotto, Verona, Italy


  1. Three Campsites & a Graveyard. The Sandal Saga in Slovenia!
  2. Hunting Dragons; Barefootin’ in Dog-Friendly Ljubljana, Slovenia
  3. Dobrodošli Dogs: Waggy Tails & White Horses – A Trip to the Famous Lipizzaner Stud Farm at Lipica, Slovenia
  4. Otočec; Camping & Castles on the River Krka, Slovenia
  5. World Wide Walkies Takes a Break – Due to family illness, we have returned to the UK. I am sure that you will understand that due to these circumstances, I have taken a break from blogging.

12 Tips on Driving Safely in Romania – want to tow the Transfăgărășan – ‘the best road in the world’? Here are our tips from 3-months with a caravan in Romania.

Along with our first two years of travels, Dogs ‘n’ Dracula is now available worldwide as both an ebook and paperback. 

For further details, please see the Books section of my blog.  






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