15 Reasons You Need to Visit Romania

If you only know Romania for Count Dracula, it might be time to catch up with the rest of the travel industry. With beautiful castles, historic cities, breathtaking scenery, picturesque towns, and more hiking than your gear can handle, this central European nation is quickly becoming a favorite off-the-beaten-path vacation destination.

To see what you’re missing out on, read on for the 15 Reasons You Need to Visit Romania:

1. Live out your princess dreams at Corvin Castle in Hunedoara

Trover photo by Jonas Vesterlund

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#Hiking Travel Photo Sweepstakes Winner

We asked you to help us kick off the summer season with your best photos of hiking locations around the world, and you guys delivered!

You shared thousands of beautiful, interesting, and informative travel photos from incredible hiking locations in nearly 100 countries. That makes #Hiking one of our most successful sweepstakes ever!

Thank you to everyone who participated for inspiring us to get outside and discover “The Best of Everywhere.” Out of the thousands of submissions we received, though, there could only be one lucky winner.

That winner is…

Jonas Vesterlund, who shared this awesome shot of hiking Namibian sand dunes!

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Trover photo by Jonas Vesterlund

Congratulations and enjoy the $1,500 prize, Jonas! We hope you continue to explore the great outdoors and share your adventures with the rest of us on Trover!

To see where else Jonas explores, check out his Instagram channel – and of course follow him on Trover!

Check out the ultimate #Hiking destinations list here, and make sure to keep an eye on the Trover blog for our next contest!