For families increasingly tethered to technology, a future farm stay here would be a chance to unplug, to spend time instead traveling by horse-drawn cart, hiking in the wooded Carpathian Mountains, and helping with chores like milking sheep, collecting eggs, and piling haystacks, says National Geographic about a future holiday in Transylvania in an article featuring 25 destinations on the rise for 2021.
The destinations are grouped into five categories: adventure, culture and history, nature, family, and sustainability.
Transylvania features in the family category, alongside places such as British Columbia, Canada; Florida’s Space Coast; the England Coast Path; and Hortobágy, Hungary.
Transylvania’s bucolic charms have long captivated the Prince of Wales, whose foundation funds local architectural heritage preservation projects. “It’s the timelessness of it which is so remarkable,” the future king says in the travel documentary Wild Carpathia, “almost out of some of those stories one used to read as a child.” —Catalin Gruia, Nat Geo Traveler Romania
The heir of the British Royal Crown is a true tourist ambassador of Romania. Prince Charles visited Transylvania for the first time in 1998 and since then he has bought several properties in our country.
“Romania is an astonishingly diverse country, from the Danube Delta, Europe’s largest and most pristine wetland, to the forests, springs and monasteries of Bucovina, Moldova and the Maramures, the hills of the Apuseni or the wilds of Harghita, the precious collections in Bucharest museums or the wild beauty of the Iron Gates gorge, the castles, mountains and Saxon villages of Transylvania, or the remote valleys of Banat and Crisana,” Prince Charles said in the Wild Carpathia documentary.
Photography courtesy of Transilvania Reiser
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