For anyone who wants to get a deep sense of Bulgarian history before they go, check out Wolf Hunt, a powerful and gripping novel about communist Bulgaria.
There is one question every traveler to Bulgaria always asks me early on when we start planning a trip: "How safe is Bulgaria?". Bulgaria remains an off the grid travel destination and that might not be a bad thing. Fewer tourists and an authentic, deep-rooted culture is what you can expect. This little country - the South-easternmost point in the European Union - boasts diverse and oftentimes untouched landscapes from golden beaches to the lush green mountains. But is it a safe destination to travel to? I set out to research the opinions of other travelers, including interviewing two American travelers I met during my journey. Here is the picture that emerged.
Thracian Tomb Hopping - a day of visiting the stunning and mystical Thracian burial mounds in the famed Valley of the Thracian Kings - will leave you with images of magical frescoes, intricate gold treasures and stories of famous Thracians kings like Seuthes III.
Learn about the Balkan Mountains and the Balkan Peninsula - where they are located, how to explore them through hikes and road trips, and how to get to know the history and culture of this unique Eastern European region.
NYC sommelier Hillary Zio shares why Bulgaria is an emerging wine region to keep on your radar. From Vrachanski Misket to Rubin - Bulgaria has an ideal wine for every wine lover.
10-day Bulgaria travel itinerary inclusive of Sofia and Plovdiv, to ancient Roman ruins to Bulgarian wineries. After reading, you'll be traveling like a local.