Bran Castle, Transylvania, Romania

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Almost October! So today we have a bit of a Halloween theme going on! There are lots of pretty vacation rentals in the mountains of Transylvania in Romania, and they are conveniently close to the infamous Bran Castle, once said to be the home of Vlad the Impaler, the reputed inspiration for Bram Stoker’s famous Dracula.

Vlad the Impaler was known for his incredible cruelty and torture, reportedly impaling tens of thousands of his enemies on stakes and leaving their bodies to rot. Today, the castle is open to the public and you can book a Halloween tour and learn the truth behind the terrifying legends.