3 Things To Do With Your Kids In Bucharest

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Blog, Travel |

If you’re planning a family trip to Romania, you definitely need to block out some time to spend in Romania’s capital city, Bucharest. Bucharest is a bustling city that’s full of history and modern culture, which makes it a great place to absorb all of the things that are fascinating about Romania. However, it can sometimes be tough to find things to interest the kids in your group. Take a look at a few attractions that are sure to entertain the kids while you explore what’s great about the city.

National Opera

If your kids like watching live shows with costumes, dancing, and music, a trip to the Romanian National Opera is in order. While you may be interested in the operas or ballets that happen at night, the kids will want to see the children’s matinees earlier in the day. There your kids can watch classic stories like Hansel and Gretel or Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs come to life on stage. You’ll get a kick out of watching these favorites right along with your children.

Village Museum

Museums aren’t always a favorite for kids, but your kids might make an exception for this one. The Village Museum is an outdoor museum that contains monuments of various types of Romanian architecture. It opened in May of 1936, and currently contains 272 peasant farms and houses for your kids to explore. They’ll love getting a close up look at the different structures that made up authentic Romanian villages of the past, and the open-air setting of the museum will give your kids the chance to stretch their legs and enjoy the outdoors.

Kid’s Town

Kid’s Town, or Oraselul Copiilor, should definitely be on your must-see list. Visit on a day when you have plenty of time to spend, because there are at least 60-70 rides to check out, and if your kids like roller coasters, they’ll probably want to try them all.

The funfair has a variety of rides that range from vintage to brand new and exciting. There’s also a steam train, a toy store, and plenty of places to grab a bag of popcorn or sit down for a meal of mici, a type of meatball made out of pork, beef, and mutton and shaped into something resembling a small, caseless sausage.

If those activities aren’t enough, your kids may also enjoy a guided Bucharest city tour. You can find both walking tours and double-decker bus tours, depending on how much energy you and the kids have that day. One thing is for sure – you and your kids will leave the city of Bucharest with memories that will last a lifetime. 

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Welcoming Your Out Of Town Wedding Guests With Open Arms

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Blog, Travel |

Getting married is a big life event, and having people come from out of town to attend your wedding from other states or even another country is a great honor. It’s important to make your out-of-town attendees feel welcome and as comfortable as possible. Even though you’ll have plenty of your own details to stress and worry about, it’s still a good idea to do a few simple things to ensure that your special guests enjoy their experience. Here are a few things you can do to welcome your out-of-town wedding guests with open arms.

Hotel Suggestions

Rather than let your guests pick a local hotel out at random, do a little homework to find out which hotels in your area can provide your guests with the best accommodations. If you have a large group coming together, ask about special rates or even lower rates for wedding party members. Look for places to stay where there’s plenty of good amenities including complimentary breakfast, a swimming pool, and one that offers a hospitality room so you can all gather together and enjoy each other’s company without using someone’s room. Inform your guests of the hotels’ contact information well in advance so they can make reservations with plenty of time to spare.

Get Organized

Thanks to the Internet, you can now create your very own wedding website. The site should include a full itinerary of the rehearsal dinner time and location, wedding time and location, as well as information about the reception. You should also include links to local places your guests can visit if they plan to stay a bit longer after the wedding. Include maps, directions, and all contact information for places guests might be interested in visiting. This will make things easier on you since everything will all be there in one central location and you won’t have to field countless questions or dig for the info. later. It’s also quite handy for guests to get all the information they need at the click of a mouse.

Offer Thanks

Traveling for a wedding can be expensive for your guests, so it’s truly a meaningful gesture that they’ve decided to attend. Say thank you by creating special gift baskets that include things like coffee, cookies, and breakfast treats. Include a personalized, signed thank you note letting everyone know how much it means that they’ve come this far to be at your wedding. If you like, place the thank you gift in your guests’ hotel room before they arrive so they receive it as a nice surprise. Saying thank you can go a long way and will leave a lasting impression that will help make your wedding memorable for your guests as well as yourself and your new spouse.   

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