We recently returned from an amazing hiking and cultural trip to Romania, provided in partnership with Iulian Cozma of Step by Step Agency and Bredeson Outdoor Adventures. Our lively group, informally self-named the Walkers & Talkers for our love of conversation and hiking, travels together every year, and this year’s adventure brought us to Transylvania. Iulian provided us with a truly unique insider’s view of Romania, leading us in village to village hikes across a beautiful, almost medieval landscape. We enjoyed the conversations with Iulian about his country, and the very special “backstage” visit to his grandmother’s farm. The logistics were all handled beautifully, and Iulian’s integrity and responsiveness to our many custom requests during the extended planning process combined to make this a truly great experience.
Deborah Lewis (Bredeson Outdoor Adventures) and Mike Useem (lead Walker & Talker), USA, July – August 2008