Count Dracula, aka Vlad the Impaler, did exist. And he lived in Transylvania, the largest province west of Romania. However, you don’t need a stake to find his lair. Pure Adventures
, known for their off-the-beaten-path tours, can take you to it, as well as through the area’s less-scary scenic mountains, medieval castles, and fortified churches. But, you might want to take that stake along just in case.
$800, seven nights’ accommodation included. (800) 960-2221, www.pure-adventures.com