VISIT DRACULA’S CASTLE IN TRANSYLVANIA + TOUR OF ROMANIA
Dates: June 22 – July 4, 2020 (2019 edition is sold out).
You’ve probably heard many stories about Count Dracula and Transylvania. You’ve also seen movies – and even cartoons – about him. Who was Dracula, really?
How about you’ll get to learn the real story at the exact place where everything took place? Moreover, get to visit not just the castle, but the room he was born in? Do you want some goosebumps? I’ll give them to you, and that’s not all.
We will get to do a fabulous tour of Romania for 13 days, featuring many other superb attractions, beautiful people, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. All of that, while we’re going to film a new episode of Travel by Dart there – and YOU will be the one throwing the dart for me while we’re in Romania, too.
Plus: meet and be inspired by 10 other travelers, uniquely selected for this adventure, to make friends for a lifetime and be part of an exclusive group – The Spark Society – that’s forming a tradition of going on further adventures together.
A lot of people has asked me if they can join me on any of my trips while filming Travel by Dart, the web series I’m doing where I throw a dart at the world map and go wherever it lands.
After setting up exclusives trips for The Spark Experience to Argentina, Colombia, Curacao and Italy – I am opening an invitation for 10 people to come with me to Romania. 13 days, 12 nights. 10 amazing, interesting, select people. Exclusive group. Countless fun activities. 1 Life-changing experience. Spark all your senses.
1. All Accommodation Paid + Breakfast Daily + Other Meals
Your 12 nights in Romania you will be covered. You will have breakfast provided every day, plus a lot of other meals throughout the period when we will be there.
2. Pick-up at the Airport + Drop-off
You’ll be picked up at the airport in Bucharest and brought to our hotel, where I’ll be waiting for you with a drink. You are a special guest, so we will start your getaway the right way. A ride to the airport on the last day is also set.
3. Visit Dracula’s Castle & Have Dinner There
We will be taking you to the famous Dracula’s Castle (Bran), where you will learn the real story and who is behind the legend. We will have supper there as well, so prepare for a fabulous night.
3. Medieval Experience Like No Other
From the Bran Castle we will be traveling to Sighisoara, the town where Dracula was born, which is located 145 kilometres away. This city is a medieval work-of-art that needs to be fully experienced – and we will :).
4. Visit the Room Where Dracula Was Born
Part of the tour will be a visit at the house where Vlad Dracul was born. You’ll get to see the actual room where he was born in. Plus, we will have lunch there, too. Just because.
5. See Alba Fortress & Guard Change
We will take you to see one of the most important pieces of Romania’s history, the city of Alba Iulia and the Alba Fortress. If nothing major changes our itinerary, you will see an impressive guard change, too.
6. Visit the World’s Second Largest Building
A trip to Romania can’t be complete without enjoying the Capital Bucharest, host of the world’s second largest building. It is the old residence of former Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, now the house of the Romanian Parliament.
7. Visit Danube River Delta, a European Wonder
This location is unique within the whole continent of Europe – you will see why. There is no other river that forms a Delta like the Danube River. You will witness a lot of other awesome creatures, too.
8. Stay on a Floating Hotel
The two nights in the Danube River Delta you will be spending them on a floating 4-star hotel. Of course, accommodation and meals are included. Just a way of checking off some other cool things you did in life.
9. Experience a Fabulous Cave
Romania is also known for the multitude of caves that are hidden in the Carpathian Mountains. We will take you to one of them, that will take your breath away. You may meet some of Dracula’s cousins, too – the bats. 🙂
10. Have Traditional Romanian Evenings
We have something prepared for you. You can’t just come to Romania not immersing in a pure night of folk and culture. Let’s just put this in the back pocket and look at the next item.
11. Wine Tasting at a Famous Winery
Amongst other things, alcohol will be an important part of this trip. :))). We will visit one of the most award-winning wineries in Romania and taste some, well, wine. Like, a lot.
12. Visit an Amazing Trout Stream
You don’t have to be a fishing aficionado to love this part of the trip. We will be going on a top of a mountain to my friend Vlad’s trout stream, where we will have fresh trout for lunch. To keep it with the theme, Vlad was also Dracula’s first name but no worries – this is a good one. 🙂
13. Stay Here For a Night
We will get to spend one rustic night in a wonderful, picturesque scenery. The place is called Ferma Dacilor (Dacians Farm). Dacians were the first inhabitants of the territory that is now Romania, before they get conquered by the Romans. You will get to learn a bit of the history too, with a lot of wine, a pit fire and tons of stories which will be shared.
14. National Private Transportation
This trip will be a tour of Romania, so we will get to travel over 1,000 kilometres around the country. We will have our own professional company who will takes us to see 8 different cities.
I’ll also spend some one-on-one time with you, to chat with you about your life, business ideas, or anything else you may need help with (or, I will tell you how it’s actually cheaper for me to travel than to stay at home) – if interested.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
WHO THIS IS FOR
- 9-5’ers or someone who’s been working long hours and wants to detach himself/herself from daily reality.
- Mid-life crisis individuals who don’t want to have regrets. My parents always told me that the only regret they had is not traveling enough.
- Someone who is looking for a nice mix of culture and rustic adventure.
- Someone who wants to recharge their life and press the reset button.
- Someone who wants to surprise his/her partner with an incredible birthday or anniversary gift (maybe even a wedding proposal – we’ll get it on camera, too).
- Friends who’ve been asking me if they can come with me on any of my travels.
- Someone who is coming out of a relationship and wants to experience things they feel they’ve been missing out on and celebrate being single.
- People who want to get out of their comfort zone.
- Freelancers and entrepreneurs who want to spark their business spirit with some sun and sea, and meet some partners in crime who may become creative collaborators, or just inspire an brilliant idea over wine.
WHAT THIS EXPERIENCE IS NOT
- A luxury all-inclusive trip where flights, drinks and all meals are included. Just some. Flights are your responsibility.
- A trip where you will get to stay in only one hotel. We will do a tour of Romania and get to spend 12 nights in 6 different hotels – some rustic accommodation. If you don’t like traveling around with a suitcase, this is not for you.
- A mastermind conference or MLM business. #HateThatShit
- A drama-queen friendly zone. Leave your problems at home.
- A big group of people where you get lost in the shuffle.
- A party all night, sleep all day trip. You can do that at home.
- Your average day.
If you are looking for a Spark Experience that only takes place in one city then you should sign up for the Buenos Aires one – HERE.
WHO ARE THE 10 SELECTED APPLICANTS?
Similar to the Spark Experience participants who join the Cartagena or Tuscany trips, I am carefully selecting the people that will be coming to Romania. Hence the application form. I’ll tell you why.
The people you meet are one of the most meaningful parts of a travel experience. Do you know how sometimes in a group there’s someone who the rest refers to as: ‘that guy’ or ‘that chick’? That’s not going to happen here. After phone interviews, researching social media profiles, getting references from common acquaintances, I’ll put together our travel dream team. You’ll be with people who have life stories to tell, knowledge to share, and dared to apply to be part of this Travel by Dart episode.
I want all ten people who come with us to leave as best friends at the end of the trip.The idea is to keep in touch forever, become an exclusive community over time, and go other memorable trips together.
Here is the kicker: you won’t know who the other nine travel partners are until a day before the trip! I will send you a personalized email revealing who you’ll be spending this amazing week with.
One of the recent Spark Experience cohorts, spending quality time in Tuscany.
WANNA SEE HOW A SPARK EXPERIENCE LOOKS LIKE?
Watch the video below to see a sample of how a SPARK Experience looks like (just done in Italy):
HAVE WE MET? HERE IS WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL WITH ME
One of the best things that happened to me was to be laid off from OMNI Television. It forced me to find ways to support myself and challenged my entrepreneurial spirit. As Jim Rohn says, “Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune”.
My breakthrough came after a trip to South Africa that I initially didn’t want to take because I wanted “to wait until I make more money”. But my best friend pushed me to go. Although I spent more money than I anticipated or wanted to, the getaway changed my life. It made me realize that life experiences are far more intrinsically valuable than things, it revitalized my mind, sparked my imagination, and inspired me to create the venture that ended up being my bread and butter today.
I now travel and have unique experiences that generations of families don’t have in a lifetime, from diving the shipwrecks in the Bermuda Triangle, to discovering the mystery of the Easter Island heads, cruising on pirate ships in Indonesia, being invited into J Balvin’s house, and staying in 5-star hotels.
For the last few months, I’ve made sandy beaches and pools my home in Colombia, Curacao, Portugal and Bermuda. Let me share my love of travel, adventure, and Romania with you.
For those who want to immortalize themselves, this is your chance to be on a travel show and be in the Italy episode for my Travel by Dart web series.
If you’re looking for a creative spark, I’m an entrepreneur who has been a sports reporter, made the State’s “most wanted” list in Romania, had my films shown at film festivals, acted in movies and commercials, worked as a TV producer, created my own web series, and I’m also the founder of the mega-popular Scam Detector platform, a web-based app that educates consumers about the fraudulent activities all over the world. I’ve been featured on ABC, BBC, CBS, FOX, Global, Kiplingers, and pretty much all the major media platforms in the world.
I really hope to meet you in Romania. So come with me, and let’s make some real magic together.
I am not a travel agency. I am a lifestyle agency.
The reason you’re reading this page. 50 countries visited. Over 300 flights taken. Read more above.
Adrian is Sorin’s brother and will be his right-hand in terms of administrative stuff for most of the journey.
Laura will be responsible for most of the accommodation part, helping us with the repartition of the rooms.
THE SPARK EXPERIENCE Romania 2020
DATES: June 22 – July 4, 2020
OPEN TO: both single applicants and couples.
PRICE: $1,699US /person as couple (if you’re coming with a best friend/spouse and share a room. Your partner will have to apply, too). Or $1,899US/ person as single.