Sibiu, Romania: During my hiatus from cycling across Europe, I get to spend some quality family time in the most unlikely place. Traveling through parts of Romania, Bulgaria, and Hungary with four wheels rather than my customary two, Transylvania — a region with abundant mountains, peasant villages, gothic churches and castles — has been the centerpiece of this summer family vacation. The people of Transylvania have made a positively huge impression: friendly, welcoming, curious, colorful. And we’ve not encountered any vampires. At least not yet.