I think most people have an idea of what traveling to Italy, France, or Spain looks like. There are thousands of guides on the internet, Rick Steeves books, and friends/family members/colleagues that will give you advice on what to see or do. On the other side of the spectrum, there are countries like Romania and Serbia in which most people know little about. This is not to say that they are less special or culturally-rich countries; the countries are just a little off the beaten path. After spending Christmas in Budapest, we drove to Timisoara, Romania, where we visited (yet) another Christmas market and then headed on to Belgrade, Serbia, where we toured the town and met up with another Olmsted Scholar and his wife.