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Dogs n Dracula

Dogs n Dracula

A Road Trip Through Romania


Jacqueline Lambert


Nonfiction, Biography / Memoir, Humor, Travel, Crafts / Hobbies, Sport and Leisure

Publish Date

August 14, 2019

Short Description


Told they would be robbed, scammed, kidnapped by gypsies, eaten by bears, or attacked by wild dogs and wolves, if they managed to avoid the floods, riots – and vampires – the team Boldly Goes Where No Van Has Gone Before. Join them as they explore Europe’s largest wilderness, adopt a street dog, and tow a caravan across the Carpathian Mountains on one of the world’s most dangerous roads.


WINNNER: Chill With A Book PREMIER Readers’ Award, 2022

FINALIST: Romania Insider Awards for Best Promotion of Romania Abroad, 2019


“Armchair travel delight.” Frances Hampson on


“A delightful book about the nomad lifestyle.” Sharon Geitz, Gum Trees and Galaxies blog


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The Winner

Book's Awards


WINNER: Chill With A Book PREMIER Readers’ Award 2022
FINALIST: Romania Insider Awards: Most Effective Promotion of Romania Abroad


"Full of fun. Told with excitement, vibrancy, and humour.” Julie Haigh, Goodreads Librarian and Top 1,000 Amazon reviewer.


“Well written, full of bounce and fun.” Valerie Poore, Marvellous Memoirs: Reviews and links


Have you ever considered giving up work to escape into the wide, blue yonder?


Jackie and Mark Lambert did just that. They rented out their house and took off in a caravan with their four dogs. With windsurf boards strapped to their roof, they struck south for Spain and Portugal, but decided to turn left…


According to The Spectator, Romania is “Europe’s most overlooked holiday destination”.


According to everyone else, it was somewhere where they would be robbed, scammed, kidnapped by gypsies, eaten by bears or attacked by wild dogs and wolves – if they managed to avoid the floods and riots.


This is the story of how they towed their caravan through the largest untouched wilderness in Europe, crossing the Carpathian Mountains via one of the world’s most dangerous roads, guided by a satnav haunted by a revenge complex more pathological than Vlad the Impaler’s.


With a good few surprises on the way, Dogs ‘n’ Dracula is a tale of adventure, packed with history, humour and the exploration of lesser-known parts of one of Europe’s more obscure destinations.


Join our Adventure Caravanners as they really do ‘Boldly Go Where No Van Has Gone Before!’


5* Reviews for Dogs ‘n’ Dracula:

  • Armchair Travel Delight
  • Inspirational and hilarious – I am completely hooked on Jackie’s tales… I had never thought about taking a caravan to Romania but we are eagerly planning our trip.
  • Another great read – This is a fantastic, fabulously written series, 100% recommended.
  • Romania is now very much in my sights – Brilliantly evokes the highs and lows of camping across Europe, whilst painting pictures of places unknown in such a vivid palette that they immediately become ‘must visit’ destinations.
  • Another lovely tail – Once again, once started, difficult to put down.

Although part of a series which is chronological in time, and follows the author since giving up work to travel, each book is a stand-alone adventure.

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