Corvin Castle, Romania
Protect your neck. Protect your neck
Happy Halloween, boos and ghouls! We hope our vampire isn't too scary on this day designed for spooky delights. The fortress in our image is Romania's Corvin Castle—not far from Transylvania, a real historical region in Romania. In Bram Stoker's novel 'Dracula,' the ghoulish Count Dracula lives in a remote Transylvanian castle, cementing the place in popular imagination as the home of vampires.
Be careful out there tonight as you go haunting for treats. And if you want to protect yourself against potential vampire attacks, incorporate a garland of garlic in your costume. Or maybe go out while the sun is still up. According to vampire folklore, these blood-sucking creatures of the night can't stand garlic and will likely burst into flames if exposed to sunlight. Or you can just keep reminding yourself: There's no such thing as vampires…