Bringing Eastern Europe closer to your heart. Sometimes we look at the world too.
“Argo” (Greek: Ἀργώ) was the ship of Jason and the Argonauts, who sailed in search of the Golden Fleece. The term “philia” means fondness or an extraordinary love.
Hence, the name ARGOPHILIA stands for the extraordinary love for travel. As in passion. Pretty much like bibliophilia – but better, because we coined the term. There’s no other Argophilia out there.
Argophilia Travel News started October 1st, 2010, but it was planned out in Romania, one year before, by Mihaela and Phil Butler, who spent there a cold December, by the warm fire of a romantic cottage in the Carpathians. It’s a site for people with a passion for travel, for people who love exploring the off-the-beaten path to discover lesser known destinations. Argophilia is currently based in Trier, Germany’s oldest town. You can experience it with us…
Frustrated by the absence of a publication exclusively dedicated to Eastern Europe, we decided to bring this part of the world under the spotlights with our online magazine packed with news. Argophilia and Argophilia Travel News are mobile-friendly portals that present traveler news, tourism trends, technology, and reviews of fascinating people and destinations.
The team at Argophilia is a group of friends and family with a shared love of adventure and discovery. Writers, photographers, explorers, technology gurus, the team lost one great adventurer in 2016, so our future travels are dedicated to Johnny Courson (2nd from right above); father and grandfather, US Marine, footballer, and a fearless thrill-seeker.
2017 will hopefully see the first printed edition of Argophilia Travel News – the magazine, which will be designed by Eastern Europeans and printed in Eastern Europe as well. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.