Rick Steves just published his Romania episode, and it includes homeland Maramures. Must see, must go.
This entertaining episode begins in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, and moves up the map to the land of Maramures. You could follow the same route in a 7-14-day tour, or select parts of it if your séjour is shorter.
In Maramures, Rick is joined by Teofil (Teo) Ivanciuc, a local author and guide – fluent in English and French – with in-depth knowledge of the land (check his Romanian language blog about Maramures, and his English-language website).