Best Mercados in Madrid

Best Mercados in Madrid []

From the moment I first set foot inside of a mercado, I was in love. From the food to the beverages to the people watching, I could have easily (and happily) spent all of my days in Madrid browsing the stalls and inspecting the goods with a drink in one hand and a snack in the other.

I mean really, what could be better?

Lucky for me, almost every neighbourhood (or barrio) throughout the city had its own mercado. After many gruelling hours spent testing the snacks, the wine (and sangria, and vermouth) and the overall atmosphere, I’m excited to share with you my favourite Madrid mercados.
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A Not-So-Expat Update

A Not-So-Expat Update []

Hello from Canada!

As I mentioned in my last monthly update, we’re back home in Canada exploring Toronto, Ottawa and a few cities in between while we catch up with friends and family. We’ve been home for just two weeks, but I’m not going to lie to you, it’s been great!

We’ve relaxed, we’ve laughed, we’ve chatted, and we’ve eaten. Boy oh boy have we been eating.

As I said, it’s been great.

And while I’ve obviously loved the family and friends time the most, there are a few other things I’ve been enjoying: Continue reading

Lose Yourself Without Getting Lost (plus a GIVEAWAY)

Lose Yourself Without Getting Lost []

Have you ever been out exploring a new city, only to realize you can’t quite remember where that great blogger suggested restaurant or attraction is? You can vaguely remember the name, or part of the address, but it’s not enough to find that one spot that you so desperately wanted to check out during your visit.

This happened to me far too often, and unfortunately it caused me to miss out on some pretty fabulous experiences, meals and more.

That is until I discovered GPS Guided Travel Apps. Thanks to apps like, you can download your favourite blogger’s posts and guides, and use them to navigate your way through a city. Continue reading