My Summer Bucket List

Summer is well and truly upon us here in Leeds, and I, for one, could not be more excited! After what feels like months of cloud coverage, rainy and grey days, I’m very eager to get out and enjoy the sunshine as much as possible. While I’m overall excited for the season, there are five things, in particular, I’m looking forward to this summer. Continue reading

A Day in Liverpool

Petite Adventures' Guide to Liverpool, United Kingdom [petiteadventures.org]

There are some destinations we dream about for years. We read about them; plan for future trips, many of which go untaken; we save for them; and, when the time finally comes, we feel as though we’ve accomplished some big life goal.

We’ve finally done it!

And then there are some destinations we visit simply because the price was just too good to pass up. This is how I ended up spending a day in Liverpool.

The price was right.

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A Day in Marsden

A Day in Marsden, UK [petiteadventures.org]

Earlier this year, Dave and I were going through a bit of a phase. We were looking for excuses to get out of the house and explore more of Yorkshire, so we decided to take up walking.

Yes, walking.

For most, walking is just an everyday activity done to get you from one place to the next, but here, it’s a whole other story. You see in England, walking is a serious pastime, and for a few weeks this past winter we got really into it. Like, looking up different routes and frequenting walking guide websites, into it.

Yes, it’s just as nerdy as it sounds, but before you click away, let me just say that it was also really quite enjoyable.

Every week, we’d do a little bit of research and decide on our walk for that weekend: nothing too strenuous, but enough to feel like we’d gotten a workout; this is how we ended up spending a chilly, but wonderful day in Marsden.  Continue reading

Petite Adventures Month in Review: May 2017

For months, I looked forward to our vacation in Croatia. It would be our reward for hard work, long hours, and for surviving our first British winter. For weeks I longed for it, planned for it and dreamed about it, and now, here we are, already a week into June and almost two weeks since we returned. Can someone please tell me, where has the time gone?!

Oh well, moving on and looking back, our vacation in Croatia was in one word: AMAZING! Continue reading

Snapshots from Croatia

Snapshots from Croatia [PetiteAdventures.org]

It’s been a mere four days since we got back from our vacation in Croatia, and I can honestly say I’ve spent a good portion of that time sitting, waiting and wishing I could be back there. Those rain clouds and grey skies on Monday certainly did not help.

As it seems that it’ll be a while before I find myself back, dipping a toe in the Adriatic, I’ve spent the past few days living vicariously through the photos we took, remembering the stunning scenery, delicious food, and the wonderful time we had.

Here are a few of my favourite snapshots from Croatia, so we can all live vicariously together. Continue reading