Petite Adventures Month in Review: April 2016

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I know I’m getting old(er) when the ends of months completely sneak up on me. I can hardly believe it’s April let alone the END of April. I mean seriously, how is it the end of April?!

The cold that plagued me at the end of last month continued on way longer than I would have liked and I basically spent the first half of March tired, cranky and sneezy–the less popular of Snow White’s dwarves. Thankfully, I was able to get my strength (and sanity) back just in time for a couple of city breaks before months end. I mentioned in last month’s round-up that we were hoping to visit Rotterdam and Amsterdam, but instead we pretty much did the complete opposite.

The travel gods just weren’t smiling at us, so instead of travelling north, we went south, first to the party capital of Spain, Magaluf, and then to Italy, where we’re going to spend a few days exploring, eating, relaxing and, oh yeah, eating.

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So, how did we end up in Magaluf? Well, for starters, we didn’t actually know how much of a party town Magaluf was when we booked our package via Expedia. The photos looked good, the price was right and the weather was hot; we didn’t need to know much else.

We arrived in Magaluf via bus from Palma, and immediately, we knew we weren’t in Kansas anymore. For those of you like us, who don’t know Magaluf, it’s essentially the Jersey Shore of Spain. Lots of bars, lots of partying, and so many sunburns.

It’s not normally the type of place we vacation, but we had a great time nonetheless. We spent our days exploring the island either by bike or by car, and our evenings bar hopping around town–hey when the beers are only €1.50 it’s hard to say no!

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Places Visited

  • Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Magaluf, Spain
  • Catania, Italy
  • Taormina, Italy

Distance Travelled: 1696 km

Map courtesy of Rome2Rio.com

Map courtesy of Rome2Rio.com

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What i read

Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong

Mistakes I Made at Work is a series of short essays by some fiercely successful women. From journalists to CEOs, each detailed a time in their careers where they made a mistake, things didn’t go as planned, and how they used this “failure’ to motivate them and move forward.

The book was equal parts inspiring and nerve-wracking. At times, I felt so empowered and inspired by these women, and then at others times, the mistakes and actions were making me anxious. Overall, I enjoyed the book. It’s nice to be reminded that not everyone is successful and perfect right out of the gate, but that each and every one of us makes mistakes and it’s how we recover from those mistakes that really counts.

CURRENTLY READING: The Nightingale

The Nightingale tells the story of two sisters living in a Nazi-occupied French town during the Second World War. It’s a story of family, of survival, and it was just starting to get really good when it was e-ripped from my hands by the library.

I was about a quarter of the way through this book when it came due at the library. The timing was really unfortunate, but I’ve already got it on hold, so finger’s crossed I can get my hands on another e-copy and finish it soon!

Currently Reading: ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

Because The Nightingale was literally e-ripped from my hands I’ve started reading ProBlogger by Darren Rowse. It’s been on my list for a while and just finally became available at the library. I’m only a few pages into this blogging bible, but I’m already so inspired and full of so many ideas for this lil ol’space.

Upcoming

As Dave’s school year starts to wind down, so will our travels. As he focuses on his final project, we’ll be sticking closer to home with many a weekend city break or two tucked in.

I’m dying to visit San Sebastian and explore northern Spain, so I’m keeping a very close eye on prices (also, I’m addicted to Skyscanner). As of right now we have no plans but that could all change very soon.

Tell me, what does May have in store for you?

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