#Take12Trips Challenge Update

Petite Adventures' #Take 12 Trips Update

Earlier this year, I shared with you my intentions to take part in the #Take12Trip challenge and given that we’ve pretty much hit the half-way point in 2016 (sidebar: how are we already half-way through the year?!) I figure this was as good a time as any to check in and see where I’m at.

Before we get started, as a reminder, the #Take12Triips Challenge is designed to inspire travellers to make a commitment to getting out once and month and exploring – whether that’s day-trips, month-long adventures, or anything in between.

In my post, I described some of my dream trips for the months ahead. And, as with all the best-laid plans of mice and men, most of the months did not go as expected.

So, let’s take a look… Continue reading “#Take12Trips Challenge Update”

Beauty Among the Ruins: Catania, Italy

Beauty Among the Ruins, Catania, Italy [PetiteAdventures.org]

Catania, Italy, a city on the island of Sicily is the epitome of shabby chic. Over the years, the city has been destroyed many times thanks to Mount Etna eruptions. And, at some point in the city’s history, they just decided to stop fighting and to stop restoring.

Nowadays, the buildings are run down, a little dingy and overall the city is in need of a refresh, but amongst the ruins, dirt and debris are some truly beautiful sites.

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700+ Steps: Exploring Taormina

Exploring Taormina, Italy [PetiteAdventures.org]

Growing up my family had a grey Jeep Cherokee. One day, as my dad and I were driving down the highway he brought up the fact that you never really see white Jeeps. I thought about it and really couldn’t recall ever seeing a white Jeep. In the days and weeks that followed, it seemed as though all we saw on the roads were white Jeeps. They were everywhere.

We saw so many that it became a bit of a joke and each day we’d share the tally of how many we’d seen.

I feel like the same thing happened with Taormina. After booking our cheap flights to Catania Dave suggested that we travel a bit further up the coast to Taormina. Until this point, I had never heard of Taormina. But then, just like the white Jeep, it seemed to be everywhere. My Instagram feed was suddenly filled with photos showcasing the stunning cliffs, the amazing views and the gorgeous city. It was all Taormina all the time. Continue reading “700+ Steps: Exploring Taormina”

Petite Adventures Month in Review: May 2016

Petite Adventures Month in Review - May 2016

Happy June, reader-friends!

It’s hard to believe that in just three weeks summer will be officially upon us. The weather here in Madrid has been amazing (save for a few hours of rain this past weekend) and is making me so excited for these next few months of sunshine and adventures. But, before we jump too far ahead, let’s take a look back at the month of May. Continue reading “Petite Adventures Month in Review: May 2016”