As with every year before it and, most likely, every year to come, 2017 was a year of ups and downs. Continue reading “Petite Adventures YEAR in Review: 2017”
Uppsala is the historic and spiritual heart of Sweden.
Famous as a medieval university city, Uppsala was once the political and religious centre of Viking-era Sweden. Today, it is Sweden’s fourth largest city and one of the country’s most dynamic thanks to its bustling university population.
Located just 40 minutes north of Sweden’s capital city, Uppsala is the perfect option if you’re looking for a quick and interesting day trip from Stockholm. Continue reading “A Day Trip To Uppsala”
This weekend, I’m off to Eindhoven, Netherlands for what is most likely the last city break of the summer. I can’t really believe that this is our last planned holiday for the season, but so is the life of two adults with jobs and deadlines, and without trust funds. Sigh.
But, let’s be honest, a little travel is better than no travel, and I must admit, I am very excited for this upcoming mini-break!
Eindhoven is a city in the province of North Brabant, located in the south of the Netherlands. While it is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, it is best known as a high-tech and cutting-edge design industry hub.
Now, it probably isn’t the first destination you’d think of visiting in the Netherlands, and to be honest, it wasn’t mine either, but it is home to friends of ours and when we were invited to come and visit, we jumped at the chance. I mean, who doesn’t love visiting and exploring another part of a beautiful and beloved country!
As luck would have it, the day that I wrote and published my summer bucket list was the last nice day we had all week. Since then, the weather here in Leeds has taken a turn for the worse. A sharp, severe turn all the way back to October.
I tell ya reader friends, it has been unpleasantly cold. Like wearing sweatpants to bed cold.
I am not impressed. But, I shall not dwell.
Although our month didn’t include an exotic or exciting adventure, June was a pretty great month on the personal front.
After returning from our Croatia trip, we spent a bit of time resettling and relaxing after our vacation before jumping back into life whole hog.
As usual, work was hectic and all consuming, but let’s not dwell on that because well, everyone works and it’s not really the most fun thing to talk about. Instead, let’s focus on what I got up to on those off hours. Those few precious hours during the week where I wasn’t working, eating or sleeping.
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.