Best Day Trips from Madrid

Best Day Trips from Madrid []

Although Madrid is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, sometimes you just want to get away from the city, the concrete, the traffic and all the noise, and explore something new. Thankfully, there are a number of charming towns close to Madrid that make for the perfect day-trip.

Here are my top ten day trips from Madrid: Continue reading “Best Day Trips from Madrid”

#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”

Travel Diary: Segovia


Last weekend, in order to kick off my #Take12Trips challenge and explore more of Spain, we were up bright and early, and en route to the train station well before noon. We’d taken advantage of the current (and still on-going) Renfe sale and booked ourselves a trip on the Renfe AVE train. Traveling at 250km/hour through the countryside, it took us just 27 minutes to travel 93km north of Madrid to our destination of choice: Segovia.

It was a beautiful, but cold Saturday; one that we spent marvelling at the Aqueduct of Segovia, wandering through the old town, and admiring the breathtaking landscapes surrounding the city.
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