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”

Travel Diary: Toledo


You might remember, back in October when we were looking for an apartment in Madrid, I was pretty much all-consumed with the search. And, given the lack of responses or viewing opportunities, I was becoming really frustrated. To try and get me away from the computer and out of my mini-funk, Dave suggested that we take a trip out to Toledo, a town just 30 minutes by rapid train from Madrid.

We decided that one of the best ways to see Toledo was to jump on the hop-on, hop-off bus tour (maybe Dave thought it was a great idea, or maybe he went on it to make me feel better, who knows! Either way, I got to indulge in my not-so-secret, dorky travel love). And, it turned out to be the best decision ever as the trip took us to an un-climbable on foot spot where we had the most amazing view of the city. Continue reading “Travel Diary: Toledo”