Europe

Europe

Madrid centro Daddy Carrying little girl

Fun Family Activities in Madrid

With nearly a week in Madrid to spend, I was a bit worried about what we'd find to do in the city with a seven and four year old. Would we be resigned to a week of checking out amusement parks and playgrounds, or is it possible to enjoy the art, architecture and history of a European city with kids in tow? Well, we definitely found out...

piggyback on the streets of Madrid

Driving through Spain and Portugal

After our warm winter months spent in Caribbean comfort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, we're now in beautiful Spain and Portugal. After time spent in Madrid, we've rented a car and are now road tripping through Portugal. Check out this quick post for what we've been up to the past few weeks.

chocolate con curros

I Want to Go with Oh to Barcelona

Have you ever felt like you just didn't fit in? I was born on the Canadian prairies, on a family farm. Chores at 6:00 am? Check. Winters so cold they'd freeze the icicles off a snowman? Check. Big, heavy breakfasts at the crack of dawn? Check again. For a night owl who hates the cold, this is a problem. And then I read about Spain, a country with a warm, Mediterranean climate, where they serve chocolate con churros for breakfast at 11 am, and where entire families start their evening meal at 10 pm. Now that's the kind of place where I'd fit in...
Corfu Beaches

Petty Larceny, Wanderlust and Dreaming of a Holiday in Corfu

I love dreaming about where to go on vacation. As a kid, I would flip for hours through glossy vacation brochures filled with scenes of sun-drenched beaches and smiling families until the pages went limp with use. Travel agents must have hated me. I was constantly nicking their magazines. Not much has changed, except I'm checking out pretty pictures online, instead of committing petty larceny against unsuspecting travel agents. I'm on a bit of a Southern Europe kick these days, and checking out the great beaches of islands like Corfu. Why Corfu? Corfu's a Greek island on the Ionian sea, dotted with pretty beaches and historic ruins. It sounds like a wonderful place to...
Turkish Ice Cream Vendor

Who Wants to Fly to Turkey for Ice Cream?

People visit Turkey for many reasons: The thriving culture, sparkling sapphire seaside, world famous healing spas and amazing historical sites. It's a unique, vibrant country where a rich Middle Eastern culture meets the Western world. But enough of that. We want to go there for the ice cream. Here's why ...
Torre-del-Porticciolo Sardinia Walking Tour of Sardinia

Why Sardinia is a Perfect Walking Destination

Picking the perfect walking destination is all about finding somewhere that matches your interests and ability level. With its variety of hiking opportunities, balmy climate and historical attractions, Sardinia is somewhere that really does have a wide appeal.

One of the first things that makes Sardinia ideal for walking holidays is its beautiful Mediterranean climate. Typically, the weather is warm and mild in March, April and May, becoming hot throughout June, July and August and then beginning to cool again.