From it's mountainous plateau, Avila, Spain is a sight to behold. With gigantic walls nearly a thousand years old, the city is a veritable fortress of churches and convents. It's also darn cold in February. Avila was the first stop on our road trip from Madrid to Portugal and the city didn't disappoint. Check out our take on it and wonder aloud with us what we were doing there in sub zero temperatures just one week after leaving the warm tropical beaches of Mexico.
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...
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.
Tourists flock to the beautiful Greek island of Crete to lounge on its beautiful beaches, wander through ancient Minoan ruins, and soak up the island's thriving culture. To heck with that. I'm in it for the food. In the spirit of foodies everywhere, I present my five step plan to eating your way through a holiday in Crete.