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Spain Roadtrip Part I: Madrid

Madrid is super walkable and we had no trouble covering the central area in two days. Highlights include the Royal Palace with its ornate interior and numerous chandeliers, chocolate con churros at San Gines, beautiful parks, and free entry to world famous art museums!

Paris & a Fab Way to See a Big City in a Weekend

Planning a short trip to a new and epic city is always a bit daunting. NYC, London, Rome... PARIS... I want to see as many of the iconic sites as possible, but also spend time away from tourists, mingling with the locals and experiencing their favorite corners of the busy streets. Finding this balance in a short trip is challenging, and my list of must-sees in Paris was much longer than I could tackle in 2 days. But we managed to see a lot for almost no money thanks to one simple decision.

Quick Trip to Amsterdam

We spent less than 36 hours in Amsterdam and that was all it took for me to fall in love. Such an underrated city!! It felt very residential and neighborhoody, very relaxed. There is a casual atmosphere, but you also pick up on an entrepreneurial vibe. Streets are full of quirky independent shops, and the owners/makers staffing the store are the farthest thing from haughty.

Florence

Ah, Firenze. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth of the Arno, The breadth of thy hills, The height of thy Duomo... And simply for your abundance of gelato and stunning Renaissance gems.