Blog posts from Madrid
European Spring 2024: Madrid, pt 1

European Spring 2024: Madrid, pt 1

We arrived in Madrid after a turbulent overnight flight in business class. I think Leandra was glad to be off that plane! Even though we had a metro card we could recharge, we decided to take an...

Spain 2022: a day in Madrid

Spain 2022: a day in Madrid

Our flight back to the US left out of Madrid, so we spent our final night in Spain here again. This time we stayed next to the Puerta de Atocha train station, as we were arriving there, plus it...

Spain 2022: introduction

Spain 2022: introduction

Two years. In February 2022 it was two years since we'd left the US, and we were ready to go somewhere for a spring trip. We weren't keen on having to test to get into a country, but as luck would...

Spain 2014: a day in Madrid

Spain 2014: a day in Madrid

After our full day in Malaga we would have loved to sleep in a bit, but we were up early to catch our flight to Madrid. The taxi ride to airport was uneventful, but "didn't have change for a 10E...

Spain 2014: overview

Spain 2014: overview

Our trip to Spain started out rather star-crossed with a series of small but irritating airline issues: We found some well-priced tickets to southern Spain through http://www.cheapoair.com/ and...

drinks and tapas in Madrid

drinks and tapas in Madrid

After my inability (or reluctance) to stay up late in Barcelona three years ago, I was determined to be a better tourist in Madrid. Which meant no dinner for me before 9:30pm. This was rendered...

out and about in Madrid

out and about in Madrid

We spent quite a bit of time getting from place to place in Madrid - its a large city! The public transportation, while extensive, was also a massive undertaking in terms of walking. There were...

Reina Sofia and the Prado

Reina Sofia and the Prado

We couldn't pass up a chance to visit to visit two of the top museums in Europe on our trip to Madrid, so we hit the Reina Sofia on Saturday afternoon (free after 2:30pm!) and the Prado on Sunday...

where we stayed in Madrid

where we stayed in Madrid

We initially saw the Hotel Silken Puerta America on VoyagePrive, one of the hotel-deal websites we follow, the day we switched our travel plans from Tokyo to Madrid. And wow! what a choice. This is...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Madrid, Spain (Mar)
Valencia, Spain (Mar+Apr)
Palma, Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)
Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)