Spring break. Planning trips

Guide books

March weather is unpredictable. One day it’s mild and sunny, and I’ve tossed aside the hot water bottle. The next day it’s cold and wet, and I’m wrapped up again in the duvet coat. However, there is no doubt that spring is near and I am ready to come out of hibernation.

I pulled out the diary and flicked off the dust. The following dates have been penned in:

  • Several weekends taking in the sea air in Brighton;
  • A day out at Bletchley Park to see the code-breaking Enigma machines;
  • Bank holiday city break in Stockholm;
  • And, a week visiting a friend on sabbatical in Madrid.

I’ve been couch-surfing jauntful.com and cntraveller.com for recommendations. Jauntful is a crowd-sourcing site where people have compiled their travel lists with handy printable itineraries and maps. CNtraveller is the Conde Nast Traveller site that has luscious photography and helpful lists. I love the food and restaurant lists. On both sites, you type in your destination and away you go. Oh, and of course I have to get my Everyman map guide.

And not to forget my lovely friends at the Slow Pace, who will definitely get a look-in because they know Madrid well and they’ve just been to Stockholm. How handy is that! I’ve already written down their recommendation for the best meatballs in Stockholm.

~ Spotted Cow

Advertisements

10 thoughts on “Spring break. Planning trips

  1. Oh. My. Gosh. You’re going to see the Enigma machines? I’m so envious. The children and I have only JUST watched the movie and are all now VERY keen to see the machine that “began it all”, lol!

    1. I know. Right? I’ve been meaning to go for ages and wasn’t motivated because it was cold and wet. But there’s a date in the diary in late April. We’re definitely making a day of it.

  2. Thank you so much for mentioning us!!! 🙂 Tomorrow we will be posting more info about Stockholm 😉 Please send us an Email if you have any doubts or questions about Madrid: it’s my hometown!!!
    PD: those meatballs are amazing!!!

    1. I loved the post. That’s exactly the kind of weekend I want to have … not having to do everything, but soaking up the atmosphere. And eating, which is very important !

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s