Madrid’s Royal Botanical Gardens

The Royal Botanical Gardens of Madrid Cities Are Amazing… But sometimes I need an escape and some fresh air! While weekend day trips are wonderful, I like to have some other options for times when a day trip is impossible. Madrid is full of excellent parks, including its 20-acre...
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Sushi in Madrid: All You Can Eat at Zen Bamboo

Affordable Sushi in Central Madrid Finding good, affordable sushi in Madrid has been a challenge this year. We tried one sushi restaurant based on a Groupon, but it wasn’t good enough to return to at full price. Our friends have also recommended a few places, but when we look at...
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Aranjuez: A Relaxing Day Trip From Madrid

I arrived to Aranjuez angry. Armed with my heavy camera bag, two lenses, and the idea of practicing my photography skills in the renowned Aranjuez Palace, I was crushed when I realized I had forgotten my camera’s memory card. It only made matters worse when we clearly went the...
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Best Pizza in Madrid: Ti Amo Pizzería

I have good news for all my fellow pizza and pasta loving people in Madrid…   I have discovered a hidden gem! Ti Amo Restaurante & Pizzería is a fantastic new Italian restaurant in Madrid that serves amazing homemade pasta, crispy brick-oven pizza, and doesn’t charge you half your...
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Top Picks for Madrid Cuisine

Spanish food has quickly become one of the most popular dining options worldwide, as tapas bars have sprung up in small towns and big cities alike, on all continents. Known for its use of fresh ingredients and simple preparations, Spanish cuisine is arguably the best of the Mediterranean. Madrid,...
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Madrid’s Top Sights

Spain’s busy capital is often overlooked in favor of Barcelona or the country’s long and sandy coastline. And while everyone understands the appeal of the beach, skipping Madrid is a big mistake! It may not have quite the same romantic feel as Paris, the history of Rome, or abundance...
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