Carroll Creek Park Frederick Maryland

Getaway to Frederick, Maryland

Last year we published a food crawl in Frederick, Maryland, a historic city about an hour outside of Washington, DC. We returned to Frederick on our recent trip back to the states and were once again charmed by this towns ability to relax us. Long walks along Carroll Creek and through Baker Park, browsing the…

Layover Near Madrid’s Main Airport

Sometimes our travel arrangements require us to either catch an early flight out in the morning or arrive tiresomely late at night. In these cases, we often like to spend the night near the airport allowing us to get a fresh start in the morning or a reprieve in the evening. Before a recent early…

Xativa Spain view over city

Day Trip to Xátiva

Xátiva Spain is a small city with a lot of history. Located about 60 km south of Valencia, Xátiva makes for a quick and fun day trip. It is just under an hour ride on the C-2 regional train (Renfe Cercanías) which leaves from Valencia Nord station approximately every 30 minutes. We recently took a morning train…

Getting Ready for Las Fallas

Valencia is busy getting ready for Las Fallas, the most important celebration of the year. Every March, Valencia celebrates the arrival of spring by erecting giant sculptures, called fallas, in the city streets and then burning them to the ground on March 19th during the Feast of Saint Joseph (the patron saint of carpenters) and…

Christmas Carousel Ayuntamiento Valencia

It’s Christmas Time in Valencia

How do they celebrate Christmas in Spain? It’s all going to be new to us, so we thought we would share the experience along the way. December 8th was the Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrating the conception of the Virgin Mary. It was also the official start to the season of la Navidad, as…

El Corte Ingles Valencia Spain Christmas

New Travel Articles on GPSmyCity

Just in time for holiday shopping! I’m excited to announce that three more of my articles, including A Shopping Day in Valencia are now available as downloadable travel article apps on GPSmyCity. If you plan to be in Valencia for the holidays and are looking to do some serious shopping in a limited amount of…