#Take12Trips Challenge Update

Petite Adventures' #Take 12 Trips Update

Earlier this year, I shared with you my intentions to take part in the #Take12Trip challenge and given that we’ve pretty much hit the half-way point in 2016 (sidebar: how are we already half-way through the year?!) I figure this was as good a time as any to check in and see where I’m at.

Before we get started, as a reminder, the #Take12Triips Challenge is designed to inspire travellers to make a commitment to getting out once and month and exploring – whether that’s day-trips, month-long adventures, or anything in between.

In my post, I described some of my dream trips for the months ahead. And, as with all the best-laid plans of mice and men, most of the months did not go as expected.

So, let’s take a look… Continue reading

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Drink Like A Local in Tallinn

A huge thank you to Eddy and Francesca of Two Backpacks-One Adventure for sharing my experience of drinking like a local in Tallinn, Estonia.

Here’s a sneak peek:

Glass of Vana Tallinn sitting on a map of Tallinn, Estonia [PetiteAdventures.org]

If it wasn’t for the KGB, I never would have sampled Vana Tallinn, the signature drink of the Estonian capital.

My boyfriend and I arrived in Estonia from Finland on a cold, snowy, dark January day. Our first stop after dropping our bags off at the hotel was the KGB Museum to squeeze in the final English language tour of the day. After touring the museum and learning all about the KGB and their phone-tapping ways, our guide informed us that our ticket could also be used downstairs in the bar to save a few Euros off a glass of Vana Tallinn – a knock your socks off, deliciously dangerous liqueur that is really only popular in Estonia.

I’d never heard of this liqueur before and was immediately intrigued, that is until I saw how little the ticket would actually save us. Disappointed in the marginal savings, we decided to forgo a sample and I tried to put it out of my mind.

Read the rest of the post at http://twobackpacksoneadv.com/2016/05/21/drink-like-a-local-in-tallinn-estonia/, and be sure to check out Eddy and Francesca’s Adventures at Two Backpacks-One Adventure.

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Six Month Retrospective: Adventures in Europe and Beyond

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This week marks six months since we left Canada and moved to Madrid. In some ways, it feels like we’ve only just arrived, and in others it’s like we’ve been here forever.

This week, I’m taking a quick break from the regularly scheduled travel programming to take a look back at the last six months – the adventures we’ve been on, the places we’ve seen, the foods we’ve eaten, and to look ahead at what the next six months has to offer. Continue reading

Your Conversations May Be Monitored: The KGB Museum

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There were many things that I wanted to cram into our two-day visit to Tallinn, and one of those things was the KGB Museum. As soon as it popped up when I was researching Tallinn I was intrigued. I love stories about spies and espionage, and am particularly fascinated with the KGB, so there was no way I could pass up the opportunity to see a museum about the Soviet secret police agency in a former-Soviet State. I was going to make it happen no matter what.

Apart from writing down the address, I did no further research into the museum (trying to avoid spoilers, in my defence), which is how we ended up getting lost in one of the smallest capital city in Europe, during a snowstorm.  Continue reading