Articles by Sarah E. Rogers

New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Madrid

New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Madrid November 22, 2011 | Events | Read More
New Year’s Eve celebrations in Madrid can be summed up in two words: totally crazy! The parties and festivities can’t seem to start soon enough – or last long enough for locals’ tastes. Actually, the New Year’s Eve holiday is considered a real opportunity to let one’s hair down with friends,...

Best Neighborhoods in Madrid for the Foodie

Best Neighborhoods in Madrid for the Foodie November 14, 2011 | Food | Read More
A glass of bold red wine, a plate of fine sliced ham, a crisp salad bowl dressed to perfection… Need I go on? A trip to Madrid is the ideal destination in which to unleash your inner foodie. Though the Spanish capital is teeming with places to tickle your palate, the neighborhoods of Sol, La...

Best Madrid Museums for Children

Best Madrid Museums for Children November 11, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Madrid is known for its plethora of awesome museums. But while you may be drooling over the chance to see Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica at the Reina Sofia, the kids may not be. When you have the kids in tow, consider some of Madrid’s more kid-friendly museums: Train Museum: An 1880 station filled...

The Best Views of Madrid

The Best Views of Madrid October 31, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Madrid is a sophisticated, fast-paced city, and sometimes you just need a little perspective on the matter. Check out the best views to be had of the Spanish capital at these five neat locations. In the Open Air: Cerro del Tío Pío If you’re not on a tight schedule and want to do as the locals do,...

Where to Take Out of Town Guests for Dinner in Madrid

Where to Take Out of Town Guests for Dinner in Madrid October 26, 2011 | Food | Read More
If you’re entertaining in Madrid, you can’t go wrong with a restaurant that is traditionally Spanish and either totally fun (like Champagnería Gala or Museo del Jamón) or historically significant (like Sobrino de Botín). Within its cavernous walls that channel medieval Spain, Sobrino de Botín...

What to Pack for a Winter Holiday in Madrid

What to Pack for a Winter Holiday in Madrid October 10, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
A city sitting on a plain surrounded by mountains, Madrid gets quite hot in the summer and downright chilly in the winter. In fact, due to the elevation of the city, the winter lows tend to feel like a mountainous cold. It also typically snows for at least a few days in Madrid each year, though the...

Five Places to Propose in Madrid

Five Places to Propose in Madrid October 6, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
You know that she is the one for you! Now there’s no better time to propose than on your upcoming trip to Madrid, Spain. Think of a truly palatial square, a garden of roses, a stunningly beautiful restaurant, a romantic park or an impressive historic square. These are just a few of the locations in...

One Day in Madrid

One Day in Madrid September 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Maybe you’re in town for a business conference. Maybe you have a long layover. For whatever reason, you only have one day to enjoy the Spanish capital, but there are so many things in Madrid to see. What do you do to make the most of that day? Use our one-day Madrid plan! Start at the entrance to...

Famous Buildings in Madrid

Famous Buildings in Madrid September 27, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
You should always be looking up in Madrid to capture the rich architectural details on display. From historical churches and beautiful palaces to grand Art Nouveau and Art Deco specimens scattered through the city, the Spanish capital definitely contains a number of architectural jewels. For starters,...

Halloween in Madrid

Halloween in Madrid September 26, 2011 | Events | Read More
Spend Halloween in Madrid this year and you can join in on the holiday fun, Spanish style. Admittedly, the spring season’s Carnival holidays are the annual time for costumed revelry in Spain, while in Ireland and the United States, that time is autumn’s Halloween on October 31. But in recent years,...