Author Profile: Kate Slean

Petite Adventures

A wanderluster, fashion fiend, and list maker extraordinaire, Kate is a 30-year-old Canadian navigating life in Madrid, traveling Europe and writing about it.

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Two Days in Tallinn

Two Days in Tallinn

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn is the capital and largest city in Estonia. This small capital, located on the Gulf of Finland, has a big history, one that can be discovered as you wander and explore it's narrow streets and medieval...   view more

48 Hours in Marrakech

48 Hours in Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is the third largest city in Morocco, after Casablanca and Rabat, and lies near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and just a few hours from the Sahara...   view more

Best Views in Madrid

Best Views in Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Madrid is the capital of Spain, and one of the most stunning cities in Europe. Use this guide to find the best places to take in the best views of the...   view more

Day Trip to Segovia

Day Trip to Segovia

Segovia, Spain

The perfect day trip from Madrid, Segovia is a historic city in central Spain. Its centuries of settlement have resulted in a rich architectural legacy, including medieval walls, Romanesque churches, a former royal palace and a Gothic...   view more

Travel Diary: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Travel Diary: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Las Palmas is a capital of Gran Canaria, one of Spain's Canary Islands off northwestern Africa. A major cruise-ship port, the city is known for duty-free shopping and for its sandy...   view more

Travel Diary: Barcelona

Travel Diary: Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is defined by quirky art and architecture, imaginative food and vibrant street...   view more

Day Trip to Sintra

Day Trip to Sintra

Sintra, Portugal

Located just a short train ride from Lisbon, Sintra has a population of just under 380,000, but given its UNESCO World Heritage status, hordes of tourists flock to the city each day. It's a colourful medieval town with many interesting...   view more

Guide to 36 Hours in Brussels

Guide to 36 Hours in Brussels

Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium is an amazing city, with so much to offer. Make the most of your short time in Brussels by checking out the attractions in this...   view more

24 Hours in Prague

24 Hours in Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, as well as the historical capital of Bohemia. Prague is a city with a rich history and one that can be easily explored in 24...   view more

One Night in Bratislava

One Night in Bratislava

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava is the capital and largest city in Slovakia. It’s a small capital city, but one that packs a big punch. Explore the city and it's iconic sights in just one...   view more

Budapest: Exploring Pest

Budapest: Exploring Pest

Budapest, Hungary

Explore the Pest side of Budapest Hungary, from Heroes Square to the Hungarian Parliament Building, seeing all the sights, statues and monuments, in just 24...   view more

Your Guide to Valencia

Your Guide to Valencia

Valencia, Spain

Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Valencia is Spain's third-largest city and home to the national dish, paella. A mix of historic charm and modern architecture, enjoy a few days in...   view more

Salamanca: A Day Trip from Madrid

Salamanca: A Day Trip from Madrid

Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca is located in the Spanish province of Castilla y León some 200km west of Madrid, and just 80km east of the Portuguese border. It is one of the most important university cities in all of Spain, and it's the perfect day trip from...   view more

Best Parks in Madrid

Best Parks in Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Explore the green heart of Madrid, Spain by visiting one of the cities most famous green spaces. Perfect for an afternoon stroll, or a weekend nap, these are the best parks in the Spanish...   view more

Avila: A Day Trip from Madrid

Avila: A Day Trip from Madrid

Avila, Spain

Avila is famous for many different reasons. For many, it’s notable because of its ties to Saint Teresa of Jesus, and its claim to being the town with the highest number of Romanesque and Gothic churches per capita in...   view more

The Best of Madrid in 24 Hours or Less

The Best of Madrid in 24 Hours or Less

Madrid, Spain

Madrid is a massive city with many things to see, do and taste. It’s easy to spend days exploring the different barrios. But, what if you only have a one? With a little hustle, you can easily explore Madrid in just 24 hours or...   view more

700 Steps: Exploring Taormina

700 Steps: Exploring Taormina

Taormina, Italy

I feel like the same thing happened with Taormina. After booking our cheap flights to Catania Dave suggested that we travel a bit further up the coast to Taormina. Until this point, I had never heard of...   view more

The Petite Adventures Guide to Bruges, Belgium

The Petite Adventures Guide to Bruges, Belgium

Brugge, Belgium

When planning our recent trip through Belgium and the Netherlands one of the towns we knew we couldn’t miss was Bruges.Although small (the historic centre covers approx.430 hectares), this charming Belgian town is quite cosmopolitan and...   view more

The Petite Adventures Guide to Ghent, Belgium

The Petite Adventures Guide to Ghent, Belgium

Ghent, Belgium

A beautiful city, Ghent was first established in the mid-600s, and thanks to its location (at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Leie) it rose to through the ranks to become one of Europe’s most popular and richest cities by the late-Middle...   view more

Favourite Places and Space in Madrid

Favourite Places and Space in Madrid

Madrid, Spain

One of the perks of moving to a new city (and not working) is having the opportunity to explore. Thanks to two bus tours, a free walking tour and countless hours of getting lost, I’ve had the chance to see A LOT of...   view more

Petite Adventures’ Guide to Rotterdam

Petite Adventures’ Guide to Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam is the second-largest municipality in the Netherlands, and in so many ways it’s the exact opposite of Amsterdam, which is the largest. Where Amsterdam is old and historic, Rotterdam is new, modern and oftentimes, a little...   view more

Best Mac ‘n’ Cheese in Leeds

Best Mac ‘n’ Cheese in Leeds

Leeds, England

Mac’n’cheese isn’t most peoples’ go-to dish for fall, but it should be. I mean, think about it, it’s warm, it’s filling, its main ingredient is cheese: mac ‘n’ cheese is the perfect fall...   view more

Where to Grab a Pint in Leeds

Where to Grab a Pint in Leeds

Leeds, England

You don’t have to spend much time in Leeds to realise that this is a city that loves a good pint. In the few weeks that we’ve been here we’ve had many, many chances to explore and sample the local scene, and it’s been outrageously...   view more

Best Mercados in Madrid

Best Mercados in Madrid

Madrid, Spain

From the moment I first set foot inside of a Mercado, I was in love. From the food to the beverages to the people watching, I could have easily (and happily) spent all of my days in Madrid browsing the stalls and inspecting the goods with a drink in one hand and a snack in the...   view more

An Afternoon in York, England

An Afternoon in York, England

York, England

For weeks I dutifully checked the weather, waiting for that perfect, sunny Sunday so that we could finally see the city of York. Apparently, it was a must-see, and for weeks it was all anyone asked us about: “Have you been to York yet?” But the weather just wasn’t cooperating, so we...   view more

An Afternoon in Knaresborough

An Afternoon in Knaresborough

Knaresborough, England

Knaresborough is a small, historic market town that makes a big first impression. As the train approaches the station, it crosses the 78ft high, triple arched railway viaduct giving travellers an impressive view of the river...   view more

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