Madrid, the capital city in the middle of Spain, is a fantastic travel destination any time of year. Most visitors head to Spain to experience Barcelona, but Madrid is just a quick 3 hour train ride away with the high speed AVE train. The center is historic, the museums are renowned, the parks are gorgeous and its nightlife is astounding. Madrid really only lacks a body of water for the hotter months, but it makes up for this with plenty of swimming pools, some just outside the center and others on rooftops terraces in the middle of everything. The open-minded, easy-going city once again held its annual Pride event, this time on the 10th anniversary of the legalization of marriage equality in Spain back in 2005 and will be the location for the upcoming World Pride to be held in 2017.