Category: Trip Reports

I Haven’t Forgot You, My Lovelies: I’m about to go travel nuts

Hi all, It’s been awhile, but as I said in September, blogging is slowed down these days, both because I decided I wanted to focus more on enjoying the travel experience rather than recording it, and because I’ve been very busy at work fighting the man and such. But I’m about to start a whirlwind
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Hotel Review: Doubletree Manchester – Piccadilly and Holiday Inn Manchester – City Centre

This is the third in a series about my August/September 2018 trip to Manchester, England and Scotland.  You can read a preview of the trip here. As a large city, there is no shortage of hotels in Manchester, with all the major international and European chains represented.  The city is super-walkable, and also has reliable bus
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To Manchester! DCA Bracket Room and new Skyclub, DCA-ATL, ATL Skyclub, Virgin Atlantic Economy Atlanta to Manchester

This is the second in what might or might not be a series about my August/September 2018 trip to Manchester, England and Scotland.  You can read a preview of the trip here. Delta Flt. 151 Washington-National to Atlanta (DCA-ATL) A321, Economy Sch. Dep. 3:00PM            Sch. Arr. 4:58PM Act. Dep. 2:57PM            Act. Arr. 4:38PM   Virgin
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Air Canada Reykjavik to Montreal to DC and an Offensive U.S. CBP Experience

This is the sixth and final post in a series covering my June/July 2018 trip to Iceland. You can read an overview of the trip here. Air Canada Flt. 813 Reykjavik to Montreal (KEF-YUL) Boeing 737 MAX, Economy Sch. Dep. 10:00AM       Sch. Arr. 11:15AM Act. Dep. 10:27AM        Act. Arr. 11:41AM Air
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Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Saga Reykjavik-You’ve got to be kidding me.

This is the fifth in a series of posts covering my June/July 2018 trip to Iceland. You can read an overview of the trip here. For my last night in Reykjavik, after exploring the South Coast and Golden Circle, I used 44,000 Radisson Rewards points to stay at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel.  Reader, it was
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Trip Preview: Manchester Pride and Scotland

Pardon the interruption from the Iceland posts (I still hope to crank at least two more out), but it’s been a super-busy (and productive) six weeks at work and my big summer trip is already almost here! This will actually be my longest trip in over a year, at eleven nights, and I’m very excited,
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Hotel Reviews: Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre and Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel (Curio Collection)

This is the fourth in a series of posts covering my June/July 2018 trip to Iceland. You can read an overview of the trip here. There are three Hilton-family properties in Reykjavik, all managed by the same company. The oldest is the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, which is a traditional Hilton, has an Executive Lounge, and supposedly
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Reykjavik, I mean Greykjavik: 2 Days in Iceland’s Capital

This is the third in a series of posts covering my June/July 2018 trip to Iceland. You can read an overview of the trip here. I ended up spending about two full days, and three nights, in Reykjavik, which my research suggested was more than enough- and it pretty much was, since the grey weather
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Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX Montreal to Reykjavik and Banque Nationale Lounge

This is the second in a series of posts covering my June/July 2018 trip to Iceland. You can read an overview of the trip here. Air Canada Flt. 812, Montreal to Reykjavik (YUL-KEF) Boeing 737 MAX, Preferred Economy Seating Sch. Dep. 11:40pm          Act. Arr. 8:30am +1 Act. Dep. 11:40pm          Act. Arr. 8:33am +1 As noted
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Iceland Trip Overview, Pitiful United Experience DCA-EWR-YUL, and Art & Lounge Newark

This is the first in a series of posts about my June-July 2018 trip to Iceland. United Flt. 4402  Washington-National to Newark (DCA-EWR) (operated by Expressjet) ERJ-145, Economy Sch. Dep. 2:20pm        Act. Dep. 2:21pm Sch. Arr. 3:45pm        Act. Arr. 3:38pm United Flt. 4402 Newark to Montreal (EWR-YUL) (operated by Expressjet) ERJ-145, Economy Sch. Dep. 6:55pm        Act. Dep. 6:59pm
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