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Belfast Part 1: The train from Dublin and Exploring the City

River Lagan at dusk

This is the third in a series of posts about my December 2019/January 2020 trip to Dublin and Belfast. My last post, covering my three nights in Dublin, is available here. Note: this trip was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic, and thus may reflect a very different world than we… Read more »

Three Nights in Dublin, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin and Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House

This is the second in a series of posts about my December 2019/January 2020 trip to Dublin and Belfast. My last post, covering my flights from DC to London to Dublin, is available here. I had five nights total in Ireland and Northern Ireland. After my long day of travel,… Read more »

F***ed by a Virgin: Virgin Atlantic Washington to London, Six Hours at Heathrow, & Aer Lingus Heathrow to Dublin

This is the first in a series of posts about my December 2019/January 2020 trip to Dublin and Belfast. Virgin Atlantic Flt. 22, Washington-Dulles to London-Heathrow (IAD-LHR) Airbus A330-300, Economy Sched. Dep. 6:25pm          Sched. Arr. 6:40am +1 Actual Dep. 6:20pm           Actual Arr. 6:37am +1 Aer Lingus Flt. 159,… Read more »

Airline #71: Luxair to Paris-CDG and Air France Paris to Washington

Luxair Dash 8

This is the conclusion of a much-delayed series covering my Labor Day (August-September 2019) trip to Paris and Luxembourg. My last post covered my day exploring Luxembourg City. Luxair Flt. 8013 Luxembourg to Paris-Charles de Gaulle (LUX-CDG) Sched. Dep. 11:00am   Sched. Arr. 12:00pm Actual Dep. 11:00am     Actual Arr. 12:05pm Air… Read more »

One Unusual Day in Luxembourg and the Park Inn Luxembourg

This is the third in a much-delayed series covering my Labor Day (August-September 2019) trip to Paris and Luxembourg. My last post covered my hotel stays in Paris at the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand and the Mercure Paris Bastille Marais. I had a really nice few days in Paris, which… Read more »

Paris Hotels: The Intercontinental Paris Le Grand and the Mercure Paris Bastille Marais

This is the second in a much-delayed series covering my Labor Day (August-September 2019) trip to Paris and Luxembourg. My last post covered my flight out on Air France and my brief stay at the Ibis Paris CDG. For my three nights in Paris, I split my time between two… Read more »

Air France’s Dated A380 Economy Washington to Paris and Ibis Paris CDG Airport

This is the first in a much-delayed series covering my Labor Day (August-September 2019) trip to Paris and Luxembourg. Given how long has passed, the posts won’t be super detailed, but I’ll do my best from notes and pictures. Air France Flt. 55, Washington-Dulles to Paris-Charles de Gaulle (IAD-CDG) Airbus… Read more »

Home via Madrid: Iberia Business Class Venice to Madrid to New York, the Marco Polo Lounge and the Iberia A350

This is the conclusion of an eleven-part series covering my June/July 2019 trip to Slovenia and Venice. You can read my last post, discussing my two days in Venice, here. Iberia Flt. 3243 Venice to Madrid (VCE-MAD) Airbus A320neo, Business Class Sched. Dep. 11:55am     Sched. Arr. 2:30pm Actual Dep. 12:13pm     … Read more »

Exploring Venice: Don’t Go to Venice in July

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This is the tenth in an eleven-part series covering my June/July 2019 trip to Slovenia and Venice. You can read my last post, reviewing my stay at the Hotel Gritti Palace, here. You can also check out some photos and video of my ride down the Grand Canal here. Venice… Read more »

Hotel Review: The Gritti Palace, Venice, a Luxury Collection Hotel

This is the ninth in an eleven-part series covering my June/July 2019 trip to Slovenia and Venice. You can read my last post, covering how I got from Piran to Venice, here. July in Venice was actually pretty awful. Walking through the streets, particularly in the San Marco area, could… Read more »