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Hotel Review: Intercontinental Ljubljana

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This is the third in an eleven-part series covering my June/July 2019 trip to Slovenia and Venice. You can read my last post, covering the flight on Adria Airways from Copenhagen to Ljubljana, here. I spent a total of six days in Slovenia, with four days based in the Ljubljana… Read more »

Slovenia! Part 1: Dulles Lounges and SAS A330 Business Class Washington to Copenhagen

This is the first in an eleven-part series covering my June/July 2019 trip to Slovenia and Venice. SAS Scandinavian Airlines Flt. 926 Washington-Dulles to Copenhagen (IAD-CPH) Business Class, A330-300 Sch. Dep. 5:15pm     Sch. Arr. 7:15am+1 Act. Dep. 5:11pm      Act. Arr. 7:07am+1 My big summer vacation this year… Read more »

Costa del Sol Part 2: Exploring Malaga and Torremolinos and the Hotel Ritual Torremolinos

In my last post, I covered how I got to and from the Costa del Sol.  Here, I’ll cover what I actually did there.  I actually had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know anyone personally who had been to Torremolinos, and I had heard some horror stories that… Read more »

Costa del Sol Part 1:  Delta One New York to Malaga and back (JFK-AGP-JFK)

Delta Flt. 270  New York-Kennedy to Malaga (JFK-AGP) Boeing 757, Business Class Sched. Dep. 5:14PM       Sched. Arr. 6:45AM Act. Dep. 7:03PM            Act. Arr. 7:54AM Delta Flt. 271  Malaga to New York-Kennedy (AGP-JFK) Boeing 757, Business Class Sched. Dep. 8:15AM       Sched. Arr. 10:50AM Act. Dep. 8:09AM            Act. Arr. 10:07AM Last year,… Read more »

Virgin Atlantic Economy London to Washington and No. 1 Lounge Heathrow

This is the third and final post in a series from my late December 2018 trip to London. You can read my last post, reviewing the hotels I stayed at, here. Virgin Atlantic Flt. 21 London-Heathrow to Washington-Dulles (LHR-IAD) A330, Economy, 8h 31m Sch. Dep. 11:35am          Sch. Arr. 3:20pm Act…. Read more »

Hotel Reviews: Intercontinental London Park Lane, Conrad London St. James, and Hotel Indigo-London Paddington

This is the second in a series of reviews from my late December 2018 trip to London. You can read my last post, on my Air France journey over, here. I ended up staying at three different hotels in my three nights in London, utilizing free nights/points for all three…. Read more »

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,… Read more »

Changing Up the Blog: Fewer posts and more enjoying vacation

You may have noticed that in my series of posts about my summer Iceland trip, I skipped over my time exploring the South Coast and the Golden Circle.  Part of the reason is due to a busy summer at work, it took me awhile to get to editing my photos… Read more »

Trip Preview: Manchester Pride and Scotland

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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… Read more »