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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 »

The Slovenian Coast: Piran and Portoroz

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This is the seventh in an eleven-part series covering my June/July 2019 trip to Slovenia and Venice. You can read my last post, reviewing the Four Points Ljubljana Mons, here. To the extent people know where Slovenia is at all, many do not realize that Slovenia actually has about 30… Read more »

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 »