Tag: Spain

Journey Home Part 1: Aer Lingus Barcelona to Dublin and VIP Sala Canudas

This is part 5 of a series documenting my Memorial Day weekend trip to Sitges, outside of Barcelona. You can read an overview of the trip here. Aer Lingus Flight 563  Barcelona to Dublin (BCN-DUB) A320, Economy Sch. Dep. 11:00AM         Act. Dep. 12:06AM Sch. Arr. 12:45PM           Act. Arr. 1:27PM My journey home from Barcelona was
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Sitges on Memorial Day Weekend and the Hotel Galeon Pavilion

This is part 4 of a series documenting my Memorial Day weekend trip to Sitges, outside of Barcelona. You can read an overview of the trip here. I blogged about Sitges two years ago, and not a ton (or anything of note) has changed. My concerns about it being dead for the beginning of the
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Connecting in Madrid: Iberia Dali Lounge and the Puente Aereo – Business Class Madrid to Barcelona

This is part three of a series documenting my Memorial Day weekend trip to Sitges, outside of Barcelona. You can read an overview of the trip here. Iberia Flt. 800  Madrid to Barcelona (MAD-BCN) – Puente Aereo (Air Shuttle) Airbus 321 (A321) , Business Class Sch. Dep. 8:00AM           Sch. Arr. 9:15AM Act. Dep. 8:45AM           Act. Arr.
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Memorial Day in Spain Part 1: AA DCA-BOS Shuttle, BA Lounge Boston, & Iberia Business Class Boston to Madrid

This is part 2 of a series documenting my Memorial Day weekend trip to Sitges, outside of Barcelona. You can read an overview of the trip here. Sorry for the delayed post, as I had a computer meltdown. American Airlines Flt. 2119 Washington-National to Boston (DCA-BOS) Embraer ERJ-190, Economy Sch. Dep. 1:30PM            Sch. Arr. 3:01PM
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Sitges Trip Preview and Award Anatomy

In just a few days I’m heading off to Sitges, just outside of Barcelona, for a long weekend. In this post, I’ll give you an overview of the trip and how I booked it. The genesis of this trip was actually my upcoming August-September trip to Manchester and Scotland.  I had hoped to use miles
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Aer Lingus Bilbao to Dublin and the Bloody Radisson Blu Dublin Airport

This is part ten in my trip report series from my July 2016 trip to Spain.  For an introduction, see this post. The business class fare that I had booked home was out of Dublin. I thought that flying from somewhere in Basque country to Dublin would be pretty cheap.  Alas, it wasn’t; the only nonstop
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A Short Stay in Bilbao and the Excellent Holiday Inn Bilbao

This is part nine in my trip report series from my July 2016 trip to Spain.  For an introduction, see this post. My last stop in Spain was Bilbao, where I had about a day and a half.  So after breakfast, I checked out of my hotel in San Sebastian and headed to the new bus
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2 Days in San Sebastian and the Hotel Astoria7

This is part eight in my trip report series from my July 2016 trip to Spain.  For an introduction, see this post. (Note: Beware of food porn.) Lots of times when people tell me a tourist destination is beautiful, I take it with a grain of salt.  It’s not that I usually disagree, but there are
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Vueling BCN to BIO and onward to San Sebastian

This is part seven in my trip report series from my July 2016 trip to Spain.  For an introduction, see this post. After spending a week in Catalonia, I headed to Basque Country for the rest of my time in Spain.  You can take a train from Barcelona to San Sebastian in about 5.5 hours, but I
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Mini-Review: Melia Sarria Barcelona, Quite Different from the sad Hilton Barcelona

This is part six in my trip report series from my July 2016 trip to Spain.  For an introduction, see this post. My last night in Barcelona was at the Melia Barcelona Sarria.  I didn’t spend a lot of time there given an early morning departure, and didn’t even get a lot of pictures (the horror). 
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