Europe

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Nov182017

Winter travel in Europe packing light

Winter in Europe was appealing travel for me when I flew San Francisco to Copenhagen, then visited Malmo, Sweden; Prague, Czech Republic; Wroclaw and Krakow, Poland; Stockholm, Sweden in January 2017. Sure, the weather can be bitterly cold, but some days can also be brilliantly clear skies for wonderful photo opportunities. The crowds might be…

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Aug102017

Loyalty? Yes! Loyal? Not so much for my hotel travel

Last month I stayed 20 hotel nights in Europe spread across several major chains. Choice Privileges: 5 Points Plus Cash reward nights = 30,000 points + $225 for Ascend Collection Skt. Petri Copenhagen and Clarion Prague City. Marriott Rewards: 2 reward nights = 15,000 points at Courtyard Pilsen, CZ. IHG Rewards Club: 3 reward nights…

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Jan202017

Broke January? USA-Europe airfare deals abound

Ticket prices in the $300s and $400s on major alliance airlines for LAX and SFO to cities across Europe, Lisbon to Helsinki, are deals not commonly seen in the past year for too many consecutive days. This week’s fare sale reminds me of last June when there were all kinds of rapid-fire flash sale types…

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