Aug142018

SFO to Amsterdam $346 Icelandair Sep-Oct

Icelandair started flying from San Francisco in June 2018 and some great fare deals to many cities in Europe are loaded now for autumn travel, as I anticipated. San Francisco to Amsterdam is currently at $356 round trip for several September departure dates and $346 for October dates. These are Icelandair economy light fares, which…

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Aug122018

Garden walks are free at Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna’s top tourist destination

Schönbrunn Palace was the summer residence of the Habsburg Monarchy and royal family for over 300 years. The present day palace has been a state-owned museum since the 1950s and is Vienna’s top tourist attraction with 3.8 million visitors in 2017. The gardens are open to the public from 6:30am to 9:00pm May 7 to Aug 12. Gardens open at 6:30am year round, while evening hours are reduced outside of the main spring and summer months. 

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Aug092018

3 restaurants I like in Krakow, Poland

Eight days in Krakow, Poland and a couple days in Oswiecim, Poland on our trip to Auschwitz meant we ate about 15 meals in restaurants. Lots of travel blogs about Poland will suggest you eat pierogi, potato pancakes and dine at a bar mleczny – a Polish ‘milk bar’. None of those fit our personal dietary menu…

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