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Apr172019

Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius to NYC, IAD, MIA, LAX, SFO $324-$488 all alliances

There are fare deals from $324 to $488 round trip with all three alliances for flights from Baltic cities Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius to several cities across the USA including New York/Newark, Washington DC, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Below I listed sample fares for some of the routes between Baltic cities and US…

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Nov272018

Antwerp, Helsinki, Vilnius New Year’s Eve on IHG PointBreaks

IHG Rewards Club released its list of PointBreaks hotel reward night discounts for stays through February 28, 2019. Out of curiosity, I checked to see if some of the hotels in Europe are available for December 31 reward nights. Hotel Indigo Antwerp, Holiday Inn Helsinki-City Center and Holiday Inn Vilnius all have reward night availability…

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Aug242018

Eclectic Vilnius spring

Vilnius is eclectic. Old Town Vilnius is a place of contrasts with a beautiful church on one street, and on the next street, an abandoned old building, once beautiful, but no longer. Vilnius is a work in progress. Centuries old art all around and compelling new art around the next corner. Graffiti here, philosophy there.
Vilnius is a place I find interesting and gritty. Not scary gritty. More of a decrepit gritty of the old in the process of regeneration into a new form. 7-minute video slideshow.

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Dec112017

April 2016 Amsterdam, Vilnius

April 2016 Amsterdam Shadow Wall to Post-Wall Vilnius, Lithuania Kelley wanted Belgium and I wanted Vilnius. I capitulated and almost gave in to her desire for a trip to Ghent, Belgium. Until I purchased tickets for us to fly from Amsterdam to Vilnius, Lithuania. She was not too excited about my decision… until terrorists rocked…

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Sep042017

Oneworld $392-$430 LAX, SNA, SFO, SJC to Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius

Oneworld Alliance airlines have California to Baltic nations on sale from $392 to $430 round trip for Sep-Oct departures. Finnair flies SFO-Helsinki nonstop and provides plenty of opportunities to book long overnight transit layovers in Helsinki at these ticket prices. Other itineraries involve AA and BA and as many as 3 stops. California Airports: Los…

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Apr232017

Flight Review Wizz Air Keflavik Iceland to Vilnius Lithuania whole lotta drinkin’ goin’ on

Three weeks ago I flew Wizz Air out of Iceland to Lithuania. This was my second flight with Wizz, including last year’s London Luton to Kosice, Slovakia on Wizz. The competitive advantage of Hungary-based Wizz Air is they have many unique eastern European routes. Most memorable line from TBEX 2016 Stockholm was a conversation with…

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Apr222017

IHG Point Breaks Brno and Vilnius trip reports

Two of the hotels on the next April 24-July 31, 2017 IHG Point Breaks list for 5,000 points reward nights are hotels I stayed on Point Breaks awards since 2015. Bookings will be allowed at Point Breaks rates beginning Monday April 24. Holiday Inn Brno, Czechia My trip report on Brno Sep 2015. Impressions of…

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Apr182017

Make Everything Great Again – Trump murals in Vilnius, Lithuania

On my walk to the Vilnius, Lithuania train station I sighted a mural that distracted me from my mission of catching a 4:00pm train to Kaunas. Building murals are one of my favorite aspects of Lithuania. I photographed several large murals on the sides of buildings in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda, the three largest cities…

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Apr142017

Ramada Vilnius Lithuania Hotel Review – notably luxurious for brand

The InYourPocket city guide for Vilnius, Lithuania lists six hotels in the city as ‘cream of the crop’. Kempinski Cathedral Square and Relais & Chateaux are two luxury hotel brands you might expect to find of the list. Radisson Blu Royal Astorija is in a great city center location. The Narutis is a centuries old…

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May022016

Aeroflot Los Angeles to Vilnius $676 with full day in Moscow

Aeroflot has an interesting low fare opportunity from Los Angeles to Vilnius, Lithuania VNO for $676 round trip. The unique aspect of this ticket is the possibility to turn a long layover into a full 23.5 hour day in Moscow from 1:00pm arrival at SVO to noon departure the following day from Moscow SVO. You…

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