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May032016

Travel itinerary puzzle is working on a mystery

Rock song lyrics from memorable music in my past in Loyalty Traveler posts may seem as obscure as Beatles or Hermann Hesse quotes to millennial-age readers. One song in mind lately is Tom Petty ‘Runnin’ Down a Dream’. Tom Petty in Salinas in 1979 was probably the biggest show in Monterey County since the 1967…

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Apr202016

My ticketed closed circuit Europe summer flight itinerary to Sweden, Poland, Denmark and Norway $760 round trip

There is something disconcerting about booking open circuit airline tickets. I purchased five airline tickets this morning to connect my open jaw summer travel from San Francisco SFO to Stockholm ARN with a return flight from Stavanger, Norway SVG airport. The tickets I purchased this morning fly me from Stockholm ARN to Krakow KRK, Poland,…

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Apr152016

More impressions of Vilnius, Lithuania

Travel articles I found indicated few negative comments from travelers about Vilnius, Lithuania. The city ranks high for health and safety, low for cost of living, and near the lowest priced place in Europe for hotel rates. My first indication of the cost of living in Vilnius was the 1 EUR bus fare from Vilnius…

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Mar022016

Don’t fear Open Circuit travel planning

The uncertainty of open circuit travel planning gnaws at me until eventually I make final itinerary decisions and airline ticket purchases to create closed circuit travel. The secret I find to making good travel plans is not to rush the process to close the flight circuit. This morning I made two final airline ticket purchases…

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Feb172016

Second most famous dead woman of Amsterdam

Anne Frank is certainly the most famous dead woman of Amsterdam. No irreverence intended. Anne Frank might not even be considered a woman at her young age, having died in early 1945 at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp before her sixteenth birthday, but I have to think her life experiences of an early age qualify her. Anne…

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