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Jun022018

Google Flights late summer fare deals to Europe

September, near the end of summer, is my favorite time of year to travel around Europe. Tourism crowds decrease, yet weather in northern Europe is generally still warm, while southern Europe is more tolerable temperatures than mid-July and August. Best of all, airline ticket prices from USA to European cities drop significantly. September 15-16 major…

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May292018

Europe on hotel points for $68 hotel nights

Most of my summer travel is planned with flights ticketed and hotels booked for Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Lithuania, Norway and Poland. This article is about the value I found with different hotel loyalty point currencies for different cities. My summer travel plans use hotel reward nights in 7 different hotel loyalty programs. This…

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Jan182018

Numbeo.com for price of travel estimates

Numbeo.com is a cost of living website where you can enter a city and check current average reported prices for public transportation tickets, restaurant meals and drinks, and common food items in stores. Finding the price of airline tickets to your travel destination and hotel rates for places you will visit is the easy part…

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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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