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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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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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Jul082017

Cheap Eats Dining in Poland

I love to cook my own meals. The cost of dining out in restaurants in the USA is a wasteful overspend most Americans make rather than cooking their own meals. That is a realization I made in the 1980s when I used my first computer to keep track of all our expenses. Shifting nearly all…

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