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Sep222015

Arctic Norway and whales

Telling travelers and flight crew yesterday that I was returning to San Francisco, California from Arctic Norway evoked an inquisitive response from people interested in a place where relatively few Americans have traveled. “Did you see the northern lights?” – That is more of a late fall and winter months phenomenon. “Was it gorgeous?” –…

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Sep182015

68.8° N in Harstad, Norway

First impressions of northern Norway is sunlight seems to color the landscape differently here within the Arctic Circle at 68.8° N in Harstad, Norway. This rainbow is more of a rain-ray with a single shaft of bright light dropping down from a mostly clear sky. Southern Norway had ten inches of rain in the past…

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Jul302015

American Airlines Executive Platinum Challenge routing ticketed and six intra-Europe flight choices

Three trips to Europe to earn American Airlines AAdvantage Executive Platinum elite status are ticketed. Six airline tickets for intra-Europe travel are ticketed. This is a long piece detailing in part how I created a multi-faceted European itinerary for September 2015 while pulling in some 40,000 EQM and 70,000 redeemable miles in American Airlines AAdvantage,…

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Aug152014

Best Western hotels in rural Norway

Best Western Hotels offer far more choices in rural Norway than Radisson and Choice Hotels when traveling away from the major cities in the fjord country and northern Norway. Assuming you want to spend points for your rooms rather than $200+ per night for many hotels, Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges and Club Carlson provide…

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