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Jun202017

Poland Trip Report – Where my hotel loyalty lies

When I travel I tend to balance my hotel loyalty with hotel options that balance my points earning, points redeeming, and paid stays hotel spend with consideration for hotel location, transportation convenience and room quality comfort. Warsaw, Poland Originally, I planned to power our way into Warsaw city center after a 9pm arrival from Barcelona,…

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May132017

Carefree Alus in Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas was unknown to me as the train pulled into a smoke stack covered cityscape with metal waste yards below the elevated level of the railroad tracks. The industrial sites seemed too near the east side of the Neman River for a healthy environment and not too many miles from the main train station. Kaunas is…

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May012017

Riga in Photo Detail

Two days in Riga was long enough to acclimate myself to the relatively small walking area in the central tourist zone of the city. I walked around Old Town Riga. I photographed details on early 20th century Art Nouveau architecture of Alberta iela (Albert Street; iela = street in Latvian). Riga’s Central Market Pavilions are…

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Apr132017

Hotel Review Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

Reykjavik, Iceland is an expensive destination for hotels, in addition to the high costs for a tourist with most other aspects of a trip to Iceland. Landing a Hilton Honors Points & Money reservation for 16,000 points + $66 at Hilton Reykjavik Nordica seemed like the best deal I could find for my early April…

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