Trip Reports – Europe

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Review – Turkish Airlines Business Class Stockholm-Istanbul

Turkish Airlines "Old" Business Class - DO&CO Catering

Shortly after I arrived to Stockholm from Bangkok on my Thai Airways flight, I was on my way to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines. For this 3-hour flight flight, I got to experience the old Business Class product on Turkish’s A330-200. This trip report/review is part of a series. See also: 1. Trip to Southeast Asia – Introduction…

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3 Reasons Why You Should NOT Go On Iceland’s Most Popular Day Trip – A Weekend in Iceland (Part 2)

The Golden Circle tour is one of the most popular bus trips for travelers visiting Reykjavik.  The Golden Circle tour allows you to visit 3 tourist destinations: 1) Geysir geothermal area, 2) Gullfoss waterfall, and 3) Thingvellir National Park.  Because it provides quantity (3 separate tourist attractions), yet can be done within one 8-hour day, it is near…

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Top 5 Tips for Visiting the Blue Lagoon – A Weekend in Iceland (Part 1)

For anyone traveling to Iceland, it is likely that you will consider visiting the Blue Lagoon.  After all, it is the single most popular tourist destination in Iceland.  Because of its proximity to Keflavik International Airport, the closest airport to Reykjavík, many visitors find a way to work the Blue Lagoon into their itinerary during an…

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British Airways Galleries Club Lounge LHR Terminal 5A – Review & Trip Report

This was my first visit to one of the BA Galleries Club Lounges at LHR’s Terminal 5. I visited the lounge located in the North section of Terminal 5A past security. This picture report is part three of a ten part trip report from my travels to the south of France. British Airways Terraces Lounge JFK British Airways Club…

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Trip Report & Review – Iberia Velázquez VIP Lounge – Madrid Terminal 4S

I really enjoyed and was impressed by Iberia’s Velázquez VIP Lounge which is located in Terminal 4s (non Schengen departures) past security and was completely renovated in late 2011. This is part eight of a nine part trip report from my travels to the south of France. British Airways Terraces Lounge JFK British Airways Club World (Business) JFK-LHR B777-200…

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Trip Report & Hotel Review – Marriott AC French Riviera / Côte d’Azur – Hotel Review Juan les Pins

This was my first stay at an AC Hotel, a Spanish chain that Marriott entered into a managing/franchising joint venture with back in 2011. Juan les Pins is located about 20 minutes from Cannes and 35 minutes from Nice. The town is much smaller than both of those cities, the restaurants more reasonable, (no reservations…

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Trip Report – British Airways Club World 777-200 JFK-LHR Review …still not a fan!

I’ve never been a huge fan of BA’s Club World business class cabin configuration and this flight didn’t change that opinion. This is the first entry in a nine part trip report from my travels to the south of France. British Airways Terraces Lounge JFK British Airways Club World (Business) JFK-LHR B777-200 British Airways Galleries Club Lounge LHR Terminal 5A…

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Trip Report – Iberia’s “New Business Class” A330-300 Review – BA Avios Transfer to Iberia for savings!

This was my first flight on one of Iberia’s new A330-300s, I flew from Madrid (MAD) to JFK in the 1-2-1 configured business cabin. This is the final entry in a nine part trip report from my travels to the south of France. British Airways Terraces Lounge JFK British Airways Club World (Business) JFK-LHR B777-200 British Airways Galleries Club Lounge…

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An Amazing Hotel Stay in Sicily – Trip Report – Musciara Resort Siracusa Syracuse Italy

I really loved this hotel stay, definitely one of my favorites ever. Musciara Resort is located in Siracusa (Syracuse) in Sicily. I was working in Rome the second week of November and while the temperatures were very nice compared to New York , I saw that the weekend forecast for Siracusa was a rare 80…

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Trip Report – Air France Business Class Rome (FCO) – Paris (CDG) A321

This is part six of an eight part trip report from my travels to Rome and Siracusa, Sicily. This short picture report includes photos from my Air France business class flight on-board an A321 from Rome (FCO) to Paris (CDG): Delta BusinessElite JFK – Rome (FCO) B767-300 Revisiting the Westin Excelsior Rome, has anything changed? Original visit’s…

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