In yet another surprising twist in the sage that is the insolvency of airberlin, the carrier’s topbonus rewards program announced today, that award tickets issued on 745- ticket stock are valid and have already been paid AND, topbonus shop is reopening to earn miles on Etihad flights and with ground partners and to redeem miles for vouchers and merchandise. There … Continue reading
Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is a fun city – and it has a long history you can explore in the historic buildings around town, like the red-brick St Anne Bernardine church. It’s worth a walking tour of Vilnius to see this and other beautiful buildings!
My Baltic Explorer trip brought me to Krakow, one of the most popular cities to visit in Poland, and steeped in history. And part of the reason to visit was a trip to the Memorial and Auschwitz Museum for the holocaust at the concentration camp Auschwitz/Birkenau. It remembers one of the darkest periods of mankind’s history and it should be … Continue reading
For my return visit to beautiful Milan, I wanted to stay in a central location at a good price and make use of my Hilton Honors Diamond membership for some extra perks and chose the Hilton Milan near the Central train station – a great choice! We really enjoyed the location and very good service and I’d be happy to … Continue reading
Milan has been my favorite city in Italy ever since my first visit many years ago and a place I could imagine living. It’s a city of contrasts that finds a way of blending so many different things into a very livable fun city. While the Duomo might capture the most selfies, there are many more sights to see and … Continue reading
We needed a hotel in Hannover prior to a flight from the Northern German city’s airport and I picked the Novotel Suites in downtown for its proximity to the train station and airport train, as well as the chance to spend some time in downtown Hannover prior to departure. It’s a functional hotel in a great location and good value … Continue reading
I have traveled countless times to the Heidelberg area on business and for a personal trip, I picked my favorite hotel in town: The Crowne Plaza! It’s in walking distance from the pedestrian area in the old town, has modern rooms, a great pool & wellness area and a breakfast you don’t want to miss! With service improvements and upgrades … Continue reading
I have lived in Southern Germany and later traveled there a lot on business – and Heidelberg became my favorite city to stay during those trips. With it’s historic old town with cobblestone streets and narrow alleys, the big castle overlooking the town and plenty of restaurants and bars, with a mix of tourists and locals, business travelers and students, … Continue reading
If you haven’t had enough history in Lisbon, Europe’s most underrated capital, or just want to enjoy the cooler mountains, Sintra is a great getaway from Lisbon, easy to do as a day-trip. And Pena Palace was my favorite sight on the trip, with it’s different styles from different ages all combined into one castle that looks like straight out of a Disney fairy tale!
I consider Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, one of the most underrated cities in Europe. And if you want to combine it with a beach getaway, you can be in charming Cascais in less then an hour to hang out on the beach, enjoy the beautiful palace above, the fortress or the pedestrian area with its many restaurants and stores!