The Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon offers a location convenient for public transport right next to the train station, modern rooms in the latest Novotel design and a gym and pool that are rare in the center of Paris. While the service wasn’t great, with prices much lower than elsewhere, this is great value and worth checking out for you next … Continue reading
Wroclaw in Poland, the former Breslau, has a beautifully restored Old Town with a lively Market Place, stunning Town Hall and impressive church island along the Oder river! With lots of low-cost flights to the city from all over Europe and prices much lower than in Western Europe, it makes for a great weekend getaway! Check out my Perfect Weekend Itinerary Wroclaw to start planning your own getaway!
The DoubleTree by Hilton Wroclaw offers beautiful, modern rooms, friendly service, a great breakfast buffet and nice pool and wellness area in easy walking distance from Wroclaw’s Old Town. Add generous upgrades and lounge access for Hilton Honors elite members and low award pricing, and the DoubleTree Wroclaw is a great base to explore the Old Town! Read my detailed … Continue reading
Bratislava has a beautiful and compact old town, with lots of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops all in easy walking distance. It’s easy to reach and inexpensive, making it a great destination for a weekend getaway, with lots to see and do! Check out my Perfect Weekend Itinerary Bratislava to start planning your own getaway to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia!
Looks like topbonus Loyalty, the rewards program of defunct airberlin, is on a roll! After adding Germania Airlines as a partner to earn miles, it is now adding bmi regional as well, giving you a chance to earn up to 2,000 miles per flight with the UK based airline! After expecting the certain death of the program, this is an … Continue reading
After the insolvencies of alitalia, airberlin and Monarch Airlines this years, I expected other smaller regional airlines to follow. It looks like that happened sooner than I though. Czech Airlines, the struggling flag carrier of the Czech Republic is being bought out by Travel Services, a local corporation that owns leisure, charter and budget transportation. … Continue reading
After airberlin and Alitalia entering insovlency this year, now Monarch Airlines went bankrupt and abruptly halted operations. The UK government refused to provide a loan like Germany or Italia had done and instead organized a “rescue mission” to bring back 110,000 Monarch customers stranded abroad! More than 700,000 customers have lost their future tickets and will have to pay for … Continue reading
It seems like at least once a year there are news from Europe about strikes crippling air transportation on the old continent – Air France, Alitalia and Lufthansa all had their share of problems, causing flight cancellations and delays, inconveniencing travelers. This year, the (private) security workers at Barcelona’s International Airport have been staging work-stoppages to improve their negotiating position … 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!
Many travelers (including yours truly) have been shocked by high mobile phone and data charges on foreign trips. Phone companies worldwide are milking their customers with outrageous charges for phone use in foreign countries. As of June 15th, European Union regulation has ended roaming charges across EU nations – roam like at home is the message. You can make phone … Continue reading