Europe Continental Posts

A Four Hour Layover in Dusseldorf

While we were fortunate to have easy nonstop flights on our trip to Europe there was one connection we had to make, in Düsseldorf, and unfortunately it was 4 hours.  I love airports, but that was far too long to spend there, so we decided to venture into the city for a short time. ...

A Few Days Exploring Zürich

While this wasn't our first trip to Zürich, it was the first time we had a few days to spend some time.  Is is a lovely place to visit, especially in the summer, although as someone who some may call cheap, the prices of most everything are a bit hard to swallow.  We chose this ...

Very Important Baby Service at the Park Hyatt Zürich

Our daughter is always important to us of course.  It was nice to have a hotel that advertised and delivered making her important as well.  We had a lovely stay at the Park Hyatt Zürich on our recent family trip to Europe and took advantage of their Very Important Baby service. ...
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Trip Report: Introduction to my Family Trip to Europe with a Baby

We're back from our first long haul international trip with our daughter.  There were certainly countless changes from our former travel patterns, but other than keeping a more open and flexible schedule, we weren't really too constrained by our new travel companion.

The Lufthansa ...
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Trip Report: Exploring Lisbon, Portugal

I have heard many good things about Portugal, so I was fortunate to have a business trip there earlier this year.  I didn't have much time to explore, and I never left Lisbon, but I'm glad I finally got to knock this city off my list of places to visit.  I flew US Airways Business Class to ...

Review: A Duplex Suite at the Sheraton Prague Charles Square

I had a great day touring Prague, and I also wanted to share a review of my home base while there, the Sheraton Prague Charles Square.  Rates were cheap, and I was fortunate to have my Suite Night Award clear 5 days out, so I had a nice multi-level suite for my stay.  Granted, I wasn't in ...

A Day in Photos from Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is a city that has been high on my list of places to visit.  I finally had the chance after a business trip to Frankfurt.  Only visiting for a day is hardly doing it justice, but one day is better than zero.  I've done several trips like this as a tag on business trips to get a ...
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Our First International Trip as a Family of Three

Can a trip with an infant be a vacation?  I'm about to find out.  We are about to head to Europe for a quick family trip.  As usual, I'm excited for some new destinations and experiences, and want to share it here.

Yep, another excuse to show off this ...
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Swiss Air Lines Business Class to Luxembourg

After Liverpool, another leg on my trip was to Belgium for some touring and tasty beers.  I also was able to and get the somewhat elusive passport stamp in Luxembourg.

Early morning in Manchester UK 
My trip began early in the morning in Manchester Airport.  The ...
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One night at the Frankfurt Intercontinental

Overview: A solid but aging upper-mid-scale hotel located on the bank of the Main River
Strengths: Service, cleanliness
Drawbacks: An aging property with a location that is best called “CBD-adjacent”
Earlier this month, I spent one night at the Frankfurt Intercontinental ...

Frankfurt’s SKY Lounge (Not the Sky Club!)

Earlier this month, I flew from JFK to FRA on Delta in their business class cabin.  Having to turn up for meetings a little while after arrival, I needed to find a lounge at the airport that I could access for a quick shower and bite to eat.
Delta used to operate a Crown Room at FRA, but no ...

A Family Adventure in Paris – Part 7 – Conclusion

Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Air France Business Class (777) Part 3 – Le Meridien Etoile Part 4 – Our Approach to Paris with Kids Part 5 – Dining Part 6 – Air France Business Class (A380) Part 7 – Conclusion In the weeks that have passed since our ...

A Family Adventure in Paris – Part 5 – Dining

Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Air France Business Class (777) Part 3 – Le Meridien Etoile Part 4 – Our Approach to Paris with Kids Part 5 – Dining Part 6 – Air France Business Class (A380) Part 7 – Conclusion My wife and I are ...

A Family Adventure in Paris – Part 3 – Le Meridien Etoile

Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Air France Business Class (777) Part 3 – Le Meridien Etoile Part 4 – Our Approach to Paris with Kids Part 5 – Dining Part 6 – Air France Business Class (A380) Part 7 – Conclusion Overview: A very ...

A Family Adventure in Paris – Part 1 – Introduction

Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Air France Business Class (777) Part 3 – Le Meridien Etoile Part 4 – Our Approach to Paris with Kids Part 5 – Dining Part 6 – Air France Business Class (A380) Part 7 – Conclusion To me, exposing my ...

Next trips booked! Las Vegas (work); Paris (family)

I've got my next two trips booked!  The first is to Las Vegas for work.  ;)  I'm going for my industry's largest trade event later this year.  Something memorable always comes about...
I was also able to redeem Delta SkyMiles for four non-stop low-miles business class awards on Air ...