Europe

Travel hacking in Europe


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On our recent trip to Europe we spent two nights and one full day exploring Salzburg, Austria. Salzburg was quaint and charming and full of beautiful scenery everywhere you looked. Though it was a somewhat last minute, blind addition to our trip since we really knew nothing about the town, […]

Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt, Salzburg


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So apparently I’m not writing reviews in any type of order for this trip, since Paris was our last stop. But I loved this hotel the most and was excited to get this post up. Our favorite hotel of the trip was the Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel, Paris, Trocadero. The […]

Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel, Paris, Trocadero



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Here is a quick overview of our experience at the 2014 Munich Oktoberfest.  While there were many different parts of this festival that were more entertaining, these six points are a few we found most interesting. It’s an actual carnival. We were most surprised that Oktoberfest is not just beer […]

6 Things to know before visiting Munich’s Oktoberfest


For our recent trip to Europe, we left on a Friday and returned the following Sunday. Two full days of travel left eight days on the ground, which were spent in four different countries: Germany, Austria, Italy and France. The bulk of our transportation was arranged 11 months in advance, […]

Renting a car in Europe



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Our family just got back from an epic European adventure, made possible primarily by miles and points. When the Villain was still living in China I used US Airways miles from the US Airways Mastercard sign up bonus to book an award flight to go visit him. I convinced my […]

Free flights to Europe with an open-jaw and stopover


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We just landed back in Denver after an incredible 8 days in Europe. Many, many hours of planning and lots of miles went in to this trip to help my husband, his parents, and brother and sister-in-law visit Europe for the first time, but it was absolutely worth it! We had […]

Award travel for six people to four European countries in ...