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An introduction to Portugal

An introduction to Portugal In Spring 2017, I spent a few weeks in Portugal. It was my first time in the country, aside from having taken a brief day trip to Faro when I was visiting Sevilla a few years prior. I used Porto & Lisbon as my bases, taking day trips from each. I […]

Aspire Lounge Transborder Departures Calgary Airport YYC review

Passengers departing Calgary International Airport (YYC) and heading to the United States will clear U.S. immigration before departing Canada. Thankfully, passengers who end up in this special Transborder Departures part of the Calgary airport still have a lounge that they can visit for the flight, and it’s a pretty good one at that. The Aspire […]

Travel Contests: September 5, 2018 – Norway, Miami, India, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Miami, Florida; Norway; Las Vegas, Nevada; Chiapas, Mexico; Maui, Hawaii; New York City; Bali, Indonesia; Goa, India; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any contests and please share this post with friends who […]

A day trip from Prague to Tabor, Czech Republic

Most travelers to the Czech Republic visit Prague, and then they don’t end up going anywhere else. That’s a shame because the rest of the country has some beautiful places that are worth seeing. South Bohemia is a lovely area of the country, and it’s easily accessed from Prague. Tábor in particular is a gem […]

Travel Contests: August 29, 2018 – Portugal, the Caribbean, Hawaii, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Lyon, France; Maui, Hawaii; London, England; Iceland; Portugal; a beer cruise through Belgium & France; Bonaire; St. Lucia, Punta Cana, or Cabo San Lucas; Costa Rica; Santorini, Greece; Negril, Jamaica; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Wyoming; Ireland; Los Cabos, Mexico; Brooklyn, New […]

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Frankfurt Airport FRA review

My trip back to San Francisco from Portugal was a meandering journey over a few days. After a couple of days layover in Frankfurt, I would be next heading to Calgary, Canada on an Air Canada flight. Since I was flying on a business class award ticket from Frankfurt to Calgary, I had access to […]

Travel Contests: August 22, 2018 – Greece, Spain, London, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to New York City; Greece; Spain; Napa Valley, California; Los Cabos, Mexico; London & Guernsey; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any contests and please share this post with friends who might take you […]

The best craft beer in Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt isn’t at the top of the list for most visitors to Germany. You’re most likely to end up in Frankfurt on a layover. Germany has a strong beer culture, of course, but Frankfurt is actually better known for cider, particularly on the south side of the Main River. Despite this, there are still a […]

Travel Contests: August 15, 2018 – Portugal, Ecuador, Iceland, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Ecuador; Los Angeles, California; Belize; Costa Rica; Lisbon, Portugal; Orlando, Florida; Amelia Island, Florida; Iceland; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any contests and please share this post with friends who might take […]

The guide to a 24 hour layover in Frankfurt, Germany

At some point, most travelers will end up making a connection in Frankfurt. But beyond the airport, what is there to see and do? On my way back home from Portugal, I decided to spend a couple of nights in Frankfurt to see what the city had to offer. The Guide to a 24 Hour […]

Travel Contests: August 8, 2018 – Ireland, Tokyo, Brazil, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Ireland; Portland, Oregon; Tokyo, Japan; St. Andrews, Scotland; Brazil; and more. Good luck & be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any contests and please share this post with friends who might take you along if they win! Win […]

Blue Lounge Lisbon Airport LIS review

The Blue Lounge Lisbon Airport is the smaller of the two Priority Pass lounges at the airport by a long shot. It’s in a much quieter area of Lisbon Airport, near Gates 7-13. Proximity to those gates is one of the only reasons why you should go to the Blue Lounge Lisbon if you have […]