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In December 2016 & January 2017, I spent a few weeks in Europe.
The first goal of my trip was to finally get to see the Northern Lights, which I was able to do in Tromso, Norway. I also spent a lot of time trying to get acclimated to the time zone change in almost complete darkness.
After that, I visited friends in London & Glasgow over the holiday period, drinking lots of craft beer, seeing lights, and getting to attend a couple of Arsenal matches.
Then, I headed to France, spending several days in Bordeaux, taking in the sights, eating my weight in cheese, & drinking plenty of wine.
Finally, I ended my trip with a few days in Barcelona, Spain, eating wonderful Spanish food & drinking local craft beer. All of my posts from my trip are linked below.
I got to Europe & back on American Airlines business class awards. While in transit, I also visited several airline lounges thanks to my ticket access & Priority Pass. You can find all of my reviews of these flights & lounges below as well.
Here are all of my posts from the trip to Tromso, London, Glasgow, Bordeaux, & Barcelona:
A trip to Tromso, London, Glasgow, Bordeaux, & Barcelona – Introduction
American Airlines Business Class Boeing 777-200 Los Angeles LAX to London Heathrow LHR review
British Airways North Galleries Club Lounge London Heathrow LHR review
Chasing the Northern Lights in Tromsø, Norway
The best craft beer in Tromsø, Norway
Top things to do during the Polar Night in Tromsø, Norway
Travel Tip: Don’t try to get over jet lag in a dark place
A day trip from Glasgow to Bothwell Castle
The best craft beer in Glasgow, Scotland
Attending an Arsenal match at Emirates Stadium in London
The top things to do during Christmas & New Year’s in London
The best craft beer in Central London, England
A cheese feast at Baud Et Millet in Bordeaux, France
A walking tour of historic Bordeaux & The Port of the Moon
A day trip from Bordeaux to Dune du Pilat & Arcachon
A wine tasting tour of Bordeaux including Saint Emilion, Chateau de Sales, & Chateau de Ferrand
The best craft beer in Bordeaux, France
The top 10 things to do in the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona
A visit to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain
A visit to MACBA – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Attending a Barcelona match at Camp Nou
The best craft beer in Barcelona, Spain
Sala VIP Joan Miro Lounge Barcelona BCN review
Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge London Heathrow LHR Terminal 3 review
No 1 Traveler Lounge London Heathrow LHR review
British Airways Galleries Lounge London Heathrow LHR Terminal 3 review
American Airlines Admirals Club London Heathrow LHR review
American Airlines Business Class Boeing 777-200 London Heathrow LHR to Los Angeles LAX review
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