I’ve never flown Transavia before, so to say I was timid in booking this flight from Amsterdam’s Schipol to Nice’s Cote d’ Azur, is an understatement. I’m a oneworld Emerald member thanks to my American Airlines Executive Platinum status, so I tend to book on oneworld carriers when convenient — in this case for Europe, that primarily falls to British Airways, Iberia and Finnair, neither of which had any sort of schedule that remotely sounded appealing, all of which required layovers in London, Madrid and Helsinki, respectively. Transavia, a low-cost subsidiary of Air France/KLM, operates a hub in Amsterdam with flights across Europe.
Oh Bordeaux! Land of delicious bread, cheeses and…red wine! If you’re looking for a wine vacation destination, Bordeaux has it all, from grand chateaus, through to rolling green countryside and quaint, medieval villages. As for wine, Bordeaux is known for its world-class reds and produces some of the finest and most expensive wines in the world. Here’s the lowdown on a wine vacation in Bordeaux:
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Food is close to many people’s hearts around the globe, and that’s because food can really have an impact on your overall mood. Surely you can think of a time when a certain dish has put a huge smile back on your face, right? Hence why you often hear the term ‘comfort food’. Now, there is a vast array of different cuisines throughout the world, and there’s no faulting any of them. Since Europe is comprised of many different countries, there are obviously more cuisines to offer. It is also no surprise that Europe is home to some of the best of them! Just like we need travel tips, everyone needs travel guide to Europe cuisines and I can’t wait to give you an insight on some of them.
Are you looking to travel more in 2018? Well, you’re not alone. Many people have ‘travelling more’ as one of their new year’s resolutions. This makes perfect sense, as there are few experiences that are as fun and enriching as travelling. It is an experience like no other, but there can be some troubles with travelling. To help you avoid as many as these troubles as possible, I’ve gathered my best travel hacks and I’m going to share them with you. Some of these hacks will make travelling more fun for you, others will save you money and some will save you time.
My husband and I got married last November and did a delayed honeymoon to Iceland in March 2017. It gave us time to settle down from the wedding, get through the holidays and save some extra money before leaving on our trip. It also gave me time to hop on Pinterest and create a foolproof itinerary inclusive of everything we wanted to do while we were abroad. This being my husband’s first time traveling overseas sans deployment, I wanted to make sure it was special and full of beautiful sights!
In August of this year I started planning a two week December road trip down the Florida Keys, up to Orlando and then over to Vero Beach. I would be flying into Fort Lauderdale Airport, renting a car, and then driving to each planned destination within the state. We booked our flights, reserved a rental car, reserved our various hotels, and gleefully started our vacation countdown!