Travel News: Week of April 2, 2014

Lufthansa

Top Travel News Lufthansa Cancels Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Flights Washington Monument to reopen May 12 after repairs Qantas and Jetstar Airlines are changing the way you earn Qantas Points and Status credits when you fly Airline Responds to Breastfeeding Mother Harassed On Plane In Best Way Possible Winning and Losing Airports in the Washington/National Slot Shuffle After Flight MH370, […]

Erfurt: The Medieval Heart of Germany

St. Mary's and carnival in Erfurt

The DB train from southern Augsburg to Erfurt was a pleasant ride through pastures, farms and idyllic villages. Erfurt is known as the green heart of Germany because it’s in the center of  Germany’s Thuringian Forest. Erfurt was also famous for its woad plant. The woad was used to create a unique blue dye in high demand during the Middle Ages—a demand […]

Historic Rostock and Warnemünde, Germany

Warnemünde Old Harbor

From the moment you step through the Duke of Mecklenburg’s old royal gate, you’re transported back almost 800 years, to a time when Rostock, Germany was the shipping capital of the world. Yes, WWII took a toll on the Baroque-style buildings of the city’s New Market Square, but they were restored in 1952. The history […]

Augsburg, Germany: History Off the Beaten Path

Cam and his beer

Augsburg, Germany was established by the Romans in 15 BC and has astounding history. Using Historic Highlights of Germany, I was able to connect with a guide, a Romantikhotel, and an itinerary that made this city come alive. Getting there The Lufthansa flight was outstanding—even in coach! The 747 was clean and comfortable and had friendly attendants, […]

How to Earn 35,000 Bonus Miles with Premier Miles & More® World MasterCard

Miles & More card

A little while back, I told you about the Barclaycard Arrival Plus (TM) World Elite MasterCard® and its 40,000-bonus-mile offer (here are the details). I even signed up for the card myself because it’s a great card and basically free money ($400) if you can commit to paying your credit card bills off each time. This month […]

Travel News: Week of October 9, 2013

Photo credit: Delta

Top Travel News JFK gets automated passport system to reduce delays 9-year-old Minneapolis boy walks through security & onto plane bound for Las Vegas without ticket Fed Shutdown Could Delay American Merger Trial After Killings, Tourists Are Told to Avoid Madagascar  Lufthansa eliminates First Class cabins on a third of long-haul flights NY state Attorney […]