10 things to do in historic Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz Christmas Market

Historic Koblenz, Germany is a treasure for the historian, the wine connoisseur and the nature lover. Koblenz lies where the west flowing Mosel River meets the Rhine River, which flows north. It’s surrounded by three low mountain ranges: the Hunsrück, the Eifel and the Westerwald. The name Koblenz comes from the Roman Confluentes, which is Latin for confluence, or “where […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Lufthansa Pilots Striking Again


Lufthansa Pilots Striking Again As detailed in this Skift post and this BBC News post, Lufthansa pilots are striking again—for 35 hours starting today and ending tomorrow local time at midnight. The issue at the center of the strike is “transition payment for those wanting to retire early,” and there’s no word yet on how the airline is […]

Travel News: Week of April 2, 2014


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, […]

Lufthansa Introduces New Business Class Full-Flat Seat

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  The new Lufthansa Business Class seat was revealed to the public today. It boasts a full-flat, horizontal sleeping surface measuring 6.5 feet in length. The seat, which at the push of a button, converts to a comfortable bed, offers exceptional comfort as a flat bed or as an upright or reclining seat, with its […]

Hurtigruten Voyage in Norway


Norway isn’t that far, especially if you are already in Europe. Natalie and I flew from Frankfurt to Bergen and flight time was just 90 minutes. On the return we flew Oslo to Paris, and that flight was 1 hour and 45 minutes. We landed in Bergen 36 hours after the horrible tragedy in Oslo. […]

Frankfurt & Lufthansa A380


I left off last week from Paris. From there I made the mistake of taking a taxi to the CDG airport—can you believe it cost 72 euros (US$104)?! Next time I will take the train. CDG Airport It seems everyone is always throwing the Charles de Gaulle Airport (website) under the bus, but I love […]

Germany To Turkey


Guten tag from Germany! This week we travel by train along the Mosel River to Frankfurt, to stay at a newly remodeled airport hotel that’s so conveniently located, not only to catch an early flight but to go downtown as well. From there, we board a Turkish Airlines 737-800 plane to Istanbul to get ready […]