The EURO conference series lead me to Valencia, Spain, where despite a busy schedule of talks and unforgiving heat I was able to fit in a bit of sightseeing.
Taking stock of 2017’s travels.
My first – and probably last – experience of a Fokker 70, on KLM’s farewell flight marking retirement of the fleet.
I’ve always wanted to head over to an airport, pick a destination, then fly. Thanks to staff standby travel, I was able to give it a try!
A by-the-numbers summary of my travels in 2016.
Overview of my travels this summer, exploring Europes extremes from sand dunes to glaciers!
The remote arctic island of Svalbard – or, at least, its main settlement Longyearbyen, is not as inaccessible as you might imagine! Here’s what lured me there, how I managed to visit, and what I got up to whilst I was in town.
Despairing of the lack of a proper winter in the UK, I took a weekend in Oslo in search of snow.
A quick summary of my flights, train rides, and hotel stays – plus all the corresponding loyalty scheme antics – in 2015.
An overview and links to coverage of my trip to New York, Vancouver, Seattle and Los Angeles via a mix of international business class flights and long distance trains.
An overview of our winter trip to Rome.
Crossing the Americas in extreme comfort, thanks to a bargain-priced avios redemption.
Sampling BA’s ‘baby bus’: a 32 seat business-only A318 from London City to New York JFK (via Shannon).
Trip report on Virgin’s services between London and Edinburgh, both plane and train.
Quick overview of my trip to Barra, and link to the detailed Flyertalk report.
Photos of Barra airport and the Twin Otter, plus on-board video of landing and takeoff at the beach!
Full report on my 2013Q4 project: chasing IHG’s Big Win promotion.
In-depth report of my push for HHonors Gold and BA Silver, hotel-hopping and tier-point running around California.
My luxury-holiday-on-a-budget, to Gibraltar in Club via a 5* London hotel.
Flyertalk report of my trip to Assisi: standard class rail in the UK, economy and business flights between London and Rome, the BA lounge at FCO, and first class rail travel in Italy.