Vienna Highlights

Vienna - Sissi

With my long first layover in Vienna, I managed to walk and familiarize myself with the city and the transport system. With my second layover, I managed to see quite a bit more.  After retrieving my iphone (See My Lost iPhone)from the airport, I headed directly to Schönbrunn Palace traveling on the U4 from Wien Mitte…

US Airways Dividend Miles Gets the SPG Bonus

US Airways A330

I just received an email from US Airways that Dividend Miles members will  also receive the bonus from Starwood for transferring points.  Earn more miles toward your next trip! We’ve teamed up with Starwood Preferred Guest® to bring you this exclusive offer. From July 1 – 31, 2014, convert your Starpoints® into Dividend Miles and…

Need to Top Up your AAdvantage Account?

American Airlines 777

American AAdvantage and Starwood have ‘teamed up’ to offer a bonus on top of the regular transfer bonus. For a limited time, between July st and July 31st, if you transfer your Starwood points into the AAdvantage program, you will earn a 20% bonus.  Typically any 20,000 point transfer from SPG into a mileage program…

Vienna Afternoon

Naschmarkt Fruit Stand

Or…how to spend a long layover in Vienna Although I arrived in Vienna on a Thursday morning and would be leaving again in the morning for the Hamburg Do, I was determined to see as much as I could in a short amount of time. I stayed that first night at the Holiday Inn City,…

British Humour and Independence Eve

Independence Eve

Happy Fourth of July… and Independence Eve We Americans spend the Fourth of July each year celebrating our Independence from British rule. For many, it is marked by trips to the beach or the lake, grilling out, patriotic parades, and fireworks. It is the ultimate celebration of American Patriotism! I happen to be married to a Brit……