Euro Trip 2019 Planning: Booking initial hotels (Part 2)

Euro Trip 2019 Planning: Booking initial hotels (Part 2)

Today’s article will resume the discussion of booking the initial hotel stays for our 2019 Euro Trip. I will address the value of points and miles and why I prefer award nights for this trip. I use Milan as a detailed example and will close with the hotels selected for each city on our itinerary.

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Euro Trip 2019 Planning: Booking initial hotels (Part 1)

Euro Trip 2019 Planning: Booking initial hotels (Part 1)

In the previous installments in this series, I wrote about having a blank slate for this year’s journey and selecting our transatlantic flights. I then discussed how I decided where we would actually go once we arrived in Europe. Today’s article is the first of two which will cover booking our initial hotel stays. I will describe my general strategy for making lodging reservations, along with the short-list of properties that I am considering and why they made the list. I will use Milan, Italy for this detailed discussion though I employed this approach for all bookings for this trip.

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Euro Trip 2019 Planning: Where to go?

Euro Trip 2019 Planning: Where to go?

This is the time of year as I plan travels in the coming months that my thoughts turn toward Europe and strolls along the Seine or dining at a sidewalk café in a charming Italian town. Thanks to points and miles (and a good day job!), my wife and I have been blessed to take an annual trip to Europe, something we plan to continue in 2019. Today’s installment in my series about planning this trip focuses on where we should go once in Europe.

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Euro Trip 2019: Selecting transatlantic flights

Euro Trip 2019: Selecting transatlantic flights

This is the time of year, when it’s cold and gray, that my thoughts turn toward Europe and warm strolls along the Seine or dining at a sidewalk café in a charming Italian town. Thanks to points and miles, my wife and I have been blessed to take an annual trip to Europe, something we plan to continue in 2019. I have written previously about my approach to travel planning, but this year’s trip is different in a few ways which makes the planning process different as well. However, the first step was booking our transatlantic flights.

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Latest Debrian Travels video - Thalys from Brussels to Paris

Latest Debrian Travels video - Thalys from Brussels to Paris

Yesterday, I finished editing and posted my latest Debrian Travels video. You can check out my experience on Thalys high speed rail from Brussels, Belgium to Paris, France. We made this journey last year and will repeat it this summer when we return to Paris via Brussels!

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