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Join Diane as she journeys around the globe from the vantage point of an international flight attendant. She will be offering you tips and tricks from inside the cabin as well as out in the field. Follow her around the world and participate by sending us your recommendations and suggestions. Happy Travels!

 

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  1. 10 Insider Secrets to Booking Airfare

    10 Insider Secrets to Booking Airfare

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    Has it ever occurred to you that sometimes you score a crazy cheap, round-trip flight cross country for only $100, and the next time you browse, you’re forced to pay over $400? Is it starting to feel like airlines are hiding something from us? The truth is, they actually might be. Thanks to some frugal shoppers on the Internet, there are ways to find and book cheaper flights, but of course, these are insider secrets that airlines don’t want to expose. Check out these 10 do’s and don’ts of finding and booking affordable airfare. Also, don’t forget to check out DealsPlus to snag the best deals on your airfare. 

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    Air Patrol

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    Join Diane as she journeys around the globe from the vantage point of an international flight attendant. She will be offering you tips and tricks from inside the cabin as well as out in the field. Follow her around the world and participate by sending us your recommendations and suggestions. Happy Travels!

     

    ExpertFlyer.com - Find Flight Availability, Flight Upgrades & Awards, Frequent Flyer Information and more!

     

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  3. Canals

    Amsterdam – Venice of the North

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    Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in the world – from the many canals to world-famous museums, it should be at the top of the list for any traveler to Europe.  Its official name is Kingdom of the Netherlands which also has in control its overseas islands, Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.  Only the central part of the Netherlands is called “Holland.”

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  4. Acropolise at Night

    Athens, Greece: Birthplace of Democracy

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    On a first visit to Athens, one will be surprised to find ancient relics intermixed with new construction of a cafe, hotel or boutique!  I was amazed to enjoy an early morning cappuccino alongside an ancient Roman statue! To build a city among ancient ruins reminds me of just one other city – Jerusalem.  I am amazed that city officials can keep tourists from pilferage these ancient ruins!

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  5. Sagrada Familia

    BARCELONA - Artistic Paradise

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    The Euro-economies may be experiencing a global meltdown, but one would never see this happening in the magnificent city of Barcelona, Spain! This colorful and cosmopolitan city, located on the Mediterranean coastline, is a must see for those interested in the world of art and architecture! From Piscasso to Gaudi, this is a travel destination not to be missed!

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  6. Belfast Gardens

    Belfast, Ireland – “Land of Enchantment”

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    When we try to share our heritage with our grandchildren, many us can trace our roots to the enchanting land of Ireland.  Who doesn’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or wear green!  I would encourage you to just plan a three week trip to Ireland, to truly engage this beautiful land, and meet these most friendly people.  40% of the population is under the age of 25!

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  7. Bellagio

    Bellagio – “The Pearl of the Lake”

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    Few places in the world are as romantic and private as Bellagio, a resort nestled in the hills of Lake Como.  Often referred to as “Pearl of the Lake,” Bellagio has world class hotels and restaurants that offer the perfect environment to relax and enjoy the stunning panoramic views – especially the Italian Alps.

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  8. Benidorm sunset

    Benidorm, Spain: the Golden Pearl on the Costa Blanca

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    As baby boomers over the years I have shared my travel experiences through the telescope of an avid art connoisseur. However, there are times when I purposely want to indulge in a spa treatment; spend hours on a beach soaking up the heat and sun!  However, when I do plan these ventures, I generally incorporate a few days with a side excursion to Benidorm when traveling in Spain.

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  9. Rome

    Best Christmas Markets in Europe: “Traditions from the Heart”

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    As we begin in earnest to prepare for the upcoming Christmas Season, where else but in Europe will one experience the enchantment and traditions of the holidays!  Strolling through a Christmas Market is where the romance of the holiday will truly rekindle in you a sense of joy and peace!

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    Birmingham, England: Workshop of the World

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    Birmingham is Britain’s second-largest city, located northwest of London in the West Midlands region of Britain.  It was here that the Industrial Revolution began, thus placing Birmingham dead center as the “workshop of the world.” Here is where James Watt patented the steam engine!

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  11. Brussels, Belgium: Capital of Europe

    Brussels, Belgium: Capital of Europe

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    Brussels in Belgium is often considered the de facto capital of the European Union, though the EU has no official capital.  Brussels hosts however, the official seats of the European Commission, Council of the European Union, and European Council and European Parliament.

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  12. Burj Khalifa: Man's creation – Phoenix Rising

    Burj Khalifa: Man's creation – Phoenix Rising

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    For architecture aficionados, Dubai should be top on your list of cities of the world to visit!  With the World Expo 2020, today you should be planning your trip and securing your reservations while many properties are still affordable!

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  13. Cadiz sunrise

    Cadiz, Andalusia: Link to the New World

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    For those of you who love Espana, together we have ventured out to Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Seville, and the Costa del Sol. I would like to entice you to venture down to the Andalusian area of Spain – you will fall in love with this area as it has breathtaking beaches, perfect year around temperatures and many archaeological and historical sites for those history aficionados!  The best kept secret is that one can own their own hideaway – i.e. retirement home at a fraction of the cost in the U.S.

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  14. Santa's Air Patrol

    Christmas Greetings :The Joy in Giving

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    As avid travelers, one thing we have in common, is our love in learning about different cultures.  We may not understand the language, but we do communicate through our gestures, eye contact and body language.

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  15. Cologne Cathedral

    Cologne, Germany: Köln ist ein Gefühl ("Cologne is a Feeling")

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    Cologne is one of the oldest large German cities and its name dates back to Roman times. The imperial governors of Rome resided here and soon the town grew into one of the most important trade and production centers in the Roman Empire. The Emperor Claudius's fourth wife Agrippina – Nero's mother – was born here.

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  16. Copenhagen

    Copenhagen, Denmark - A Modern Day Fairytale

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    Copenhagen is an elegant mixture of ancient castles and palaces along with eco-friendly modern architecture, advanced waterways and open spaces.  Danes refer to their country as the Green State and lead the world in green growth economy.  Their goal is to be independent of fossil fuels by 2050.

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  17. Salt Dead Sea

    Dead Sea – Gift of Healing

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    A visit to the Dead Sea should be top of your list when visiting Jordan or Israel.  When I lived in Jerusalem, often I would take a day to recoup and plan a “spa” day at the Dead Sea.  I was truly amazed to witness almost miraculous healing for various diseases such as psoriasis and cystic fibrosis.

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  18. Die Hundepension

    Die Hundepension: Pet Hotel at the Frankfurt Airport in Germany

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    Susie is always glad to hear from her canine friends, admirers, and boyfriends, both in the United States and abroad. She just received news from her German Shepherd buddy, Fritz, that there is a dog hotel at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany.  Of course Fritz, a bit on the fresh side, invited Susie to join him in one of the kennels at the hotel. Although Susie will pass on the opportunity for now, who knows what the future holds.

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  19. Jumeirah

    DuBai – “Gateway between the East & the West”

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    The origination of man’s creative spirit began in the East – but the gauntlet was passed onto the West – as we have seen throughout our European sojourns.  However, we are seeing the Phoenix rise from a humble beginning as a pearl-diving centre, to one of the fastest growing cities in the world!  What makes Dubai so remarkable is that such accomplishments have taken only thirty years!  This is a city constantly on the move that even the updated GPS systems cannot keep up with all the road changes!

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  20. Christ Church Dublin

    Dublin, Ireland: “The fly in the amber”

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    Ireland is unique - traveling to just a city is not enough – I encourage you to explore the entire country!  It is an amazing and most beautiful place – full of traditions and legends.

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  21. Ebola – Safety of Travel

    Ebola – Safety of Travel

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    Back in August when the first noted case of Ebola was discovered, all airlines were issued “to treat all fluids of any passenger as an infectious disease” as we have the  protective equipment on board and protocols to follow to protect passengers from further exposure to such harmful and potentially deadly substances. 

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  22. Edinburgh View

    Edinburgh, Scotland: Land of enchantment – A blend of the ancient and science fiction

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    Edinburgh boasts a rich history which welcomes all who venture in to discover this unique world of ancient castles and magnificent architecture, combined with modern buildings and facades. Atmospheric cobbled streets, wonderful architecture, old facedes and wide avenues allow you to imagine yourself transported back in time. The Lothian’s is also steeped in fascinating history, filled with castles, stately homes and battle sites.

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  23. Kelvingrove

    Essential Kelvingrove: A Museum Reflecting Life

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    Glasgow, Scotland is a city rich in culture as described in my previous article featuring the top rated attractions when planning your trip. 

     

    Today I wish to focus on perhaps the most influential and important museum in the world for those art lovers!  A trip to the Kelvingrove should remain top on your list along with the British Museum & the Louvre (Paris).  To be honest, I had not realized the wealth of collections ranging from the Impressionists to the famed Glasgow Boys who revolutionized Scottish painting – similar to the Pre-Raphaelites from the United Kingdom.  

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  24. Flight Survival SOS

    Flight Survival SOS

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    Have you just had enough with crowded airports, long lines and the fear of what the TSA will do to you as you proceed through those beeper lines? WHEW! You survived with NO pat downs!

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  25. Flying Etiquette

    Flying Etiquette – A Safety Issue: “Seat Rage”

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    Important that we address a topic that our mother’s never thought would be necessary, for we all have been taught proper manners as children.  Perhaps we are beginning to see the beginning of what happens when manners are not a top priority of parents these days!

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