Ever since my most recent solo travel attempt didn’t pan out as expected, I’ve been eager to give this another shot. I had some free time over the next few weeks,
Eilean Donan is a picturesque castle on the road between Inverness and Skye
After four amazing days in Skye, we made our way to the picturesque river town of Inverness. We
We spent four nights in Skye, but I would have happily spent more. It really is the type of place where one can just enjoy taking their time and exploring.
Hopefully my picture post piqued your interest in the Isle of Skye. It truly served as the highwater mark of our trip – quite literally at times since we got
I mostly chose the title of this trip report “Surveying Scotland” due to the alliteration. Surveying turned out to be the right verb, though. I once read in Rick Steve’s
I know people don’t care too much about hotel reviews but I still find them useful, so here are some quick impressions of the Hyatt Regency London: The Churchill (what
One of the benefits of visiting a city repeatedly lies in familiarity. Having visited London multiple times before we had kids, we know our “favorite” places and areas to hang
One thing I neglected to research before leaving was accessibility in London and Scotland. Did you know that the majority of Tube stations in Central London, where the bulk of
Here’s the thing. When you take a redeye (or any flight) to Europe, you lose five hours that you will not get back. Not until it no longer matters at least.
As I mentioned in the introduction, a lot of decisions now revolve around my kids. I thought it might be useful for some young parents to see what other decisions
Two kids creates more than twice the work. That holds true for regular life and travel. Nonetheless, we took it upon ourselves to travel to the United Kingdom to celebrate
With my time in Stockholm coming to an end, it was time to fly home. I arrived at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport a few hours before boarding, so I thought I’d swing by
With my travels taking me through Gothenburg, I had a chance to visit both Priority Pass lounges at the Gothenburg Landvetter airport: the Menzies Business Lounge and the Malmö ..
With my first RyanAir flight taking me to London’s Stansted Airport, I was happy to see that the airport’s Escape Lounge was a part of the Priority Pass network.I thought
If the best views of Manhattan are from Jersey … are the best views of Stockholm from Slussen?Let’s find out at the Hilton Stockholm, located just across the city center
Don’t wait to book your hotel if you’re staying the night before a major event. Or, if you’re like me, you can dilly-daddle until the very last-minute to hurl expletives at
London weather. Dreary. Foggy. Depressing.When I looked outside the window of my mega-Airbus minutes after touching down in Heathrow, I could see where this city got its reputat..
(Throwback Thursdays are a new feature here at asthejoeflies. They are stories from my travel experiences with zero regard to miles and points. Hopefully they inspire you, eithe..
I just got back from a spending my Memorial Day Weekend flying around the block (so to speak), over the long weekend. It was mostly a mileage run, to maintain
A quick review of the only Priority Pass lounge at JFK’s Terminal 4 – and the only Priority Pass lounge in the entire airport besides the KAL/Air France lounges in
It’s time! I’ve been training for the Stockholm marathon off-and-on for the past 3 months, and it’s hard to believe the big weekend is finally here. I chose Stockholm for no
What is luxury, really?Having survived the rental market in New York for the better part of these last few years, I’ve heard the term thrown around by rental agents and plastered
Now that I’m a family man, we’ve been gravitating towards the Caribbean more and more. Shorter flights, nice beaches, and less hassle overall. Last year we visited Turks and Cai..