Europe

Free Business Class Flight: Warsaw to Muscat

The morning of Tuesday, September 27, we finally boarded a flight out of Europe for the last time on our world tour. Our destination was Muscat, Oman, and thanks to our stash of American Airlines AAdvantage miles before this trip started, we had the chance to fly in a premium cabin! Because American Airlines is a […]

Poland (Recap at 138 Days)

On Tuesday September 20, we were finished with our stint in Ukraine and headed to Poland for the last destination on the European portion of our draft itinerary. Flights back to Europe were surprisingly expensive, but we remembered that LOT Polish Airlines are a member of Star Alliance, and a relatively small 30,000 United miles […]

Ukraine (Recap at 131 Days)

One of my favorite ways to hunt for airfares is to use Google Flights, which can show you an entire calendar of dates with the price for each date, or even a map of destinations with a price for each destination. Give it a try if you haven’t; you might find some incredible deals! We […]

Riga and Vilnius (Recap at 122 Days)

From Tallinn, we took a fun day tour on Thursday, September 1, 2016, en route to Riga, Latvia. It was really nice to see some sights en route from point A to point B instead of just blowing by them on a rental car or bus, and we had a great journey! En route, we stopped in […]

In Pictures: Linnahall

In 1980, Moscow hosted the 22nd Olympic games. Being inland, they had no venue for sailing. Thus, Tallinn was tasked with it, as a nearby SSR with access to the Baltic Sea. After the games, the venue became a place for concerts venue, but is now in disrepair. We wandered the grounds and took a […]

Helsinki and Tallinn (Recap at 112 Days)

We left the small town of Tampere on Thursday, August 25 to head back to capital cities and spent a couple quick days in Helsinki, before catching a ferry south to Tallinn, Estonia. Helsinki really struck me because its architecture and feel is so different from the rest of Europe. Finland was occupied repeatedly by Russia during […]

In Pictures: Auschwitz-Birkenau

 

Stockholm and Tampere (Recap at 107 Days)

We arrived in Stockholm, where life is expensive, on Monday, August 15. For one meal, we found ourselves spending $24 for two bowls of tomato soup! Stockholm had the most impressive museum we’ve seen to date: the Vasa Museum contains a fully intact viking warship from the 17th century, raised off the ocean floor in 1959. […]

In Pictures: Hill of Crosses

40 kilometers south of the Latvia/Lithuania border, in the outskirts of the small town of Šiauliai is a place known as the “Hill of Crosses.” Here, more than 200,000 crosses have been placed over two centuries. It has become a pilgrimage site for Christians, especially those in the Baltics. What’s most interesting, though, is what the […]

Recap Ninety-five Days In

On Monday August 8, we headed out early from our hotel near the Amsterdam airport to catch a 6:30am flight to Rome. We weren’t originally sure whether we would find time for Italy during our trip, but after hunting down an airfare for about 90 Euros per person, we decided we couldn’t pass up the […]

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