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Arctic Adventure: Svalbard

Mid-February, Visit Svalbard invited me to discover the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean. Svalbard is the northernmost settlement in the world with a permanent civilian population. Longyearbyen, the largest settlement (2100 inhabitants) on the island of Spitsbergen is located 1338 km (831 mi) from…

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Stay at luxury hotels for FREE!

Over the past few years, I’ve stayed numerous times at luxury hotels for free. Highlights include a night in the €2500 Dom Perignon Suite at InterContinental Amstel and suites at InterContinental Paris Le Grand, InterContinental Paris Avenue Marceau, InterContinental Dusseldorf, InterContinental Dublin and InterContinental…

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5 Tips to Book Cheap Hotels

Make sure to book the cheapest hotel rates using these 5 tips! 1. Use Price Comparison Sites Don’t assume your favorite online travel agent (OTA) always offers the cheapest rates. Compare hotel rates using price comparison sites like HotelsCombined.com and Trivago.com to book the cheapest rooms.

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Highlights of Jordan

Early August, the Jordan Tourism Board invited me to discover their country. Despite being bordered by Iraq, Syria and Israel, Jordan has proven to be an island of security in the Middle East turmoil. At no point during my trip…

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Dom Perignon Suite at InterContinental Amstel

Pic: InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Apr 2014) In October 2013, InterContinental Amstel opened the World’s first Champagne Suite by Dom Perignon. Last week, I had the pleasure to enjoy this ultimate luxury suite in Amsterdam. Pic: Bedroom of Dom Perignon Suite at…

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