...constantly searching to find the best travel deals and places to visit. A never-ending quest for adventure!

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Swiss Travel Pass Promo until 10/31

For anyone planning to visit Switzerland and make use of the excellent train system, RailEurope has a promotion active until 10/31 for travel through April!  

RailEurope Swiss Pass Promo

This is an excellent offer - a quick search for 2 in November shows about $70 discount on normal pass rates for 2nd class seats.  And it's valid until April 30, 2023!

Terms and Conditions are here:

Terms and Conditions

 No further discount for youth up to their 25th birthday, not including Flex
 Services identical to the standard Swiss Travel Pass offer, incl. Museum Pass, Swiss Travel Pass scope, free Swiss Family Card for own children under 16 years old is valid
 Valid on 4 consecutive calendar days between 19 September 2022 and 30 April 2023
 The pass is only available if dated = the 4 days must be specified at the time of purchase
 1st day of validity must be within 6 months of the issue date

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Place of the Day: Tiger's Nest

If you're interested in a once in a lifetime experience that may be different from other trips, you may want to consider visiting the Tiger's Nest near Paro, Bhutan.  Also known as Paro Takstang, the collection of buildings at this monastery are situated nearly 900 meters above ground in a unique location. 

Tiger's Nest

Located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan, history notes the monastery was founded in 1692 and has undergone several reconstructions due to fire and other changes.  

It's possible to visit the monastery as part of an organized tour, or if you're adventurous, you can solo hike to the location.  One such site shares an example of the route and expectations here.  

Bhutan is not an easy country to visit - connections could be made through a variety of countries nearby, however, it's important to review any specific visa requirements before booking flights and other travel arrangements.  The high value, low volume policy recently changed as well, so plan to cover costs to access the country along with regular expenses.  

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Site share

Hello everyone!

Just wanted to share Heather has a new website that just went active - please feel free to visit and bookmark!


Sunday, October 23, 2022

Hilton Double Night Credit promotion

Don't forget to register!  Hilton has a double night credit promotion active for stays October 11 through December 31st.  There is no limit to the number of double night credits that can be earned.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

ILA Global Conference 2022 - Washington, DC

I'm currently in the air and on my way back east for the ILA Global Conference 2022 in Washington DC.  I look forward to this gathering every year to hear about new leadership topics and practices, and also connect with friends and colleagues in the field.  While I won't be presenting or chairing a session this year, I'm expecting another excellent event.  

I had a memory pop up this morning about today being the five year anniversary of attending the ILA conference in Brussels - has it already been 5?

You can find more information on the conference here: https://ilaglobalconference.org/

Last night I flew LSE-ORD-SFO, so it's definitely been a week for time in the air...

Monday, October 3, 2022

A 700k milestone

I reached a milestone today on my way back to San Francisco - 700,000 lifetime miles flown on United!  It's a bit crazy to think how many miles (and hours) of travel that is over the last bunch of years...quite a number of flights.  Only United planes count. 

The Million Miler threshold is in site...