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Not Quite Economy

Not Quite Economy

At my usual speed, a June post about a November trip is right on time. To all those, like me, who found themselves transferred from Star Alliance to oneworld when US Airways became American Airlines, I hope it’s useful for some time to come. In a nutshell, oneworld gives us access to British Airways. And...
Fernando takes Manhattan

Fernando takes Manhattan

With Mom’s 80th birthday wrapped up nicely at the end of January, it was time to turn my attention to Fernando’s, which is usually some kind of surprise. Bad for me, I also have a bad habit of setting the bar too high. For his 43rd, for example, I hit him out of nowhere with...
Capital Pride, meet Paul

Capital Pride, meet Paul

  For the food hounds heading to the Capital Pride Festival on Sunday, June 12, consider a stop at Paul bakery at the Navy Memorial, if you’ve not yet done so. Just a block from all the fun, gourmands will find relief from the heartier country-fair fare at the festival. (Not to knock the funnel...
Trip report: IAD-FRA-PRG

Trip report: IAD-FRA-PRG

Trip reports are deathly dull to most, I’m guessing. But not to me, and certainly not to the diehard cadre of airline enthusiasts. This departure was late March – a Wednesday, I believe – Lufthansa to Frankfurt, then on to Prague, using miles for business class. Surprisingly, we were able to use the base Star...
Parting Prague, food for thought

Parting Prague, food for thought

So many destinations set themselves apart with some wonderful culinary distinction. Some – France or Thailand, for example – could rest on epicurean laurels alone. From what we sampled, Prague is not one of those places. While the beer is amazing, Czech Budweiser now among my all-time favorites, the food was … meh. The most...