Travel Tips & Advice on “airlines”


Got an  e-mail from Singapore Airlines this morning that I just had to pass on. They have just launched their “Very Very Singapore Stopovers Campaign” in partnership with Singapore Tourism Board and what a campaign it is! The basic stopover package is priced from $35 US and includes a choice of accommodation at over 35 […]

TravelsWithSheila Guide to Atacama Desert, Chile

Now available on Amazon is my latest Fast & Easy Travel Guide to Atacama Desert. Have you ever considering visiting the Atacama Desert in Chile? Mention Atacama Desert and travelers usually respond, “Huh?” Well, Atacama in Northern Chile spans 41,000 square miles across four South American countries (really) and is the driest place in the […]

ANA Boeing 767-300 Tokyo to Taipei Economy Class

On the ground at Tokyo Narita Airport with another two hours between flights, we followed the same routine; into the United Club for an hour or so until time for the next flight on ANA Airways to Taipei. All Nippon Airways, commonly known as ANA, is a Japanese airline and member of Star Alliance. Skytrax gives […]

United Airlines Chicago to San Francisco to Tokyo to Taipei

Go ahead. Ask me again, “Sheila, why do you like to travel?” Even I wonder why after reviewing the itinerary which begins with: a 7:00a (CST) United Airlines Chicago-San Francisco flight; 11:00a (PST) United Airlines San Francisco-Tokyo (Narita Airport) flight; and then ANA Airlines at 5:55p (UTC+09:00) Tokyo-Taipei. The only good thing was the longest portion […]

What to Know about Planning Travel to Taiwan

Air? Sigh… There are no nonstop flights from Chicago to Taipei on United Airlines, our carrier of choice. The best we could do, involving time and cost was… Are you ready for this? Chicago-San Francisco-Tokyo (NRT – Narita Airport) on United Airlines then ANA from Narita Airport to Taipei (TPE – Taoyuan International Airport). If […]

One Night at the Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt Airport, Moerfelden

Study the Salzburg transportation map to decide which of three buses to Salzburg Mozart Airport stop near your hotel.  It will take 30-45 minutes depending on traffic, and fare is 2.40 Euro per person. Salzburg Airport is located a mere 4 kilometers/2.5 miles from the center, very close. TIP: Traffic in the inner city is beyond […]

Quick Information About Frankfurt am Main Airport

It is impossible to count how many times Marine Steve and I have rushed to make connections in different terminals at huge Frankfurt am Main Airport. Many times, the connection involves an overnight hotel stay before flying on the next day. My favorite United Airlines flight between Frankfurt and Chicago happens to leave at 8:20a, making […]

Luxurious Lufthansa Senator Lounge in Frankfurt Terminal 1, Z

Landing at Frankfurt am Main Airport in Terminal 1A Concourse, Steve and I made a beeline into the new 1Z Senator Lounge, only a hop, skip and jump from where we disembarked on the EU Departures and Arrivals level. Entrance is only for those who have reached Senator (upper tier) status on Lufthansa and Star Alliance […]

The Small but Excellent Vitosha Lounge, Sofia Airport

The Ancient Macedonia tour ended where it began, in Sofia, Bulgaria. We ordered a taxi and made our way back to modern, easy to navigate Sofia Airport for Leg 1; a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt, Germany. Leg 2 would not be until the next morning, Frankfurt to Chicago on my favorite United Airlines flight which […]

Hotel Budapest in Sofia, Bulgaria

The contemporary and relatively new Budapest Hotel, No. 92A Budapeshta Street (and also bookable through on the sidebar) is the Sofia hotel Explore Worldwide included in this tour. I took one look at the trolley tracks and busy traffic on Budapeshta Street and thought, “Oh no, a noisy, substandard hotel.” Substandard, no – noisy, yes unless […]