Spectacular Spain!

Back in December, my dearest friend Aaron and I discovered an awesome airfare deal on Delta, round-trip from almost any major city in the US to several cites in Europe for $405! As I live in Chicago and he lives in San Francisco, this was a great chance for us to travel together without one or the other racking up extra costs. Some good friends of ours had moved to Spain about a year ago, so we decided on Madrid and figured that late April would be a fine time to visit. We coordinated our flights so that we would layover in the same cities (NYC on the outbound and ATL on the return) and fly together on the transatlantic portions. We are both Gold Medallions on Delta, which comes with the nice perk of free access to the SkyClubs when traveling internationally, so we were able to enjoy those layovers in style! Continue reading “Spectacular Spain!”

Voyages in Vietnam

Vietnam, oh Vietnam. Where to start with the vibrant, virulent, verdant, vexing vortex that is Vietnam? It was the best of times, it was the worst of times? I think someone used that before me, but it remains no less apt. Of the many lands I’ve traveled to on this great adventure, Vietnam was near the top of my list of those I was most excited to explore, though I can’t really pinpoint the reason why. There was never a dull moment, that’s for sure. Continue reading “Voyages in Vietnam”