2022.04 Amsterdam weekend, Keukenhof and Rijksmuseum Part 1

A change in employer opened up the opportunity to do something that hadn’t happened since early in my career — travel around my birthday!  The only challenge was that I didn’t have a lot of vacation days, so this turned into a long weekend trip.  So, who doesn’t want to spend half their vacation traveling to go to Amsterdam?

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2021.12 Frankfurt Air canada maple leaf lounge and flight home

Our time in Germany was already over and it was time to travel home.  Starting our travel day directly connected to Frankfurt airport’s Terminal 1, it was a stress free day of travel.

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Air Canada Boeing 777-300 at a Vancouver International Airport gate

2022.03 Day trip to Vancouver

Travel had not yet returned because restrictions were still in place.  In response to that Air Canada, or Aeroplan, offered up ways to achieve frequent flyer status for 2023.  After some calculations, I realized I could achieve my goal by adding a round trip to Vancouver.  However, without vacation available, it was going to be a day trip!

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2021.10 Vancouver (Part 1)

In 2021 airfare, even Canadian domestic fares, were very low.  It became so low that I couldn’t pass up the chance to visit Vancouver.  We chose to go in the fall to avoid large crowds and hope that the we would have excellent weather.  After all, we were only going for a long weekend.

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