Crowne Plaza Brugge Review

Crowne Plaza Brugge Review Brugge (or Bruges) was, in the 15th century, one of the most important cities in Europe.  It was a port city until the harbor silted up; leaving the city in a state of decay for centuries until it reinvented itself as a tourist destination in the … Read more

Aspire Lounge Zurich (ZRH)

Aspire Lounge Zurich (ZRH) Zurich Airport, or Flughafen Zürich, is a modern airport and the hub for Swiss International Air Lines.  I ended up with a six hour layover between Tivat, Montenegro and Luxembourg after one of my flights was canceled in the chaos of summer 2022 travel. The Aspire … Read more

Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora Review

Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora Review Podgorica is the capitol of Montenegro and accessible by the Montenegro Express train from Belgrade.  Montenegro is a “new” country; formed in 2006 when Serbia and Montenegro split apart.  The Hilton, which opened in 2016, is a complete update of the 1953 Crna Gora Hotel, … Read more

Tips for Visiting Belgrade as a Solo Traveler

Tips for Visiting Belgrade as a Solo Traveler Belgrade is known as a party destination for Western Europeans.  Most Americans probably wouldn’t even think to consider a visit.  The Serbian capital (and formerly part of Yugoslavia) was bombed during the NATO campaign of 1999.  Today it is a modern city … Read more