Oslo City Centre Hotel


We booked the Oslo City Centre Hotel to be near the major sights in Oslo.  Located on Stortingsgata across the park from Karl Johans Gate, the Oslo hotel is close to everything. After a 50 minute train ride from Gardermoen …

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Best Credit Card for Travel – How to Avoid Foreign Transaction Fees


It’s no fun finding foreign transaction fees on your credit card statement. Use your card for any transaction other than your native currency — even online — and the card will likely charge between 1 and 3% in currency conversion …

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Passport Expires in Six Months? You May Be Blocked or Denied Entry


It turns out that passport expiration dates aren’t what they seem. Certain countries will deny access if your passport expires within three — or even six months. The short story is: Don’t risk traveling with a passport that will expire …

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Couch Surfing vs. Hostels vs. AirBnB vs. Hotels


When it comes to where we stay when traveling, we must choose which is more important: Budget or luxury? Authentic adventure or assured comfort? Here is the spectrum available to the traveler: Couch Surfing: Budget = Great. Authentic Adventure (and …

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Mandalay Bay Las Vegas


If you’re looking for a top poolside experience, all other things being equal, Mandalay Bay is your destination. Located on the South end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Mandalay Bay Hotel was built in 1998 and boasts 3,300 rooms …

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Las Vegas Night Clubs – XS Nightclub


Bewildered by the long list of Las Vegas Nightclubs? Here’s one that tops all others I’ve visited so far. We all want the BEST Las Vegas experience and I’ve found the right mixture for just that. To make this cocktail, …

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Ice Club Rome, Italy


Famous for it’s chill atmosphere the Ice Club is a must visit on a warm Summer night in Rome. Or even perhaps in Winter! I visited with a group of friends in December of 2009 — and even for a …

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