I have arrived in NYC!

Thu 15 September 2011 by Thomas Van Doren

Six Days in New York City!

Tue 13 September 2011 by Thomas Van Doren

I found a cheap mid-week flight to New York City a few weeks ago on Kayak. I have used Kayak fairly often in the last year or two, and I have always been impressed! I am especially excited for the new Hacker Fares feature.

Enough about Kayak, though, I will …

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Eurotrip - Four days in Paris

Sun 10 April 2011 by Thomas Van Doren

Paris was spectacular! The weather was a bit drizzly, but I did get one full day of sunshine as I made my way through a four day whirlwind tour of monuments and museums.

The first museum I visited was the Louvre. It is huge. I cannot believe how big the …

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Eurotrip - Five Days in Barcelona

Sun 03 April 2011 by Thomas Van Doren

I had an exciting five days in Barcelona. The weather was nice, the time changed (to DST), I saw some great Gaudi buildings, and ate some amazing food.

My hostel was located on the south side of the Eixample neighborhood, in the middle of huge clothing stores and near La …

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Eurotrip - Four Days in Firenze

Sat 26 March 2011 by Thomas Van Doren

I had an absolutely wonderful time in Florence! It is clearly a city for tourists, but the museums and landmarks are, none-the-less, magnificent. I was completely exhausted every night from walking around the small city and its museums. I probably gained five pounds just from eating the gelato every day …

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Eurotrip - Three days in Zurich

Mon 21 March 2011 by Thomas Van Doren

I arrived in Zurich 21 hours after leaving Seattle. I took the train from the airport which provided some pretty exciting views of Zurich.

I love the feeling in Zurich. The buildings are mostly old. The windows all have shutters. There are lots of cobbled streets and narrow walkways.

I …

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Eurotrip Day 1 - Toronto!?

Thu 17 March 2011 by Thomas Van Doren

After staying up all night celebrating the end of my academic career, I was whisked to Toronto, Canada via Air Canada.

I had a six hour layover, which lead to an exploration of the Toronto airport. Turns out Coyote Jacks Grill is a pretty good 'fast food' concept. By American …

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Europe - Itinerary

Sat 12 March 2011 by Thomas Van Doren

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I will be traveling through Europe in the latter part of March into early April. I considered going to several places including Germany and Amsterdam, but ultimately I decided to go with my original plan. So, Zurich, Florence, Barcelona, and Paris are the …

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European Trek

Tue 15 February 2011 by Thomas Van Doren

I have booked a trip to Europe at the end of Winter quarter! w00t!

I will be flying in and out of Zurich. I am hoping to travel to two or three other countries during my 18 day adventure. I am considering Florence, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; and Paris, France. I …

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