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Dominic is a full-time consultant who aims to bring you news and inspiration about the best travel experiences, destinations, and industry insights without all the unnecessary fluff. Focus is on American AAdvantage and Starwood / Marriott loyalty programs.

Travel Guide: Oktoberfest 2016 in Germany

If you’re heading to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest 2016 (or you are thinking about doing so), you’re going to want to pay attention to this post. Seeing as I have never gone to Oktoberfest before, I set out on a mission to talk to people that have so that I could bring you all the front line tips and tricks. I’ve used numerous resources like FlyerTalk, Reddit, and Google to get the very best information and made sure I cross-checked it with other sources for accuracy. The responses were hilarious and I have to say (as a warning, but not to deter you), the recurring theme I’m seeing is that Oktoberfest is a mess, a tourist trap, and Germans pretty much stay away. One native told me about a particular hill that is apparently the place to be if you need to vomit. If this event still sounds like something you want to partake in (or if you bought your flight and can’t turn back), read below for the deets. Here’s what we’ll talk about: How to get there Where to stay What to do What not to do How to Get There The true Oktoberfest or Die Wiesn (as known by the locals) is held in Munich. If you’re coming from the U.S. or Canada, you have a few options for direct flights: Toronto (Air Canada) Philadelphia (American...

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Stay at This Incredible Iceland Hotel With a Free Stopover

If you’ve been thinking of visiting Iceland, now may be the time. Starwood acquired one of the most mind-boggling properties and Icelandair is offering an incredible deal that you will definitely want to consider, even if you weren’t currently planning to stop in Iceland on your way to/from Europe. When you package the hotel with the flight deal, you have yourself a perfect Icelandic adventure! The Hotel A few months back, Starwood unveiled its new brand of Design Hotels, one of which being the ION Luxury Adventure Hotel in Nesjavellir, Iceland, about one hour’s drive from Reykjavik. The hotel...

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