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Middle Age Miles Will Be Blogging Again on Monday

We’re trying our first mobile blog post today, from a delayed and re-routed train meandering through the countryside of eastern France …

Middle Age Miles is on the tail end of a fabulous summer holiday in Switzerland and France, blemished only by today’s train ride that looks like it’ll roll into Paris about 5 1/2 hours late. Hopefully you followed our Instagram feed (@middleagemiles) to see pics of our adventures. In Switzerland, we visited the Rheinfall, Lucerne, Mt Pilatus, Kleine Scheidegg and the Jungfraujoch, and Zermatt and the iconic Matterhorn. In France, we checked off a huge bucket list item by attending two stages of the Tour de France, plus we explored the charming French town of Colmar.

If we can ever get to Paris today, we’ll spend our last vacation night in style and for the right price, using a Hilton Free Weekend Night certificate at the Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace in Versailles. And we’ll be flying back to the USA tomorrow on AA, hopefully with our Systemwide Upgrades clearing before departure so we can enjoy a nice, comfy flight.

We’ll be back online on Monday with more great points-and-miles strategies and travel tips. We can’t wait to share more of what we’ve learned!

Until then, we wish everyone a great weekend and safe travels! See you next week!

2 thoughts on “Middle Age Miles Will Be Blogging Again on Monday

  1. HS

    WA Trianon definitely a sweet spot for folks with Aspire (and other free nights via Ascend)… used three (!) free nights there for a long June weekend. Got a great corner-like room in the main building as a credit-card Diamond (Hilton upgrades remain a mystery to me, but this time it happened), and if the welcome drink isn’t enough, all spend at this place (as I’m sure you know) qualifies for the Aspire resort credit. Hope you get in in time to walk in the huge grounds (park) opposite the hotel. (Not part of the paying part of Versailles — frankly, the best parts of the grounds there are free!) The gate right there (Grille de la Reine) is always open for exit, which is to say that you can stroll in before 8pm (which I think is the apparent closing hour) and exit any time thereafter….

    1. Craig at Middle Age Miles Post author

      Hi HS – That’s awesome that you made a three-free-night weekend at the WA Trianon Palace! What a weekend that must have been. Thanks also for the great tips. We were hoping for a 1:30 arrival and leisurely day at the hotel and grounds. Now looks like our best case arrival scenario is around 6:15-6:30. Hopefully we can still sneak into the side entrance for a quick stroll and still make dinner at Gordon Ramsay au Trianon. We have a game plan there that involves 2 Aspire resort credits and the “Hilton in Europe” Amex Offer 🙂

      Hope your travels are good, and have a great weekend! ~Craig

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