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by Hilary Stockton on 5/23/2017
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5/22/2017
  The Hyatt Regency Kyoto has three restaurants: The Grill, where a breakfast buffet is served daily; Trattoria Sette, an Italian restaurant on the 2nd floor; and Touzan, its Japanese restaurant. We tried offerings from all three during our brief...
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5/21/2017
  3X JetBlue TrueBlue Points for Amazon Spend has been possible since late last year, although points have been relatively slow to post, taking anywhere from a few weeks to a couple months. For example, JetBlue TrueBlue points have posted for...
Square_paris_hotels_with_eiffel_tower_views-peninsula_paris_garden_suite
5/20/2017
  For couples honeymooning in Paris or visiting it for the first time for their anniversary or a birthday, a popular question is which Paris luxury hotels offer Eiffel Tower views. There are several, and the ones below also offer...
Square_hyatt_regency_kyoto_review
5/19/2017
  The Hyatt Regency Kyoto was built in 2006, so it's older than newer properties such as the Four Seasons Kyoto (2016) and also the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto (2014).  TravelSort Clients receive these Virtuoso benefits: Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability Daily...
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5/18/2017
  For clients who value tranquility and personalized luxury when they get away, I highly recommend Aman Resorts. Most, except for Aman Tokyo, are in remote and beautiful locations, or near a UNESCO World Heritage site, such as Amanjiwo, near...
Square_kinosaki_onsen_nishimuraya_honkan-fresh_matsuba_crab_boiled
5/17/2017
  Nishimuraya Honkan in Kinosaki Onsen is one of 20 Relais & Chateaux properties in Japan, and was highly recommended to me by a TravelSort Client who has been countless times to Japan. Kinosaki Onsen is a popular mountain resort...
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5/16/2017
  The Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 Travel Credit is changing to once per card member year, as of May 21, 2017, per Reddit, and can be seen on the Chase Sapphire Reserve Rewards page in the terms, screenshot below.   ...
Square_3_reasons_alaska_miles_arent_worth_earning
5/15/2017
  On the face of it, Alaska Mileage Plan miles are a great frequent flyer currency, with many partners, lower award chart rates in many cases, and a generous stopover policy that applies even to one way partner awards. But...
Square_kyoto_for_kids-fushimi_inari_red_gates
5/14/2017
  Kyoto is a wonderful place to visit with kids, even though it's best known for its many beautiful temples and cultural attractions. With toddlers and young kids you'll want to allow plenty of time in parks, at the Kyoto...
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5/13/2017
  Air Canada will replace Aeroplan, launching its own rewards program in 2020. While it may be possible to still redeem Aeroplan miles for Air Canada award flights after June 2020, it won't be possible to use Aeroplan miles for...
Square_new_four_seasons_hotels-four_seasons_at_surf_club_miami_beach
5/12/2017
  Want to stay at a new Four Seasons hotel? Here are the newest Four Seasons hotels and resorts, from the now open Four Seasons Surfside in Miami, Florida, which is already open, to the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at...
Square_a_good_use_for_our_british_airways_avios
5/11/2017
  After the multiple British Airways award chart devaluations I've had a little over 50,000 Avios languising in my BA Executive Club account, with no use for them. British Airways Avios can still provide decent value on short intra-regional flights...
Square_us_laptop_ban_will_expand_to_flights_from_europe
5/10/2017
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will expand the ban on laptops as cabin baggage in all flights from Europe to the U.S., with the announcement expected tomorrow, Thursday, according to The Daily Beast. Back in March, the Department of...
Square_four_seasons_kyoto_breakfast_at_brasserie_review
5/9/2017
Brasserie at Four Seasons Kyoto is where breakfast is served daily. There's a diverse breakfast buffet, as well as a la carte options. When reserving as a TravelSort Client, you enjoy a full buffet breakfast for two daily (alternatively you...
Square_100k_ultimate_rewards_points_for_a_chase_mortgage
5/8/2017
Earn 100K Ultimate Rewards points for a Chase Mortgage on a new home. 100,000 points is a good number, but keep in mind that you can earn 80K-100K Ultimate Rewards points if approved for an Ink Business Preferred card (some...
Square_unaccompanied_minor_service-5_best_airlines
5/7/2017
  If your child is traveling alone as an unaccompanied minor, or even if s/he is on the same flight but in a different cabin or class of service, you may need to use the airline's unaccompanied minor service. Fortunately,...
Square_sushi_wakon_kyoto_review-chefs_trained_by_rei_masuda
5/6/2017
    Sushi Wakon is the sushi bar at the Four Seasons Kyoto, and created by Chef Rei Masuda, who earned 2 Michelin stars for his 6 seat sushi bar Sushi Masuda in Tokyo, which he opened in 2015 after...
Square_30k_amex_everyday_preferred_or_15k_amex_everyday_card
5/5/2017
  The 30K AMEX EveryDay Preferred and 15K AMEX EveryDay cards are getting renewed interest, as AMEX makes it more expensive to hold the AMEX Platinum, with its $550 annual fee (see AMEX Platinum Raises Fee to $550, Adds Uber Credit)...
Square_transfer_spg_points_to_aadvantage_with_a_56_percent_bonus
5/4/2017
  Earn 25% Extra on SPG transfers to American AAdvantage through June 15, 2017. As there's already a 25% bonus when you transfer Starpoints in increments of 20,000 points, the 25% extra mileage bonus gives you an effective 56% SPG transfer...
Square__four_seasons_kyoto_review-swimming_pool_underwater_lounge_chairs
5/3/2017
  The Four Seasons Kyoto is a very new property, having just opened in October 2016. The hotel is in a lovely setting in the Higashiyama District, next to a 5 acre garden and pond, and has just 123 rooms and...
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