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by Hilary Stockton on 9/3/2015
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9/2/2015
Four Seasons Preferred Partner is worth switching to from an AMEX Fine Hotels & Resorts booking; a recent client booking at Four Seasons Maui at Wailea is the perfect example. As is often the case, I was contacted by a...
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9/1/2015
  This Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow Hotel Review is part of a trip report including Vienna and luxury hotels and dining in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. For the previous posts please see: Review: Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom Labstelle Wien Vienna Restaurant Review...
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8/31/2015
  Flying first class with a child? Which airlines and first class seats are best? Kimberly tweeted me "@TravelSort Do any airlines have 1st class seats for 2? Would be nice to not be across the aisle from my child."...
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8/30/2015
  This Labstelle Wien Vienna Restaurant Review is part of a trip report including Vienna and luxury hotels and dining in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. For the previous post, please see Review: Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom. Labstelle Wien Location Labstelle Wien...
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8/29/2015
  The 50K Lufthansa Miles & More card offer and several other offers are expiring soon, so here's a roundup, in case any of these cards or offers are ones you don't want to miss: 1. 50K Lufthansa Miles &...
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8/28/2015
  Where to travel with the strong U.S. dollar? The dollar's strength as a reserve currency is a boon to anyone earning U.S. dollars and traveling to some of the countries with currencies that have depreciated against the dollar. I...
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8/27/2015
  This Review of the InterContinental Berlin follows a fantastic trip to Italy, including stays at the Monastero Santa Rosa on the Amalfi Coast, Castello Banfi Il Borgo in Tuscany, and the Portrait Firenze Hotel in Florence. I had to...
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8/26/2015
  How Much to Tip in NYC? TravelSort reader Louise writes "As an Australian, tipping is not something we're used to, but I do understand that it's expected in the U.S.  My family and I will be visiting NYC in...
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8/25/2015
  This Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom Review is part of a trip report including Vienna and Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia. Our Vienna stay transpired because it was a convenient overnight from Florence (see our reviews of the Four Seasons...
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8/24/2015
  Should you keep or close credit cards after you receive the bonus? TravelSort reader Jason commented on my post Redeeming 800K Miles and Points: Why We Don't Save Our Miles "What do you do with the cards that you sign...
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8/23/2015
  This Pig + Khao NYC Brunch Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. We decided to give Pig + Khao, owned by Top Chef contestent Leah Cohen, a try, motivated in...
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8/22/2015
  Will an airline compensate you for a flight delay that means a lost work day? TravelSort reader Prabuddha comments on the Airline Passenger Bill of Rights post: "I was flying to Jakarta CGK via Tokyo Narita NRT and Bangkok...
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8/21/2015
This Review of the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Florence, Italy is part of a trip report featuring Florence, Rome, Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and Italy.  For the...
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8/20/2015
  Several Aman Resorts are offering 4th night free with Virtuoso benefits, which is a great deal. Aman Resort stays have been some of our most memorable, not only for their understated luxury, but also the kindness and intuitive thoughtfulness...
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8/19/2015
This Review of Breakfast and Dining at Four Seasons Firenze in Florence, Italy is part of a trip report featuring Florence, Rome, Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and Italy. ...
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8/18/2015
  A new Four Seasons Card is being given to Four Seasons' most loyal guests. No, it's NOT a rewards credit card, in case you were wondering--Four Seasons and the top luxury hotels such as Aman Resorts, The Peninsula, Mandarin...
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8/18/2015
  We love redeeming frequent flyer miles and points for award flights, and have already redeemed nearly 800,000 miles and points for our own travel next year, in addition to the many miles and points I've redeemed for clients via...
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8/17/2015
  OpenTable will devalue its program on August 25, 2016, when Dining Cheques will no longer be offered as a redemption. Instead, only Dining Reward Gifts will be offered. I discovered this after recently redeeming for a $20 OpenTable dining...
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8/16/2015
This Review of Four Seasons Firenze Hotel in Florence, Italy is part of a trip report featuring Florence, Rome, Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and Italy.  For the prior...
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8/15/2015
  Which no annual fee credit card can earn you miles for Europe award travel? TravelSort reader Ray writes: "I want to get a credit card to build airline milage. Prefer no annual fee. I put about $3000-$4000 on a...
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