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by Hilary Stockton on 2/24/2017
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2/22/2017
  Cheval Blanc Randheli is the best resort in the Maldives, and now there's a great "Infinite Bliss" offer of up to two free nights: Two complimentary nights when booking a 7 night stay (pay 5, stay 7)  One complimentary...
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2/22/2017
    It's been a crazy day, and not just with work. While New York City has a reputation for rude people, in my over 10 years living here I haven't experienced what I would consider ruder behavior here than...
Square_buy_alaska_miles_with_a_40_percent_bonus
2/21/2017
  Alaska Airlines again is offering a 40% bonus when buying Alaska Mileage Plan miles. Alaska recently was offering a 40% bonus, and I'm still hoping for a return of a 50% bonus, similar to the targeted bonus last year. Still,...
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2/20/2017
  This RedFarm NYC Review is one of our many Restaurant Reviews. One of my clients mentioned that RedFarm is one of his new favorite NYC restaurants, and not only encouraged me to try it, but very kindly arranged with one of the owners...
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2/19/2017
The Citi ThankYou Point 25% Transfer Bonus to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club expires March 2, 2017--is it worth taking advantage of? TravelSort Client Jim writes "I'm planning to close my Citi Prestige card before the $450 annual fee is charged,...
Square_starwood_luxury_privileges_benefits_and_how_to_book
2/18/2017
  Starwood Luxury Privileges is Starwood's preferred partner program, available exclusively when reserving through TravelSort or another Starwood Luxury Privileges travel advisor. Benefits are similar to Virtuoso and Four Seasons Preferred Partner, and include an upgrade if available at check-in; daily...
Square_review-gabriel_kreuther_nyc-1_michelin_star-dining_room
2/17/2017
  Gabriel Kreuther's eponymous NYC restaurant, which has 1 Michelin star, is one I've wanted to try for some time. Gabriel Kreuther was previously the Executive Chef at The Modern, before opening his own place. My husband and decided to...
Square_35k_spg_amex_and_35k_spg_business_amex_bonus_offers
2/16/2017
  There are 35K SPG AMEX and 35K SPG Business AMEX signup bonus offers again available, nearly one year after the first 35K SPG AMEX bonus offer appeared last March 3, 2016. The normal signup bonus for each of these cards is...
Square_best_no_fee_travel_credit_cards_to_downgrade_to
2/15/2017
  The top travel credit cards can come with high annual fees, which is why it's a good idea to have an exit strategy for cards that don't justify their benefits after you've earned the signup bonus. Here are three...
Square_review-british_airways_concorde_room_lounge_lhr-fireplace
2/14/2017
  The British Airways Concorde Room lounge offers private cabanas for passengers traveling in British Airways First Class, as well as complimentary 15 minute spa treatments at Elemis Spa. I although I previously reviewed this lounge a few years ago,...
Square_amex_offers-20k_amex_points_for_air_france_flight
2/13/2017
  AMEX Offers include 20,000 points for booking Air France, 3500 points for Hilton, and $100 off a Norwegian Cruise. To see these offers, you must log into your AMEX account and scroll down the page. Note that offers are...
Square_earn_ultimate_rewards_points_at_shop_through_chase_with_amex_or_other_credit_card
2/12/2017
  Can you earn Ultimate Rewards points at Shop Through Chase with an AMEX or another credit card? TravelSort reader Jeff writes "I plan to buy a new iPhone and would prefer to put it on my AMEX, since I've...
Square_loiseau_blanc_paris_restaurant_review
2/11/2017
  L'Oiseau Blanc is one of The Peninsula Paris Hotel's 3 main restaurants, along with LiLi and Le Lobby. It has the most spectacular setting of the three, on the hotel's glass atrium enclosed rooftop, with a view of the...
Square_which_travel_credit_cards_i'm_using_most_and_why
2/10/2017
  Which credit cards should you use for which spend? TravelSort reader Ann writes "I've read many of your previous travel credit card posts, but I'm curious about which credit cards you're using most now, and why. My husband and...
Square_review-le_royal_monceau-raffles_paris-swimming_pool
2/9/2017
  This Review of Le Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris is from my recent stay at the hotel while doing Paris hotel site inspections. While I tend to more frequently reserve The Peninsula Paris and Four Seasons Paris for guests, Le Royal...
Square_shangri-la_luxury_circle_program_changes
2/8/2017
  Today I woke up to over 100 emails, all from Chinese, who wanted to make Shangri-La Luxury Circle reservations at Shangri-La hotels in China. The reason? There are some Shangri-La Luxury Circle changes that take effect Friday February 10,...
Square_25k_aadvantage_miles_for_new_sprint_account
2/7/2017
Earn 25,000 AAdvantage Miles for a new Sprint account. Although not a new offer, since it's been extended from last year, I thought it worth mentioning for those considering a carrier switch, as I am. I'm in the market for a...
Square_review-members_dining_room-metropolitan_museum_of_art_nyc
2/6/2017
  The Members Dining Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC was one of our NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2017 picks for where to go. Normally you do need to be a Member of the Museum to make a reservation,...
Square_3x_jetblue_trueblue_points_for_amazon_spend
2/5/2017
  Earn 3X JetBlue TrueBlue Points at Amazon with your unique JetBlue link. While this offer has been around since last year, I missed posting about it, so better late than never. The great thing is that you can stack...
Square_flight_review-virgin_america_first_class_sfo-jfk
2/4/2017
  Virgin America First Class markets itself as the way to fly in style, but my recent flight experience was very much style (if you can call it that) over substance. Here's my review of Virgin America First Class: Virgin...
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