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by Hilary Stockton on 2/5/2016
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2/6/2016
  This Din Tai Fung Sydney Review of the Westfield Sydney food court location is from our recent trip to Sydney, Australia. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see:...
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2/4/2016
  With Chase Refer a Friend 2016, earn up to 100K bonus points. In prior years, Chase has limited bonus points earned from Chase Refer a Friend to 50K Ultimate Rewards points per calendar year, across all Chase cards, business...
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2/3/2016
  This Park Hyatt Sydney The Dining Room Restaurant Review is from our recent trip to Sydney, Australia. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see: Review: Qantas First Class...
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2/2/2016
A 50K AMEX Premier Rewards Gold card offer is available, better than the standard 25,000 bonus offer. The AMEX Premier Rewards Gold is better than the AMEX Platinum for spending even after earning the signup bonus, thanks to its 3X...
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2/1/2016
  This Park Avenue Winter NYC Restaurant Week Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. Getting to Park Avenue Winter Park Avenue Winter is located at 360 Park Avenue South at...
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1/31/2016
Expiring Deals include British Airways 4500 Avios Awards, AMEX's Jet.com Offer, and NYC Restaurant Week. Here are the details: 1. British Airways 4500 Avios Awards: Last Day to Book is Monday, February 1, 2016 As I wrote in British Airways...
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1/30/2016
  This Manly Ferry from Manly Beach to Circular Quay, Sydney Review is from our recent trip to Sydney, Australia. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see: Review: Qantas...
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1/29/2016
  These Top 20 Virtuoso 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free Offers complement my prior post, Top 20 Four Seasons 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free Offers, 2016 from earlier this week.  Become a TravelSort Client if you'd like to enjoy these...
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1/28/2016
  This Palm Beach and The Boathouse Pam Beach Review is from our visit on a recent trip to Sydney, Australia. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see: Review:...
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1/27/2016
  How long do AMEX Membership Rewards points transfers take? TravelSort reader Craig writes "How long do AMEX Membership Rewards points transfers to airline partners such as Delta take? I thought most transfers were instant, but it's been 5 hours...
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1/26/2016
This Featherdale Wildlife Park Review is from our visit on a recent trip to Sydney, Australia. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see: Review: Qantas First Class A380 London...
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1/25/2016
  These are the top 20 Four Seasons 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free offers in 2016, naturally a very subjective list based on my own and my clients' experiences of many of these resorts and hotels, the destinations,...
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1/24/2016
  This Social Brew Cafe Sydney Review is from our breakfast visit on a recent trip to Sydney, Australia. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see: Review: Qantas First...
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1/23/2016
  Welcome to Winter Storm Jonas, NYC. I think the NY Times opinion writer David Dudley has it right, in his piece today "In Case of Blizzard, Do Nothing," with choice quotes such as these: "Gloriously, if briefly, [the snow]...
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1/22/2016
  Earn 3X AAdvantage miles for restaurants and theaters through 3/31/16 if you've received a targeted bonus offer, so check your snail mail. While we've mostly been focused on redeeming AAdvantage miles ahead of the 2016 AAdvantage Award Chart Devaluation, I'm...
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1/21/2016
  This Review of the Park Hyatt Sydney is from our recent Australia and New Zealand trip. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see: Review: Qantas First Class...
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1/20/2016
  What are the best Singapore Suites on the A380, Singapore First Class and Singapore Business Class award flight redemptions from the West Coast to Asia? TravelSort reader Mark writes "Without going into too much detail, could you provide your...
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1/19/2016
  This Eichardt's Bar Queenstown Restaurant Review is from our recent visit to Queenstown, New Zealand. For prior posts in our trip report on New Zealand luxury lodges and fine dining, please see: Review: Eagles Nest, Bay of Islands, New Zealand...
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1/17/2016
  $450 in AMEX and Citi Prestige airline fee credits have posted to my accounts, helping justify these cards' hefty annual fees. As I wrote in AMEX Platinum vs. Citi Prestige: Which Travel Credit Card?, the nice thing about the Citi Prestige is that...
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1/16/2016
  This Matakauri Lodge Dining Review is from our recent visit to Queenstown, New Zealand. For prior posts in our trip report on New Zealand luxury lodges and fine dining, please see: Review: Eagles Nest, Bay of Islands, New Zealand...
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