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by Hilary Stockton on 4/23/2017
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4/23/2017
We took the Premium Express Shimakaze train from Nagoya to Ise Shima, to reach our next destination, Amanemu. There is no shinkansen service to Ise Shima, so, apart from helicopter, the fastest way to get there from Tokyo is by...
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4/19/2017
  The Japan Rail Pass is useful if you'll be taking the shinkansen and other JR trains in Japan. We used our Japan Rail Pass on 5 different trains while in Japan, including 2 shinkansen journeys, 2 limited express journeys,...
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4/4/2017
  This The Backstreet Guides Tokyo Tour Review and Photos post is part of a Japan trip report featuring ANA First Class, JAL Business Class, Tokyo luxury hotels and Kyoto luxury hotels, and great dining in Tokyo and Kyoto. For...
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3/14/2017
  Do you book travel early or wait for last minute deals? While there can certainly be good last minute airfare or hotel deals if you're not particular about where you go or where you stay, there are many reasons...
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3/12/2017
  We recently made a quick trip to lovely Sarasota, Florida, and visited the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium there.  It's a perfect family place to spend a few hours looking at the fish and marine mammals (manatees!), and learning about...
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2/27/2017
  Have kids who enjoy Pokémon? The Peninsula Tokyo offers a Pokémon package that is perfect for Pokémon fans, called Pokémon Hotel Adventure: The Power of Ten. Here's what the package offers, along with a FAQ to help with questions. Plus, don't forget...
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2/3/2017
  The Chase Private Client Arts and Culture Card offers complimentary admission for the cardholder and guest (sometimes several guests) at museums and cultural attractions in NYC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Seattle, Florida, Arizona and Texas. It...
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12/17/2016
The Park Hyatt Maldives Things to Do Include a Manager's Cocktail Reception every Saturday, at 6:30pm, hosted by Park Hyatt Maldives General Manager Mariano Silvestri and his team. There are several reasons you may want to go and not miss...
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11/28/2016
  Have 24 Hours in Washington, DC? While I recommend a long weekend or 4 days if possible, you can still spend a very worthwhile day seeing some of the U.S. capital's most renowned memorials and museums--just don't try to...
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10/16/2016
  AMEX is offering 2X points at small businesses through the end of 2016, after you enroll your card. Best of all, the offer applies to SPG AMEX cards, as well as AMEX Membership Rewards cards such as the AMEX...
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9/24/2016
  This Review of the Space Museum and VDNKh Exhibtion Center in Moscow is part of a new Russia trip report that includes St. Petersburg and Moscow. Visiting Russia? See all of our posts tagged Russia. VDNKh stands for Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnogo Khozyaystva...
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8/28/2016
  The Summer Garden (Летний сад) is the oldest garden in St. Petersburg, Russia, and dates back to 1704, when Peter the Great established his summer residence there and is said to have personally designed the garden, with additional planting and...
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8/19/2016
  NYC Broadway Week offers two for one tickets on select shows for the two weeks of September 5-18. While we rarely see Broadway shows, I'll be taking advantage of this to take my son to his first musical, and...
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8/13/2016
  This Warner Brothers Studio Tour-The Making of Harry Potter Review was one of my son's favorite things to do during our recent visit to London. Planning a family trip to London? See all our posts tagged London. For our hotel site...
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8/8/2016
  AMEX Small Business Saturday will return on November 26, 2016 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) but we don't yet know if there will be AMEX targeted offers for statement credit. Previously, 2010-2012, there was $25 statement credit for $25 in small...
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7/27/2016
  Bringing Kids to London? This Review of London's Natural History Museum Dinosaur Exhibit is for you, and is based on our recent visit to London. Visiting London? See all our posts tagged London. For our hotel site inspection reports...
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7/16/2016
  Our 10 Tips for St. Petersburg, Russia are based on client feedback, as well as my own stays in this "Venice of the North," where I've spent about a year in total over the course of over 20 years....
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7/15/2016
  This Review of a Hidden Paris Gourmet Walking Tour is from our recent small group tour with our wonderfully charismatic guide, Eglantine. Hidden Paris also offers other small group tours as well as private tours, which I'll detail below....
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7/7/2016
  Paris is a great place to explore by foot, and Paris Muse Private Walking Tours include several family-friendly walks including the Paris Discovery Walk, which we were fortunate to be able to experience with Raquel Granda as our guide. Raquel is...
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6/17/2016
  Spain's Costa Brava (literally, "rugged coast") certainly enjoys a beautiful and dramatic landscape, but there's much more to it than meets the eye. Located northeast of Barcelona, the Costa Brava attracted Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and other...
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