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by Hilary Stockton on 12/17/2016
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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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5/29/2016
  An ATM card skimming scam can ruin a trip, even if you do later get the money back. And if your ATM card isn't from a U.S. bank or other country with strong consumer protection laws, then it's also...
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5/6/2016
  What's the best place to see a kiwi in New Zealand? Even many Kiwis (as New Zealanders call themselves) have never seen a kiwi, their endangered national bird, in the wild. Certainly it's possible to see kiwis at the...
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4/22/2016
  This Bora Bora Pure Snorkeling Review is part of a trip report on Bora Bora and New Zealand luxury resorts, dining and activities. For the prior posts, please see: Review: American A321 Business Class New York to Los Angeles Paradise!...
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4/18/2016
  This Bora Bora Dream Pictures Review is part of a trip report on Bora Bora, Tahiti and New Zealand luxury resorts, dining and activities. Since neither of us is anything remotely resembling a professional photographer, we often wish we...
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4/14/2016
  What are the Top 10 Things to Do at Four Seasons Bora Bora? Without question, the resort is very relaxing, and it would be easy to simply destress by sleeping in and relaxing at your overwater bungalow. But while that...
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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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1/28/2016
  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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