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by Hilary Stockton on 4/19/2017
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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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4/3/2017
  What's even better than a Four Seasons guaranteed upgrade at time of booking? A double upgrade! And fortunately, the Four Seasons Hong Kong, Four Seasons Shanghai, and Four Seasons hotels in Beijing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou are all offering a...
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3/22/2017
  We're currently in central Tokyo, which I haven't visited since living and working in Japan over 20 years ago. While I've sadly forgotten all my Japanese, it's been wonderful to revisit Tokyo and share it with my family, who...
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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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12/28/2016
  Have you ever seen an octopus while snorkeling? We saw an octopus--actually two of them--while snorkeling at Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives, after taking a 15-20 min. boat ride. The Maldives is one of my very favorite places...
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12/25/2016
  Happy Holiday from all of us to you! We wish you and your family a very happy holiday season and approaching New Year 2017. Wherever your holiday travels take you, I hope you'll be able to spend quality time with your...
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12/21/2016
  This Cheval Blanc Randheli Review is from our recent stay at the resort, during our third visit to the Maldives. I shared some early photos of the resort in my post, Wow! Style and Substance: Can You Guess the...
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12/19/2016
  This Cheval Blanc Randheli Lounge Review is part of our recent return trip to the Maldives. Visiting the Maldives and interested in the best possible stay? To date, we've stayed at 6 different Maldives luxury resorts--see our posts tagged Maldives. For...
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11/29/2016
  JetBlue is offering 20% off Flights today and tomorrow only, in celebration of its inaugural flight from NYC to Havana, Cuba. Here are the details: Travel December 7, 2016 to February 15, 2017, except for blackout dates December 16-January...
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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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11/26/2016
  What are the best places to visit in December? For anyone looking for Christmas and New Year's, I advise planning a year in advance for popular resort destinations, although city breaks can be planned with less lead time. And...
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10/18/2016
  This Cathay Pacific The Pier Class Lounge HKG Review is from a recent Cathay Pacific First Class trip, including stays at luxury hotels in Hong Kong and Vietnam. Cathay Pacific reopened its renovated The Pier Business Class Lounge earlier this year, in May...
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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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9/16/2016
  Summer in Moscow, Russia is full of flowers and a festive atmosphere. If you only get your impressions of Russia from newspapers and Hollywood films, you'd be excused for thinking that the Russian capital is grim, grey and dangerous....
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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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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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