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by Hilary Stockton on 9/1/2015
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8/13/2015
  This Review of Le Volpi e L'Uva Wine Bar in Florence, Italy is part of a trip report featuring Florence, Rome, Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and Italy. ...
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8/12/2015
  American AAdvantage award ticket change fees are different from most other frequent flyer programs, so I often get questions about AAdvantage award changes by readers and my Award Booking Service clients. Now I'll be able to just send folks...
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8/11/2015
  This Review of a Walks Inside Florence Private Guided Tour of Florence in Florence, Italy is part of a trip report featuring Florence, Rome, Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in...
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8/10/2015
  The Hyatt Visa offers 2 free nights at any Hyatt (including Park Hyatts), and for awhile there's been an offer when booking a Hyatt property online that gives you a $50 statement credit. But the above-linked offer also gives...
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8/9/2015
  This Portrait Firenze Hotel Review in Florence, Italy is part of a trip report featuring the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and Italy.  For the...
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8/8/2015
  A 70K United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card is being targeted to some applicants, apparently. TravelSort reader Nick writes "I recently received a 70,000 bonus offer for the United MileagePlus Business Explorer card in the mail. I have the personal...
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8/7/2015
  This Castello Banfi Winery Tour and Wine Tasting Review in Tuscany, Italy is part of a trip report featuring the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin...
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8/6/2015
  What is Delta's Lounge Access Policy for Guests and Kids? And when using an AMEX Platinum, what's the best strategy for gaining access for a spouse and kids? TravelSort reader Diana writes "Do you have a suggestion for getting...
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8/5/2015
  You can buy Alaska miles with a 35% bonus until August 9, but is it worth it? It could be--if you redeem for Emirates A380 First Class and value that experience. That said, if you're sitting on plenty of...
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8/4/2015
  The new Four Seasons Seoul is now accepting reservations for arrivals from October 15, 2015, plus it's offering an opening special that is combinable with all Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits. Here are the hotel highlights, followed by the...
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8/3/2015
  This review of La Sala dei Grappoli at Castello Banfi Il Borgo in Tuscany, Italy is part of a trip report featuring the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities...
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8/2/2015
Which travel credit card will maximize miles earned for for American Airlines flights? TravelSort reader Kenji writes: "I'm writing to glean some of your travel savvy expertise. I'll be flying from Washington DC DCA to Memphis MEM once a month...
Square_review-castello_banfi_il_borgo-outdoor_swimming_pool
8/1/2015
  This review of Castello Banfi Il Borgo in Tuscany, Italy is part of a trip report featuring the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and...
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7/31/2015
  How to Fly First Class to Europe with Alaska frequent flyer miles? TravelSort reader Barbara writes: "We have built up over $2.4 million frequent flyer miles in Alaska Air Mileage Plan. Now that we are able to start using them, we...
Square_herculaneum_photo_tour-mosaic_at_house_of_neptune_and_amphritite
7/30/2015
  This Herculaneum Photo tour post is part of a trip report featuring the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and Italy.  For the prior posts,...
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7/29/2015
If an Airline Changes Your Reserved Seat, Can You Get Your Seat Back? For some travelers, it's news that you are never guaranteed a particular airline seat, even when you have a reserved seat. Why Airlines May Change Your Seat...
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7/28/2015
  This review of Ristorante Il Refettorio at Monastero Santa Rosa in Conca dei Marini on the Amalfi Coast is part of a trip report featuring the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury...
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7/27/2015
Stellar hotel housekeeping is great; overzealous housekeeping, not so much. Exasperated TravelSort reader Paul writes "Why is it that whenever I have a 4pm late checkout and even put a "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door, housekeeping still tries...
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7/26/2015
  These Paestum Greek temple photos are part of a trip report featuring the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and Italy.  For the prior posts,...
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7/25/2015
Will your family earn 1 million frequent flyer miles and points this year? Since we're over 6 months into 2015, I thought I'd do a mid-year post on our progress so far with our miles and points earning. For new...
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7/30/2015
  This Herculaneum Photo tour post is part of a trip report featuring the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and Italy.  For the prior posts,...
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  Maximizing the AMEX Platinum Airline Credit is one of my more popular posts, but it's been a couple years so I thought I'd provide a concrete example of taking $200-$400 off of an American Airlines ticket. How so? The...
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  This review of Singapore Suites A380 New York JFK to Frankfurt, with a kid, is part of a trip report featuring Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and Italy.  For...
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This Shake Shack NYC review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. Strangely, I've never posted a review of Shake Shack, which we probably visit every 2-3 months. We like a...
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7/3/2015
    Update: See my Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa Review and Ristorante Il Refettorio review for more details! I've seen and stayed at many luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, but sometimes there's still a property that makes my jaw...
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6/3/2015
  There's a 20K Chase Freedom Signup Bonus Offer, which I've added to the Best Travel Credit Cards page. The usual signup bonus is just 10,000 points (or $100), so if you were planning to get this card anyway, it's a good time....