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by Hilary Stockton on 2/22/2017
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2/2/2017
  This Review of David Toutain in Paris is from my recent visit, when I stayed at The Peninsula Paris. David Toutain has worked with the best of the best, from Alain Passard (Arpege) to Bernard Pacaud to Pierre Gagnaire, and many diners...
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2/1/2017
  The AMEX Blue for Business Card offers 10X at U.S. restaurants for the first 6 months, up to $2000 on purchases (so 20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points) if you apply by February 22, 2017. Although the offer's been out...
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1/31/2017
  My Shangri-La Luxury Circle Program Benefits post resulted in quite a bit of interest and bookings from existing and new clients alike, along with some questions, the most common being "Are there any Luxury Circle upgrades to suites or...
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1/30/2017
  Perry St in NYC's West Village was one of our NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2017 picks for where to go. The restaurant is helmed by Cedric Vongerichten, son of Jean-Georges Vengerichten, and the chef behind the menu at AMEX's...
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1/29/2017
  Some of Tokyo's best luxury hotels have some excellent offers right now for winter-spring 2017 stays. Naturally most of these offers exclude some dates during peak cherry blossom season, typically late March-early April in Tokyo, but there's still plenty...
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1/28/2017
  This The Peninsula Paris Review is from my recent stay at the hotel, which has quickly become one of the best Paris luxury hotels and a client favorite. A great advantage of reserving it as a TravelSort Client is...
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1/27/2017
  Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Avianca, and several small airlines have joined TSA PreCheck. This is great news for those flying Emirates to Dubai, as we recently did on our Emirates A380 First Class flight on our way to the Maldives,...
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1/26/2017
  Some airlines are better than others when it comes to peanut and nut allergies. These allergies are some of the most prevalent of all allergies, and in general I'm very sympathetic to allergy sufferers, given that in my family...
Square_la_palme_dor_cannes_restaurant_review-table_setting
1/25/2017
  This Review of La Palme d'Or Restaurant in Cannes, which is the only 2 Michelin star restaurant in Cannes, is from my recent stay at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez. I reserved my stay with Virtuoso benefits, which in...
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1/24/2017
  75K AMEX Platinum and 75K AMEX Business Gold Rewards bonus offers are available to many, using private browsing (Safari) or an Incognito browser window (Google Chrome). To maximize your chances of seeing the offers, be sure to clear your...
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1/23/2017
  This Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez Review of a Prestige Suite Seaview is from a recent visit to Cannes in the south of France. See our other Virtuoso hotel reviews and offers. and Hyatt hotel reviews and posts. TravelSort...
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1/22/2017
  The 100K AMEX Business Platinum bonus offer expires January 25, and is the highest public offer ever for this card, although there have been some targeted 150K bonus offers (typically to people who have never had an AMEX card...
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1/21/2017
  Korean Air SkyPass Miles Can Book Partner Awards Online; prior to late December 2016 only Korean Air flight awards could be booked online. While SkyTeam is my least favorite alliance, and I personally would rather redeem Korean Air SkyPass...
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1/20/2017
  This Review of Le Park 45 Restaurant in Cannes, France is from my recent lunch there during ILTM Cannes. Le Park 45 has 1 Michelin star and has been led by Chef Sebastian Broda since 2009. The Pastry Chef...
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1/19/2017
  Heading to London? Some top London luxury hotel offers are worth mentioning, some with 3rd night or 4th night free or the equivalent of 5th night free (at a brand new Four Seasons) plus Virtuoso or preferred partner benefits. Plus,...
Square_review-british_airways_first_class_747-seat_2a
1/18/2017
  British Airways First Class is often panned in blogger reviews, compared to other international first class products. But the fact remains that British Airways has the most first class flights and seats between Europe and the U.S., by virtue...
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1/17/2017
  We love New Zealand and many of my clients either have it on their wish list or want to return. So it's great to see Air New Zealand Business Class award space open for many dates in May, June,...
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1/16/2017
  This review of the British Airways Concorde Room at New York JFK is part of a new trip report including British Airways First Class flights, the Concorde Room at London Heathrow, and luxury hotels and dining in Paris and...
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1/15/2017
  It's possible to be matched to a 60,000 bonus AAdvantage miles offer for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select, by sending Citi a secure message. Recently I wrote that there's a 50K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select offer without the 24...
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1/14/2017
  The $200 AMEX Platinum Airline Fee Credit isn't as easy for most people to use as the $250 Citi Prestige airfare credit or the $300 Chase Sapphire Reserve travel credit, for a couple reasons: It's restricted to one airline,...
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  It's possible to be matched to a 60,000 bonus AAdvantage miles offer for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select, by sending Citi a secure message. Recently I wrote that there's a 50K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select offer without the 24...
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  Update: Application Link has expired. Please see Best Travel Credit Cards for the current best credit card offers.  -------- A 100K AMEX Platinum Bonus Offer is available--act fast if you haven't had this card before and want the 100,000 Membership Rewards...
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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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11/23/2016
  This review of Seasons and ENO Wine Bar at Four Seasons Washington DC is part of a Washington DC trip report. For prior posts, please see: Four Seasons Washington DC Hotel Review Review: The Red Hen, Washington, DC Four...
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12/31/2016
How was your 2016 in travel, including frequent flyer miles and points? For us, miles and points are very much a means to an end: flying international first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels and resorts...
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12/16/2016
  The Chase Freedom 2017 5X Categories are now available for Q1 and Q2, and you can activate your Q1 2017 5X categories now. Here's the Chase Freedom 2017 5X Calendar so far, also pictured above: Q1 2017 Gas Stations...
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