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by Hilary Stockton on 7/27/2015
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7/6/2015
  This Review of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at New York JFK Airport 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 the prior...
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7/5/2015
  How to travel better with kids? Some couples, childless or parents, would say they'd rather not travel with kids at all. But really, who wasn't a kid once? And aren't some of your most memorable experiences trips that you...
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7/4/2015
  This Four Seasons Chicago Review is part of a series of Chicago articles from a recent stay. For the first post, please see Allium Four Seasons Chicago Review and Menu: 6 Can’t Miss Dishes. TravelSort Clients enjoy Four Seasons Preferred...
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7/3/2015
    Update: See my Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa 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 drop. This is one...
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7/2/2015
  I’m a big believer in never checking luggage and bringing only carry-on bags, but how does this work for a month or more of travel? A few of my clients asked for a post on packing light, and how...
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7/1/2015
This Air Berlin Business Class A330 Review for a recent NYC JFK to Berlin TXL flight is part of a new Europe trip report. It was booked with 40,000 pre-devaluation British Airways Avios.  Air Berlin A330 Business Class Cabin and Seat...
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6/29/2015
American Airlines will NOT refund your seat selection fee, even if your seat doesn't work. At least not in my case. I recently paid $22 to select what AA calls a "Preferred Seat" on a Chicago ORD to New York...
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6/29/2015
  This Allium, Four Seasons Chicago review is one of our many restaurant reviews. Going to Chicago? Stay tuned for my review of the Four Seasons Chicago and things to do.   Location Allium is located on the lobby level...
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6/27/2015
  This Japan Airlines First Class 777-300ER Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts and dining in Asia and the Maldives, including JAL First Class from Tokyo Narita to New York JFK, Etihad First Class and Emirates First Class....
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6/26/2015
  KLM’s Pop Up Store landed in NYC yesterday, and is open through tomorrow, Saturday, 11am-7pm at the Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry Street in Soho. Here are the times for tomorrow: 11am: KLM Pop Up Store opens: exhibits such as...
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6/25/2015
  Is United liable for EC 261/2004 compensation for United Flight 971 from Rome to Chicago, which diverted to Belfast over an unruly passenger and stranded passengers in Belfast Airport for over 20 hours? TravelSort reader Dawn writes: "I was...
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6/24/2015
  A 3000 Bonus Hyatt Gold Passport Points offer for my next eligible Hyatt stay was in my email this morning, and appears to be a targeted offer, so check your email--perhaps there are even better offers being targeted to...
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6/23/2015
Travel checklists--love them or hate them, they can be handy in terms of checking that you have everything you need before you take your trip or go on vacation. Here's what I recommend for clients, and I'm sure savvy readers...
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6/22/2015
Delta SkyMiles AMEX cards  aren't worth applying for. They're right up there with Capital One cards as some of the worst travel credit cards (see Capital One Venture Card: 5 Reasons It Isn't Worth It). When there are so many better travel...
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6/21/2015
  This Blue Smoke NYC Brunch Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. Getting to Blue Smoke in Flatiron Blue Smoke's original Flatiron location is located at 116 East 27th Street, just...
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6/20/2015
  This JAL First Class Lounge Tokyo Narita Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts and dining in Asia and the Maldives, including JAL First Class from Tokyo Narita to New York JFK, Etihad First Class and Emirates...
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6/19/2015
  United Awards to Hawaii are 20% Off for Economy Class roundtrip tickets on Mondays through Thursdays, from August 8 to December 15, per Dan. United awards are usually 45,000 MileagePlus miles for economy roundtrip, so with the 20% discount...
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6/18/2015
  This Kikuya Chrysanthemum House Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts and dining in Asia and the Maldives and Laos, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Amantaka, as well as Etihad First Class and Emirates...
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6/17/2015
  No visa is needed for Bali, Indonesia for U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals (see list below), effective June 10, 2015, per Ben; you can also see the tourist visa exemption for U.S. citizens update on the Embassy of...
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6/16/2015
Four Seasons Residential Rentals with Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits combine the best of both worlds: a luxury vacation home, but with complimentary breakfast (no dish washing!), daily housekeeping and turndown service, and access to all the amenities of the...
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