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by Greg James on 2/12/2016
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1/1/2016
  The best luxury hotels of 2015 are these hotels and resorts, selected by TravelSort clients based on the most requested properties and post-stay feedback. The Four Seasons Hualalai remained the top property, with Aman Resorts, Mandarin Oriental, The Peninsula, Belmond and...
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12/31/2015
  This review of Eagles Nest in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, is part of a New Zealand trip report featuring Virtuoso luxury lodges, fine dining, and things to do in North Island and South Island (Christchurch and Queenstown)....
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12/30/2015
  Etihad First Apartment A380 Award Availability is something I've been monitoring for clients using my Award Booking Service, and I've been busy recently booking couples and solo travelers on the Abu Dhabi to New York JFK route, which did...
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12/29/2015
We earned about 1 frequent flyer million miles and points in 2015, without flying. Those last two words are key, because there are of course many travelers who earn far more than 1 million frequent flyer miles and points per...
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  This Amali NYC Restaurant Review is from a recent visit, inspired in part by Amali's listing in NY Eater's 38 Essential New York Restaurants, and in part by a current BlackboardEats Citi cards offer of a complimentary crostata dessert...
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12/27/2015
Gett gave us a great ride from NYC's JFK Airport back home to Manhattan today: prompt, courteous, and $87 including tax and a 20% tip. That's cheaper than Uber, which no longer offers flat rate pricing between JFK and Manhattan,...
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12/26/2015
  This Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour review is from a recent trip to New Zealand. For prior posts in the trip report please see: Review: American Airlines 767-300 Business Class Review: CitizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Hotel Le Cinq...
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12/25/2015
  Happy Holidays from our family to yours! We wish all of you a very happy holiday season and upcoming New Year 2016. I hope that wherever your travels this holiday season take you, you're able to spend quality time with...
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12/24/2015
  Get Free Gogo WiFi passes with your AMEX Business Platinum card. It can be used for free Gogo WiFi aboard any domestic or international flight equipped with Gogo WiFi. This benefit, which was added earlier this year, is in...
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12/23/2015
  This Shangri-La Sydney Review of a Horizon Club Opera House City View Room is part of my husband's trip report on his travel to Australia. For prior posts, please see: Review: Emirates First Class A380 New York to Dubai...
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12/22/2015
  Aman Resorts' 4th Night Free with Virtuoso Benefits offer has been extended to the end of January 2016 for select properties, which would make a fantastic holiday present for your spouse or significant other, if you can manage to...
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12/21/2015
  This Qantas International Business Class Lounge, Melbourne review is part of our recent trip to Australia and New Zealand on Qantas. For previous posts, see: Review: American Airlines 767-300 Business Class Review: CitizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Hotel...
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12/20/2015
  Want to Add Extra Visa Pages to Your U.S. Passport? You Have Until December 31, 2015. Starting January 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of State will no longer add extra visa pages to your existing U.S. passport, a move...
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12/19/2015
  This Review of Etihad Airways A380 First Class Apartment is part of my husband's travel to Australia. See his prior post on the Etihad Premium Lounge in Abu Dhabi for Etihad First Class and Business Class passengers.   Etihad...
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12/18/2015
  The 50K AMEX Business Gold offer is clearly a better deal than the public 25K AMEX Business Gold card offer, but how do you see it? I'll get to that shortly, but first I'll summarize the offer details: 50,000...
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12/17/2015
Several travel deals expire soon in December 2015, either at the end of the year or even before. Here are the ones that figure prominently in my "to do" list, and feel free to add yours in the comments. Plus,...
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12/16/2015
  This review of Etihad's Business Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi (the Etihad Premium Lounge) is based on the photos and trip note of my husband, who flew Emirates First Class on the A380 New York to Dubai and then Etihad...
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12/15/2015
  The 2016 Chase Freedom 5X Calendar has been announced, at least the primary categories for Q1-Q3 2016, with more bonus categories to be filled in. Here's the rundown, along with my own take and strategy. Keep in mind this...
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12/14/2015
  This Qantas A380 First Class Dubai to Melbourne review is a continuation of our Qantas First Class London to Dubai flight. Since I covered the first class cabin and seats, seat selection, pajamas and amenity kit in my prior...
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12/13/2015
NYC Holiday Windows are fun to glimpse, and 2015 is no exception. It was a beautiful warm day in New York City today (high of 65 degrees!) so a short walk took us from Saks Fifth Avenue to Tiffany's to...
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