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by Hilary Stockton on 9/24/2016
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8/15/2016
  Morimoto New York is well known to fans of Masaharu Morimoto, an Iron Chef on the original Japanese Iron Chef cooking show as well as it U.S. version, Iron Chef America. Morimoto New York has been around for 10...
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8/14/2016
  Airline First Class is primarily about the experience: hopefully a great night's sleep (see Best First Class Airline Beds), delicious food (see Best First Class Airline Food), a nicely put together amenity kit (see Best First Class Airline Amenity Kits) 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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8/12/2016
  There are new Citi credit card rules that restrict earning a signup bonus to once per 24 months per brand. What does this mean? You won't be able to earn a Citi ThankYou credit card signup bonus if you...
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8/11/2016
A Starwood Promotion is targeted to select SPG members, and could give you double elite credit, extra Starpoints....or nothing at all. Go to the SPG promotion link to check what your SPG offer is, if anything. Note that as a TravelSort...
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8/10/2016
  There's a 50% AMEX Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus to British Airways Avios but is it worth it? Keep in mind that Membership Rewards points normally transfer to Avios at a 1000:800 ratio, so with the 50% bonus, 1000 Membership...
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8/9/2016
  This Review of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is from our recent visit to London. I was excited to try Gordon Ramsay's eponymous 3 Michelin star restaurant, having enjoyed lunch at Petrus, a 1 Michelin star Gordon Ramsay restaurant, a few years ago....
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8/8/2016
  AMEX Small Business Saturday will return on November 26, 2016 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) but we don't yet know if there will be AMEX targeted offers for statement credit. Previously, 2010-2012, there was $25 statement credit for $25 in small...
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8/7/2016
  This Review of the Shangri-La at the Shard, London, is from our recent stay. For other posts from our London and Paris site inspections and visits, please see: Review: Pur' Paris Restaurant, Park Hyatt Paris Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome La...
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8/6/2016
  Spring Break is a favorite time to travel, especially for clients heading to Europe and parts of Asia that are uncomfortably hot and crowded during peak summer season. Another benefit, depending on when you book travel, is better flight...
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8/6/2016
  It's not every day you dine at a restaurant founded in the 1700s, but Wiltons Restaurant in London dates back to 1742, when shellfish monger George William Wilton initially started selling his oysters and shellfish close to London's Haymarket....
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8/4/2016
  United MileagePlus Changes are Coming: Increased Change Fees, Stopover Changes, and No Changes to Star Alliance Partner Awards within 24 Hours of Departure. It's never a good day when you see an email from United titled "Coming soon: MileagePlus...
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8/4/2016
  Hyatt is offering 10% of Gold Passport points back for redemptions, for Hyatt Visa members, for July 11 to October 31 stays. You must register by August 31, and prior to your Hyatt award stay. Usually bonus points post...
Square_casa_mono_new_york_restaurant_review
8/3/2016
  This Casa Mono New York Review is from our recent NYC Restaurant Week visit, although we also ordered items from Casa Mono's regular tapas menu. I've been wanting to try Casa Mono ever since tasting Head Chef Anthony Sasso's cuisine...
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8/2/2016
  JetBlue is offering 25% Off TrueBlue Awards booked by August 4 for travel September 7 - November 16, although exceptions apply. Here are the details: 25% off JetBlue TrueBlue award travel September 7 - November 16, 2016 Valid for...
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8/1/2016
  AMEX Offers include a $100 statement credit on $500 or more Ritz-Carlton stays. Here are the details: Earn a $100 statement credit by using your enrolled AMEX card to spend $500 or more on room rate / room charges...
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7/31/2016
  September is a great time for travel and for luxury hotel offers, since the peak summer travel season is over (and with it the crowds and most family travelers), yet the weather in many places remains warm and sunny....
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7/29/2016
  Our Nobu New York Review is from our recent NYC Restaurant Week lunch. Some might argue that it's not fair to judge a restaurant by its NYC Restaurant Week lunch menu. Personally, I think that if a restaurant isn't...
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7/28/2016
  Citi Retention Offers can help make it worth keeping a pricey card such as the Citi Prestige, with its hefty $450 annual fee. For about a month Citi Retention was closed, as Citi needed all hands on deck to...
Square_review-london_natural_history_museum
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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