Square_review-hidden_paris_gourmet_walking_tour-leclair_de_genie-fraises_du_bois-caramel_beurre_sale
7/15/2016
  This Review of a Hidden Paris Gourmet Walking Tour is from our recent small group tour with our wonderfully charismatic guide, Eglantine. Hidden Paris also offers other small group tours as well as private tours, which I'll detail below....
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7/14/2016
  If you're bumped from a flight after an aircraft change, are you entitled to DOT compensation? TravelSort reader Dvorah comments on the Airline Passenger Bill of Rights: What Are Flyers' Rights? post: "Alaska Airlines called me three hours before...
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7/13/2016
  Should you cancel the Citi Prestige or AMEX Platinum if you don't want to pay the annual fee for both cards? TravelSort reader James writes "I was fortunate to sign up for a targeted offer for the 100K AMEX...
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7/12/2016
  Hyatt is offering 10% of your Gold Passport points back for Hyatt Visa cardmembers for stays from July 11 to October 31, after you register for the promotion. This comes in handy for me, since I have a quick...
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7/11/2016
  Mathieu Pacaud's Histoires Restaurant received its 2nd Michelin star earlier in 2016, while its more casual sister restaurant Hexagone received 1 Michelin star. Mathieu Pacaud is a household name in Paris, initially because of having been born to Bernard...
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7/10/2016
  Current AMEX Retention Offers are getting stingier. It was only a couple of years ago, in AMEX Retention Bonus Offer: Tips for Getting a Better Offer? that a reader wrote in not sure if she should take a 20K Membership...
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7/9/2016
  This Mandarin Oriental Paris is a hotel review I've wanted to do for some time now. It's one of just 16 French hotels with the "Palace" designation, awarded to recognize the finest 5 star hotels. The Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris also has...
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7/8/2016
  Can a Restaurant Cancel a Confirmed Reservation? I discussed Can a Hotel Cancel Your Confirmed Reservation in a prior post, but this time the issue is with a restaurant reserved for a special occasion. My client opted to return...
Square_review-paris_muse_walking_tour_for_kids-notre_dame_cathedral_western_facade
7/7/2016
  Paris is a great place to explore by foot, and Paris Muse Private Walking Tours include several family-friendly walks including the Paris Discovery Walk, which we were fortunate to be able to experience with Raquel Granda as our guide. Raquel is...
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7/6/2016
  Well, I bit the bullet and got my first ever Delta AMEX card, the 50K Gold Delta SkyMiles AMEX with $100 statement credit for a Delta purchase. Today is the last day of the offer, and as with other...
Square_top_20_luxury_hotel_3rd_night_free_and_4th_night_free_offers_for_fall_2016
7/6/2016
  Some great Virtuoso and Four Seasons 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free offers are now available for Fall 2016 travel, which is a great time of year for a trip. Not only is it less crowded, since it's...
Square_review-la_cuisine_de_philippe-paris_restaurant-25_rue_servandoni
7/5/2016
  La Cuisine de Philippe is a must on your next visit to Paris, if you enjoy souffles--it's a rare place that specializes in them. I've been meaning to go for years, but either the restaurant was closed or I...
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7/4/2016
  What are the best places to travel in August? The late summer heat can be brutal in Europe, Asia and the U.S., so it's easy to think of places NOT to go in August, when locals flee their cities...
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7/3/2016
  This Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt Review is a more complete review of our experience, summarized in Lufthansa First Class Terminal, Frankfurt: 6 Things I Love. As I mentioned, the Lufthansa First Class Terminal is unusual among first class lounges...
Square_50k_gold_delta_skymiles_amex_or_30k_amex_everyday_preferred
7/2/2016
  Is the 50K Gold Delta SkyMiles AMEX or 30K AMEX EveryDay Preferred a better credit card? TravelSort reader George writes "I'm trying to decide between the 50K Delta SkyMiles credit card (since the offer expires July 6) and the...
Square_hotel_review-park_hyatt_paris-vendome-restaurant_les_orchidees
7/1/2016
  This Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome hotel review is an update of my prior Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome review from 2013. We were arriving at Paris Charles de Gaulle in the early evening, so we just needed a room for the night,...
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6/30/2016
  Four Seasons Anguilla Resort will open October 2016, rebranding the former Viceroy Anguilla. This is great news for TravelSort Clients and fans of Four Seasons, since it means that Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits will be available when reserving...
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6/29/2016
  A 65K Premier Rewards Gold AMEX bonus offer is available via AMEX pre-qualified offers to some cardholders. There can also be higher targeted offers available via snail mail, by logging into your AMEX account, or even via LinkedIn (see...
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6/28/2016
  This Pur' Paris Restaurant Review at the Park Hyatt Paris is part of a trip report including luxury hotel stays and Michelin star dining in Paris and London.  For the previous posts, please see: Review: Lufthansa First Class Lounge...
Square_6_hotel_pet_peeves_and_how_hotels_should_solve_them
6/27/2016
There are a few hotel pet peeves that fortunately I don't encounter very often. But when I do, as I did early this morning, I get pretty annoyed. That's because it's not as if I'm staying at a Motel 6...
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  Updates in Bold Font via Flyertalk and Reddit A new 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve Card launched August 21, 2016 per these Flyertalk and Reddit posts. Here are the benefits and costs: 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points signup bonus after spending $4000 Earn 3X...
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