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by Hilary Stockton on 3/5/2015
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5/22/2013
Live and learn: over hundreds of hotel stays I've developed some hotel habits, some to do with safety, others simply for a more pleasant and restful stay. I figured I'd share them, and am curious how many readers have similar...
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5/21/2013
  Do you keep toiletries from hotels and from amenity kits when flying Cathay Pacific First Class, Singapore First Class, etc., then end up not even using all of them? I'm guilty of this--I use some, but there's a slew...
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5/21/2013
Update:  I've already sent out invites to the first 10 who posted here and am not accepting any more requests here or via email, *except* for TravelSort Hotels or Award Booking clients. Sorry. I've received a number of Google Wallet requests...
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5/20/2013
Update: For Google Wallet, it's no longer free to send money using a credit card:  "To send money using a credit or debit card, there will be a flat fee of 2.9% per transaction (minimum $0.30)."  I recommend sticking with...
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5/20/2013
    The NYC Dance Parade is my favorite of NYC's many parades, for its sheer diversity in dance styles, music, and exuberant energy. Everything from Bolivian folk dancing to Hawaiian hula to Roller Disco is represented, and it's especially...
Square_amex_platinum_companion_ticket_-_worth_it
5/19/2013
  TravelSort reader Gary writes "I was wondering what your best suggestion was for booking 2 business class tickets from JFK to MLE for our honeymoon? So far I have found the Emirates route using Amex Platinum's Companion Ticket to...
Square_field_station_dinosaurs_review-apatosaurus
5/18/2013
Field Station Dinosaurs is practically a dream come true if you happen to be a dinosaur loving kid, or kid at heart. The 5-year old munchkin lives and breathes dinosaurs every day, and knows far more about dinosaurs than I...
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5/17/2013
  TravelSort reader Jeremy writes "I understand that roundtrip awards can be great for adding in a free one way, as you mentioned in Use United Free One Ways to Maximize Your Award. So is there ever a benefit to...
Square_art_restaurant_review_seattle-alaskan_black_cod_miso
5/16/2013
  This review of ART Restaurant at the Four Seasons Seattle is part of a Seattle and Vancouver trip report including Cathay Pacific First Class to Vancouver, plus reviews of luxury hotels, food, and family friendly things to do in Vancouver and...
Square_credit_cards_with_primary_car_rental_insurance_coverage
5/15/2013
  Does your credit card offer primary car rental insurance coverage? And how about for foreign travel abroad? Most credit cards offer some amount of rental car insurance, but it's typically secondary to your existing auto insurance coverage. Keep in...
Square_75000_bonus_points_amex_business_gold_rewards_card_with_10k_spend
5/14/2013
  The 75,000 bonus points AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card is available, but with its usual $10,000 minimum spend, not the $5000 minimum spend that was offered several days ago. So if you missed the previous 75,000 bonus points AMEX...
Square_top_10_award_flights_to_india_using_miles_and_points-lufthansa_first_class
5/14/2013
TravelSort reader Maheshwar writes "I'm writing to request a post on how to redeem miles and points for award travel to India. My friends and I travel to India at least twice a year but I have never been able to get close...
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5/13/2013
  Congrats to James B. and Dave G. for winning the club lounge passes, from Friday's Giveaway for 2 American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge Passes and 1 United Club Lounge Pass. I'll be reaching out to them for their addresses...
Square_latest_churn-citi_aadvantage_cards_and_amex_business_rewards_gold_card
5/13/2013
Not every credit card churn has to be for 5-6 cards and generate an enormous number of miles and points. It's important to consider the miles and points that are most valuable to your travel plans, and there's no need...
Square_family_bucket_list-new_zealand
5/12/2013
Do you have a family travel bucket list of places you want to go as a family? While we haven't formally written anything down (well, until now!) we've talked about some places we want to travel to and experience together...
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5/11/2013
  About a year ago, Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select credit cards introduced several new benefits, including earning 10% of your redeemed AAdvantage miles back from award bookings - a 10% award refund or rebate, if you will. Even though the...
Square_giveaway-2_american_airlines_admirals_club_lounge_passes_and_1_united_club_lounge_pass
5/10/2013
  Happy Friday! TravelSort readers Mark and Melissa have very generously donated lounge passes for TravelSort readers! 2 American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge Passes, expire December 21, 2013 1 United Club Lounge Pass, expires June 30, 2013  To enter, just...
Square_which_credit_cards_to_use_for_what
5/9/2013
    Which credit card should you use for what? I have somewhere between 10-20 credit cards (let's leave it at that) and of these there are 7 that I'm currently using. If you have a number of credit cards...
Square_75k_amex_business_gold_rewards_card-5k_spend
5/8/2013
  Update: Deal is Dead. Don't forget to follow @TravelSort on Twitter and like TravelSort on Facebook to be alerted to future deals and other great luxury travel tips. Deal Alert: AMEX is offering [link removed, as it has expired] 75,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points for the...
Square_best_castle_hotels_scotland-glengorm_castle
5/8/2013
What are the best castle hotels in Scotland? TravelSort reader Michelle writes "My husband and I are starting to plan an anniversary trip to Scotland next year. We would love to stay in one (or maybe a couple) of the...
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