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by Hilary Stockton on 12/5/2016
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Square_summer_garden_st_petersburg_review-statue_and_lawn
8/28/2016
  The Summer Garden (Летний сад) is the oldest garden in St. Petersburg, Russia, and dates back to 1704, when Peter the Great established his summer residence there and is said to have personally designed the garden, with additional planting and...
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8/27/2016
  I was just approved for the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, and am over 5/24. There are a number of others who have also been approved for the Sapphire Reserve despite having more new accounts in the past 24 months...
Square_vkus_est-taste_to_eat-st_petersburg_restaurant_review
8/26/2016
  This Review of ВКУС ЕСТЬ (Taste to Eat) in St. Petersburg, Russia is one of our many Russia travel posts. Sometimes clients planning visits to Russia think that the best they can hope for when dining in Russia is caviar...
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8/25/2016
  The New Four Seasons Anguilla (formerly The Viceroy Anguilla) has several great offers, including some very limited festive season availability. The limited holiday season availability will be gone very soon, so any TravelSort Clients interested in Christmas and New...
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8/24/2016
  An AAdvantage Fast Track to Elite Status offer is being targeted to some AAdvantage members. My husband received an offer, which I thought was odd, since he has zero EQMs (elite qualifying miles) and zero EQS (elite qualifying segments)...
Square_cafe_astoria_st_petersburg_restaurant_review
8/23/2016
Astoria Cafe is the signature restaurant of Hotel Astoria in St. Petersburg, Russia. As I mentioned in my prior review, this was where Hitler had planned to hold his victory dinner after conquering Leningrad, which fortunately didn't happen, although visit...
Square_how_to_check_if_youre_under_chase_5-24-credit_karma
8/22/2016
  The 100K Sapphire Reserve card is now available for online applications, as well as in Chase branches. Keep in mind, though, that if you've opened more than 5 new personal credit card accounts within the past 24 months, you're...
Square_best_ways_to_use_100k_ultimate_rewards_points
8/21/2016
  Best ways to use 100K Chase Ultimate Rewards points? That's a question I'm getting from some TravelSort clients who either applied today in-branch for the new Chase Sapphire Reserve, or plan to apply for the card this week, once...
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8/20/2016
  Hotel Astoria in St. Petersburg, Russia is a Rocco Forte hotel originally built in 1911. It was well known as the best hotel in the city during World War II, and Hitler planned to hold his victory dinner there, after...
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8/19/2016
  NYC Broadway Week offers two for one tickets on select shows for the two weeks of September 5-18. While we rarely see Broadway shows, I'll be taking advantage of this to take my son to his first musical, and...
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8/18/2016
  Starwood Luxury Privileges is Starwood's answer to Four Seasons Preferred Partner, providing special benefits when reserving through select luxury travel advisors such as TravelSort. Starwood Luxury Privileges benefits typically include full daily breakfast for up to two in-room guests...
Square_sofitel_london_heathrow_review-elevator_to_lobby
8/17/2016
  The Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel is the most convenient choice if you have an early morning flight out of London Heathrow, since it's connected to Terminal 5. My previous review covered a Luxury Room with Club Lounge access; for...
Square_a_pathetic_ana_bonus_credit_card_offer_and_ana_award_chart_sweet_spots
8/16/2016
  I received a 10K ANA credit card bonus offer via email today, which is pathetic by U.S. credit card bonus standards. Here are the details, and then we'll move on to other points transfer options to get ANA miles...
Square_morimoto_new_york_restaurant_review-sushi_bar
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...
Square_harry_potter_hogwarts
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...
Square_new_citi_credit_card_rules-one_bonus_per_24_months_per_brand
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...
Square_starwood_targeted_promotion-free_night_award-double_elite_credit-extra_starpoints-or_nothing
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...
Square_review-restaurant_gordon_ramsay-68_royal_hospital_road
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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