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by Hilary Stockton on 5/29/2016
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1/30/2016
  This Manly Ferry from Manly Beach to Circular Quay, Sydney Review is from our recent trip to Sydney, Australia. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see: Review: Qantas...
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1/29/2016
  These Top 20 Virtuoso 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free Offers complement my prior post, Top 20 Four Seasons 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free Offers, 2016 from earlier this week.  Become a TravelSort Client if you'd like to enjoy these...
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1/28/2016
  This Palm Beach and The Boathouse Pam Beach Review is from our visit on a recent trip to Sydney, Australia. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see: Review:...
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1/27/2016
  How long do AMEX Membership Rewards points transfers take? TravelSort reader Craig writes "How long do AMEX Membership Rewards points transfers to airline partners such as Delta take? I thought most transfers were instant, but it's been 5 hours...
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1/26/2016
This Featherdale Wildlife Park Review is from our visit on a recent trip to Sydney, Australia. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see: Review: Qantas First Class A380 London...
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1/25/2016
  These are the top 20 Four Seasons 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free offers in 2016, naturally a very subjective list based on my own and my clients' experiences of many of these resorts and hotels, the destinations,...
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1/24/2016
  This Social Brew Cafe Sydney Review is from our breakfast visit on a recent trip to Sydney, Australia. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see: Review: Qantas First...
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1/23/2016
  Welcome to Winter Storm Jonas, NYC. I think the NY Times opinion writer David Dudley has it right, in his piece today "In Case of Blizzard, Do Nothing," with choice quotes such as these: "Gloriously, if briefly, [the snow]...
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1/22/2016
  Earn 3X AAdvantage miles for restaurants and theaters through 3/31/16 if you've received a targeted bonus offer, so check your snail mail. While we've mostly been focused on redeeming AAdvantage miles ahead of the 2016 AAdvantage Award Chart Devaluation, I'm...
Square_review-park_hyatt_sydney-opera_deluxe_room_view_of_sydney_opera_house
1/21/2016
  This Review of the Park Hyatt Sydney is from our recent Australia and New Zealand trip. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see: Review: Qantas First Class...
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1/20/2016
  What are the best Singapore Suites on the A380, Singapore First Class and Singapore Business Class award flight redemptions from the West Coast to Asia? TravelSort reader Mark writes "Without going into too much detail, could you provide your...
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1/19/2016
  This Eichardt's Bar Queenstown Restaurant Review is from our recent visit to Queenstown, New Zealand. For prior posts in our trip report on New Zealand luxury lodges and fine dining, please see: Review: Eagles Nest, Bay of Islands, New Zealand...
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1/17/2016
  $450 in AMEX and Citi Prestige airline fee credits have posted to my accounts, helping justify these cards' hefty annual fees. As I wrote in AMEX Platinum vs. Citi Prestige: Which Travel Credit Card?, the nice thing about the Citi Prestige is that...
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1/16/2016
  This Matakauri Lodge Dining Review is from our recent visit to Queenstown, New Zealand. For prior posts in our trip report on New Zealand luxury lodges and fine dining, please see: Review: Eagles Nest, Bay of Islands, New Zealand...
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1/15/2016
    The American Express Platinum or the Citi Prestige: which is the better travel credit card? Previously I compared the Chase Sapphire Preferred to the Citi ThankYou Premier, both of them good travel credit cards which also waive the...
Square_review-milford_sound_new_zealand_flight_and_cruise_with_real_journeys
1/14/2016
This Review of a Milford Sound Flight and Cruise with Real Journeys, New Zealand is from our recent visit to Queenstown, known as the adventure capital of New Zealand. For prior posts in our trip report on New Zealand, please see:...
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1/13/2016
  Which New Travel Credit Cards Do We Plan to Apply for in 2016? I'm getting ready to apply for a few new credit cards, although it will probably take a couple weeks until I get around to it due...
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1/12/2016
  This Review of Matakauri Lodge in Queenstown, New Zealand is from our recent stay is this Virtuoso luxury lodge, with its gorgeous views of Lake Wakatipu. For prior posts in our trip report on New Zealand, please see: Review:...
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1/12/2016
Belmond Bellini Club is the preferred partner program of Belmond (formerly Orient Express) Hotels, Trains and Cruises. Most Belmond hotels are also Virtuoso members, so for TravelSort Clients' shorter Belmond hotel stays I usually reserve with Virtuoso benefits. But there's...
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1/10/2016
  This Things to Do in Akaroa post is from our visit to this small but picturesque town on the Banks Peninsula, during our stay in Christchurch, New Zealand. We visited Akaroa as part of our trip to New Zealand's...
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4/14/2016
  What are the Top 10 Things to Do at Four Seasons Bora Bora? Without question, the resort is very relaxing, and it would be easy to simply destress by sleeping in and relaxing at your overwater bungalow. But while that...
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3/4/2016
  This Review of Etihad First Class Apartment A380 from Abu Dhabi to New York JFK is part of a trip report from Sydney, Australia to New York JFK. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Qantas A380 First Class, Etihad A380 First...
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3/3/2016
Where to transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points and Citi ThankYou Points Before Closing High Annual Fee Cards? A TravelSort Client writes "We have 600,000+ points total in our Chase Ultimate Rewards, AMEX Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou points accounts. We don't...
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This Four Seasons Bora Bora Restaurant Reviews and Menus post is part of a new trip report on Bora Bora and Tahiti luxury resorts, dining and activities. For the prior posts, please see: Review: American A321 Business Class New York...
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3/31/2016
What are the top first class awards to Tokyo, and best luxury hotels to stay at? TravelSort client Jonathan writes “We are planning a 10th year wedding anniversary trip to Japan in Spring 2017 and would love to travel first...
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2/29/2016
Update: per Zach, the new Chase Freedom Unlimited is in ADDITION to the current Chase Freedom and will not replace it, and both cards will continue to be able to transfer points to Ultimate Rewards partners, if you have a...