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by Hilary Stockton on 2/10/2016
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10/18/2015
  AMEX EveryDay vs. AMEX EveryDay Preferred: how do they compare? Which is worth getting? Recently I was advising a reader to get the American Express EveryDay Preferred card for the grocery bonus and to a lesser extent the gas...
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10/17/2015
  This Fairmont Mayakoba review is from a recent stay to attend ILTM Americas (an invitation only luxury travel event meeting with representatives of luxury and boutique hotels and experiences) on behalf of TravelSort Clients. While generally I reserve the...
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10/16/2015
Earn 50K AAdvantage Miles for Opening a Citigold Checking Account, if you're a Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select cardmember. Here are the offer details: Must have a Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select and be targeted for this Citigold offer Open a new...
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10/15/2015
Danny Meyer is eliminating tipping at The Modern, Gramercy Tavern, Maialino and his other NYC restaurants. While Danny Meyer isn't the first--restaurants from Thomas Keller's Per Se to Tom Colicchio's Craft, which has eliminated tipping for its lunch service, to...
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10/14/2015
  This Air Berlin / Air France Lounge at Berlin Tegel Airport Review is part of a trip report including Berlin, Vienna, and luxury hotels and dining in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia.  Visiting Berlin? See all our posts tagged Berlin. For the previous...
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10/13/2015
AMEX Membership Rewards points are good, but here are 7 reasons to diversify beyond them. Don't get me wrong, it's definitely useful to have 1 million or more Membership Rewards points--and about one third of my Award Booking Service clients...
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10/12/2015
  This Uncle Boons Restaurant Review is inspired by my recent post Top 5 Best Value NYC Michelin Star Restaurants; friends and clients have raved about the food at this Nolita restaurant, but we hadn't yet visited it ourselves. I was...
Square_which_business_credit_card_is_best_for_travel_rewards-singapore_new_first_class
10/11/2015
Which Business Credit Card is Best for Travel Rewards? TravelSort client Neil writes "I'd love to apply for the 150K AMEX Business Platinum, but haven't received a targeted offer. What are the other top business credit cards I should apply...
Square_club_lounge_review-sofitel_berlin_kurfurstendamm-evening_appetizer_buffet
10/10/2015
  This Club Lounge at Sofitel Berlin Kurfurstendamm Review is part of a trip report including Berlin, Vienna, and luxury hotels and dining in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. If booking the Sofitel Berlin Kurfurstendamm, I highly recommend reserving a Club Luxury...
Square_top_10_four_seasons_3rd_night_free_offers-grand_hotel_du_cap_ferrat-four_seasons_hotel
10/9/2015
  Four Seasons 3rd Night Free offers with Preferred Partner benefits are among the very best luxury hotel deals. Why? Because you save 33% at a top-tier luxury hotel, plus enjoy Four Seasons Preferred Partner perks. While of course Four Seasons...
Square_which_miles_and_points_for_award_travel_to_the_south_of_france-singapore_a380_business_class_
10/8/2015
  Which miles and points for award travel to the south of France? Friends of ours go to France every year to see relatives, and this adds up quickly for a family of four. Plus, they would love to book...
Square_sofitel_berlin_kurfurstendamm_review-augsburger_strasse_41
10/7/2015
  This Sofitel Berlin Kurfurstendamm Review is part of a trip report including Berlin, Vienna, and luxury hotels and dining in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. Visiting Berlin? See all our posts tagged Berlin. For the previous posts please see:...
Square_etihad_a380_first_class_apartment_award_availability
10/6/2015
  Etihad A380 First Class Apartment Award Availability--where is it? A TravelSort reader writes "I read your posts Etihad A380 First Apartments and Etihad A380 First Apartment: 2 Award Seats Between NYC and Abu Dhabi but I can't find any award space...
Square_volkonsky_bakery_st_petersburg_review-taleon_imperial_hotel-15_nevsky_prospect
10/5/2015
  This Review of Volkonsky Bakery and Cafe (Пекарни «Волконский») in St. Petersburg, Russia is part of a trip report including Vienna and luxury hotels and dining in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. Volkonsky, also sometimes tranliterated as Volkonskiy and Wolkonsky, is...
Square_avoiding_singapore_smog_and_haze-_where_to_go_after_a_singapore_suites_flight
10/4/2015
Where to go to avoid Singapore's haze, after arriving in Singapore Suites? A TravelSort client writes "I have a great trip planned for me and my daughter (JFK – Singapore, 1st class Singapore Suites on the A380) but the fires around...
Square_review-labyrithum-labirintum-st_petersburg_russia_interactive_science_museum-plasma_ball
10/3/2015
  This Review of LabyrinthUm Museum (ЛабиринтУм) St. Petersburg, Russia is part of a trip report including Vienna and luxury hotels and dining in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. The LabyrinthUm Museum is an interactive science museum for kids and adults. Visiting Russia?...
Square_best_value_michelin_star_restaurants_nyc-the_modern
10/2/2015
  The 2016 NYC Michelin Star Restaurants have been announced, and the 3 Michelin Star restaurants have remained the same: Eleven Madison Park, Per Se, Jean-Georges, Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, Le Bernadin and Masa. Likewise there hasn't been much...
Square_jetblue_travel_bank_credit_compensation_for_delayed_flight
9/30/2015
If your JetBlue flight was delayed, will you receive Travel Bank credit as compensation? Here's how to figure out if your delayed flight is entitled to compensation, how much to expect, and Travel Bank credit terms. Recently I was on...
Square_review-cat_cafe-st_petersburg_russia_
9/30/2015
  This Review of Cat Cafe in St. Petersburg, Russia is part of a trip report including Vienna and luxury hotels and dining in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. Cat Cafe serves delicious Georgian cuisine in the center of St. Petersburg, close...
Square_transfer_amex_membership_rewards_points_to_british_airways_avios_before_the_devaluation
9/29/2015
  Should you transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points to British Airways Avios Before October 1 Before the Transfer Devaluation, when the ratio will go from 1:1 to 1.25:1, e.g. 1000 MR points will transfer to only 800 Avios? A TravelSort...
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