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Romantic Travel
by Hilary Stockton on 2/7/2016

Romantic Travel

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2/7/2016
  What are the Caribbean's Top Luxury Resorts? TravelSort reader Dave writes "Which Caribbean luxury beach resorts do you recommend? I see you've written about luxury beach resorts in Hawaii, the Maldives, Bali and Asia, but I don't see much...
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2/5/2016
  Getting New Zealand award tickets in first class or business class is tough, especially if you're looking to travel during the peak summer season of December to February, or even the shoulder season before and after that. TravelSort reader...
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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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1/25/2016
  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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1/20/2016
  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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1/12/2016
  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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1/11/2016
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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1/7/2016
  I have a few Etihad First Apartment Booking Tips, based on client and reader questions after I wrote Etihad First Apartment A380 Awards Available Abu Dhabi to NYC. 1. Be Flexible with Dates: There Are Still a Few Days with...
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1/6/2016
  This Review of Otahuna Lodge near Christchurch, New Zealand is part of a New Zealand trip report featuring Virtuoso luxury lodges, fine dining, and things to do in North Island and South Island (Christchurch and Queenstown). For the prior posts...
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1/1/2016
  The best luxury hotels of 2015 are these hotels and resorts, selected by TravelSort clients based on the most requested properties and post-stay feedback. The Four Seasons Hualalai remained the top property, with Aman Resorts, Mandarin Oriental, The Peninsula, Belmond and...
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12/31/2015
  This review of Eagles Nest in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, is part of a New Zealand trip report featuring Virtuoso luxury lodges, fine dining, and things to do in North Island and South Island (Christchurch and Queenstown)....
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12/30/2015
  Etihad First Apartment A380 Award Availability is something I've been monitoring for clients using my Award Booking Service, and I've been busy recently booking couples and solo travelers on the Abu Dhabi to New York JFK route, which did...
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12/26/2015
  This Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour review is from a recent trip to New Zealand. For prior posts in the trip report please see: Review: American Airlines 767-300 Business Class Review: CitizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Hotel Le Cinq...
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12/22/2015
  Aman Resorts' 4th Night Free with Virtuoso Benefits offer has been extended to the end of January 2016 for select properties, which would make a fantastic holiday present for your spouse or significant other, if you can manage to...
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12/11/2015
  Want to guarantee a hotel upgrade? Here are 12 great hotel guaranteed upgrade offers currently available, in Paris, London, Chicago, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Vancouver, Geneva and Chiang Rai. In each case, if you book as a TravelSort Client and...
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12/7/2015
Given the 2016 AAdvantage Award Chart Devaluation, what's the strategy going forward? I've always recommended redeeming your frequent flyer miles and not saving them, given the significant award chart devaluations that occur. Frequent flyer mile balances are NOT retirement nest...
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12/5/2015
Which new luxury hotels are opening in 2016? As I help clients plan their 2016 and 2017 travel, several new Four Seasons hotels, a new Aman Resort, and a new Park Hyatt have come up as potential stay options, so...
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12/1/2015
Where to travel for a 10th anniversary trip? A TravelSort client is planning a special 10th wedding anniversary trip for his wife and him: "My wife is undecided on a beach destination (Bora Bora) versus Paris / London or Tokyo...
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11/29/2015
  Here are 6 reasons why I love New Zealand, which we've been fortunate enough to visit over the past week, as part of site inspections for TravelSort Clients. In fact my husband was wistfully saying how he wished we...
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11/26/2015
  A new Guess the Place Puzzle, and Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. readers! I'm currently in a country in the Pacific Ocean, and just did a site inspection at a gorgeous property. There's no sign to this luxurious place,...
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