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by Hilary Stockton on 8/1/2015

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8/1/2015
  This review of Castello Banfi Il Borgo in Tuscany, Italy is part of a trip report featuring the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and...
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7/31/2015
  How to Fly First Class to Europe with Alaska frequent flyer miles? TravelSort reader Barbara writes: "We have built up over $2.4 million frequent flyer miles in Alaska Air Mileage Plan. Now that we are able to start using them, we...
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7/24/2015
  There are several new Virtuoso Preview hotels and resorts that have garnered quite a bit of interest from clients, ranging from the reopening of the Ritz Paris after a $200 million renovation, to the Faena Miami Beach (will it...
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7/23/2015
  This Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa Review is part of a trip report featuring the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and Italy.  For the...
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7/22/2015
  What are Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Rules in terms of transferring Ultimate Rewards points to a family member? TravelSort reader Jagir writes "I don't have a Chase Sapphire Preferred but have a ton of Ultimate Rewards points and I'm...
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7/15/2015
  This Review of the Portrait Roma Hotel, part of the Lungarno Collection, is part of a trip report featuring Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and Italy.  For the prior...
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7/3/2015
    Update: See my Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa Review and Ristorante Il Refettorio review for more details! I've seen and stayed at many luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, but sometimes there's still a property that makes my jaw...
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6/19/2015
  United Awards to Hawaii are 20% Off for Economy Class roundtrip tickets on Mondays through Thursdays, from August 8 to December 15, per Dan. United awards are usually 45,000 MileagePlus miles for economy roundtrip, so with the 20% discount...
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6/17/2015
  No visa is needed for Bali, Indonesia for U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals (see list below), effective June 10, 2015, per Ben; you can also see the tourist visa exemption for U.S. citizens update on the Embassy of...
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6/9/2015
  AAdvantage miles can still be used to reserve Etihad First Apartment Awards on the A380 and Etihad First Class, including Etihad First Class on the 787-9 between Abu Dhabi and Washington Dulles IAD. There was apparently a glitch yesterday,...
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6/6/2015
  This Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in Asia and the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Emirates First Class.  For the...
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6/4/2015
  This Amantaka Activities and Top Things to Do in Luang Prabang post is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in Asia and the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class...
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5/29/2015
  Amantaka in Luang Prabang, Laos is a favorite of many TravelSort clients, who often visit it as part of a Southeast Asia trip that includes Amansara in Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, and other temples. I'd last visited Luang Prabang back...
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5/27/2015
  This Emirates A380 First Class Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Japan Airlines First Class.  For the prior...
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5/25/2015
  This Emirates First Class Lounge in Dubai Review is part of a trip report including Emirates A380 First Class, luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class...
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5/24/2015
  Several Ritz-Carlton 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free offers are available and combinable with either Virtuoso or AMEX Fine Hotels & Resorts benefits. Now, my personal preference in virtually every market that they both operate in is Four...
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5/20/2015
  This Conrad Maldives Superior Water Villa Review post is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Business Class.  For the prior...
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5/12/2015
  This Review of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in a Beach Villa is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Business...
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5/11/2015
Four Seasons Hualalai is our favorite Hawaii luxury resort. Many clients also consider it the best hotel in Hawaii, and are always asking me if there are any special offers. Neither Four Seasons Hualalai nor Four Seasons Maui at Wailea...
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5/9/2015
  This Trans Maldivian Airways Seaplane Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Business Class.  For the prior posts,...
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  This Emirates A380 First Class Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Japan Airlines First Class.  For the prior...
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  This Emirates First Class Lounge in Dubai Review is part of a trip report including Emirates A380 First Class, luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class...
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    Update: See my Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa Review and Ristorante Il Refettorio review for more details! I've seen and stayed at many luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, but sometimes there's still a property that makes my jaw...
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  Etihad's A380 First Apartment now has 2 award seats bookable between NYC and Abu Dhabi on some days, per Ben. Note that while a lot of seats have been snatched up, it's still possible to find some days with...
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  Several Ritz-Carlton 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free offers are available and combinable with either Virtuoso or AMEX Fine Hotels & Resorts benefits. Now, my personal preference in virtually every market that they both operate in is Four...
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5/12/2015
  This Review of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in a Beach Villa is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Business...
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6/9/2015
  AAdvantage miles can still be used to reserve Etihad First Apartment Awards on the A380 and Etihad First Class, including Etihad First Class on the 787-9 between Abu Dhabi and Washington Dulles IAD. There was apparently a glitch yesterday,...
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5/11/2015
Four Seasons Hualalai is our favorite Hawaii luxury resort. Many clients also consider it the best hotel in Hawaii, and are always asking me if there are any special offers. Neither Four Seasons Hualalai nor Four Seasons Maui at Wailea...
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5/20/2015
  This Conrad Maldives Superior Water Villa Review post is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Business Class.  For the prior...
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5/9/2015
  This Trans Maldivian Airways Seaplane Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Business Class.  For the prior posts,...