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by Hilary Stockton on 6/14/2016

Romantic Travel

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6/14/2016
  The Buy Alaska Miles with a 50% Bonus Offer has been extended to tomorrow, June 15. Note that this is a targeted offer, so some Mileage Plan members may be targeted for a lower bonus amount. I'd been delaying buying...
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6/1/2016
  Update: This appears to be dead. Hope some readers were able to benefit! Fly Business Class to Europe from $1066 roundtrip, thanks to a British Airways and American fare sale from cities such as Houston (IAH), San Francisco (SFO)...
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5/30/2016
  Etihad's new First Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi is now open, but it's missing a crucial amenity. First, the lounge details as per the Etihad press release: "...The lounge features 16 unique zones designed to ensure that guests can...
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5/27/2016
Is it better to book hotels in advance or last minute? TravelSort reader William writes "I usually hate planning in advance and prefer to plan trips closer to the actual travel dates, but my partner and I also want to...
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5/24/2016
  Four Seasons Lanai is offering 4th night free, a $300 air credit (per couple) and a complimentary activity, such as a round of golf, horseback riding or UTV tour. It's a great summer promotion for this beautiful resort, fresh...
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5/22/2016
  For a honeymoon, is Maldives or Bora Bora a better experience? A TravelSort Client writes "I've seen you were recently in Bora Bora and that you've also been to the Maldives. Which is a better honeymoon experience, and why?...
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5/15/2016
  5/17/16 Update: Four Seasons Kyoto is now open for reservations! The Four Seasons Kyoto is one of the Top 2016 New Luxury Hotel Openings I highlighted last year, and is scheduled to open October 15, 2016. For such a scenic,...
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5/9/2016
Guaranteed hotel upgrades are one of the perks my clients most request, but most hotel upgrades are subject to availability at time of arrival. Yes, Four Seasons Preferred Partner and other preferred partner programs do prioritize my clients' upgrades ahead...
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5/3/2016
  You can Buy Alaska Miles with up to a 50% Bonus, if you're targeted for this offer. Alaska also had an up to 50% bonus for buying miles back in November-December 2015, but the question is whether buying miles...
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5/1/2016
  This Review of The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, is from our visit to a sister property of Matakauri Lodge in Queenstown, which we visited last year. For all our posts on New Zealand luxury...
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4/28/2016
  The top Paris luxury hotels are some of the best in Europe, thanks to a very competitive market that includes the Four Seasons George V Hotel Paris, Mandarin Oriental Paris, Le Bristol, The Peninsula Paris and soon, the reopening...
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4/25/2016
  Four Seasons Bora Bora has a 2nd Night Free Offer with Four Seasons Preferred Partner Benefits! Now, before you get too excited, note that this offer is best for island hopping, for if you're traveling to a few places...
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4/21/2016
  How to Change a Name on an Airline Ticket Due to Marriage? Generally airline ticket name changes or transfers to another person are not permitted. But what about in the case of a legal name change?  TravelSort reader Jenny...
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4/16/2016
  This InterContinental Bora Bora Thalasso Review 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 to Los Angeles Paradise!...
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4/15/2016
  Is It Worth Paying Taxes by Credit Card, with Fees, to Fly Etihad First Apartment on the A380? April 18, 2016 is U.S. tax deadline day (thanks to today being a DC holiday, taxes are due April 18 this...
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4/12/2016
  What Are the Best Adults-Only Luxury Hotels and Resorts? While we take our current 8 year old everywhere (including on our recent 10th wedding anniversary trip to Bora Bora and New Zealand and in Singapore Suites and Etihad First...
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4/9/2016
  You can buy AAdvantage miles for 1.8 cents each through April 28, but is it worth it after the 2016 AAdvantage Award Chart Devaluation?  Here are the tiers: Buy 6000-9000 AAdvantage miles: 1500 bonus miles Buy 10,000-19,000 AAdvantage miles: 3500...
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4/7/2016
  This Four Seasons Bora Bora Review 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 to Los Angeles Paradise! Can...
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4/4/2016
  The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand was a highlight of our 10th wedding anniversary trip, which also included Four Seasons Bora Bora. We loved New Zealand so much our first trip last November, which included...
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4/2/2016
This Air Tahiti Nui Business Class Review from Los Angeles to Papeete 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...
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4/2/2016
This Air Tahiti Nui Business Class Review from Los Angeles to Papeete 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...
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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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4/7/2016
  This Four Seasons Bora Bora Review 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 to Los Angeles Paradise! Can...
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4/1/2016
Alaska Mileage Plan increased Emirates A380 First Class awards 67%-100% with no notice effective March 30, 2016, which Alaska's Q&A rather petulantly blamed on "travel hacking" and below-market award levels making the previous award rates unsustainable. First, here are the...
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4/9/2016
  You can buy AAdvantage miles for 1.8 cents each through April 28, but is it worth it after the 2016 AAdvantage Award Chart Devaluation?  Here are the tiers: Buy 6000-9000 AAdvantage miles: 1500 bonus miles Buy 10,000-19,000 AAdvantage miles: 3500...
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4/21/2016
  How to Change a Name on an Airline Ticket Due to Marriage? Generally airline ticket name changes or transfers to another person are not permitted. But what about in the case of a legal name change?  TravelSort reader Jenny...
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4/12/2016
  What Are the Best Adults-Only Luxury Hotels and Resorts? While we take our current 8 year old everywhere (including on our recent 10th wedding anniversary trip to Bora Bora and New Zealand and in Singapore Suites and Etihad First...
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3/26/2016
Welcome to Paradise! Can you guess the place and the resort? I'm currently doing a site inspection at a resort my clients love for honeymoon and anniversary trips, but increasingly families are asking about it too. It's no wonder it...
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4/16/2016
  This InterContinental Bora Bora Thalasso Review 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 to Los Angeles Paradise!...
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4/28/2016
  The top Paris luxury hotels are some of the best in Europe, thanks to a very competitive market that includes the Four Seasons George V Hotel Paris, Mandarin Oriental Paris, Le Bristol, The Peninsula Paris and soon, the reopening...